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Siblings, Gratitude and Aging Parents

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingWhether you’ve had a lifelong sibling rivalry or been the best of friends, sibling relationships can be very difficult to navigate when caring for an aging parent. I am in contact with many family caregivers, and I often hear about conflict between siblings around caregiving decisions and responsibilities. Some are at such odds that they either don’t communicate or have a great deal of trouble doing so. Others say that a simple expression of appreciation would go a long way …

Facebook — a Gathering Place for Granny Bashers?

Posted on 03/15/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

TechnologyA lot of older Americans are turning to Facebook  as a way to communicate with their friends and to find others with whom they share common interests. That’s why it’s all the more disturbing when a newly released study concludes that the world’s most popular social networking site has also become a hotbed for ageist bigotry of the most extreme sort. How extreme? For starters, try a Facebook group entitled “Old people to be shot at the age of 70.” The group’s …