Second-Half of Life Blog


Veiller Sur Mes Parents

Veiller Sur Mes Parents (Watch Over My Parents) is an innovative program in France that uses mail carriers to keep an eye on older adults as well as providing friendship to those who live alone.  Here’s how they do it:…

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Dancing with Dementia

Dementia recasts the memory landscape with people and events that never existed.  We are both shocked and intrigued by what our aging parents are saying.  Where did that come from we ask ourselves.  And then there is the nagging question…

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Back in stock…

My deck of note cards are back in stock. It features ten of my paintings on blank note cards. Below are four of the paintings that are included in the set.  Here’s a link to find out more about the…

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Sixty is the new sixty…

One of the new mantras of aging in the twenty-first century is the refrain “sixty is the new forty.” Maybe. Good health and an impressive array of lifestyle options certainly make many of today’s sixty year olds look different compared…

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The One Thing We Possess Equally

According to the teachers, there is only one thing that all people possess equally. This is their loneliness.   —Hyemeyohsts Storm The age wave brings with it red flag warnings about the increased threat of loneliness for older adults.  Technology cannot…

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Clinical Frailty Scale and Timed Up & Go

  TUG and CFA are two important tools that help clinicians and laypersons alike assess frailty in older adults.  Frailty status impacts the type and degree of healthcare, support services and living accommodations,   Below are links to each assessment tool…

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