activities for those with dementia

This 90-Year-Old Found His Inner Kid (Again) and Why You Should, Too

Posted on 03/15/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionNo matter how old and wise we get, sometimes we keep making the same mistakes … over and over again. One of them, which can have a huge impact on how we experience life, is this: ignoring your inner kid. In an article for AARP not long ago, I suggested: Don’t take yourself, or the world, too seriously. There will always be problems, but do we have to constantly dwell on them? Smile, play, laugh, have fun, engage, connect. These are …

Adventures in Caregiving: Taking Mom and Dad to the Movies

Posted on 02/5/2013 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingDue to Mom and Dad’s health issues, it’s been a very long time since I’ve attempted taking them to a movie. Nevertheless, fortified by Danielle, our live-in caregiver, and my boyfriend, Bill, I recently decided to try taking them to see, “Lincoln.” Here’s how we pulled it off … and the emotional roller coaster that ensued for me. We chose an early Tuesday evening when there wouldn’t be crowds (matinees are great too.) We arrived at the movie theater late, …