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Poetry and Aging Parents, Part 6

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Aging Parents, Poetry | Comments Off on Poetry and Aging Parents, Part 6

We grant the old a special courage to weather the slings and arrows of aging, but we forget their older brains are rewired for contemplation, a benefit that goes far beyond facilitating life review. This unique...

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Caregiver Decision Fatigue

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Aging Parents | Comments Off on Caregiver Decision Fatigue

Caring for aging parents brings with it a new kind of exhaustion called decision fatigue. While its cause has a number of contributing factors, two in particular stand out as primary sources: • Sustained...

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