Second-Half of Life Blog

Functional Ability is Destiny at the End

This important article by Dr. Dhruv Khullar in the New York Times offers new insights from data mining about a critical tipping point for older adults who drift beyond having chronic illnesses to also developing functional ability deficits.  This lethal…

Continue Reading


Sooner or Later: Part 2

And here’s what’s going to happen: 11. Your parents are going to repeat stories you’ve heard a thousand times and test your patience and endurance by telling them another thousand times. Comment: Instead of complaining about how many times you’ve…

Continue Reading






How To Reduce Power Struggles With Aging Parents

How To Reduce Power Struggles With Aging Parents is a video slideshow I created to outline some of the underlying issues that complicate communication between adult children and their aging parents. In addition to providing new insights about their causes,…

Continue Reading



When all else fails, take them to the ER…

This article, entitled “Stressed Out Caregivers Are Using ER Visits for Respite Study Finds,” confirms that caregivers do what they have to do to survive the stress of caring for aging parents. It is also a sad reminder of the…

Continue Reading