romance

At 96, Fred Stobaugh and His Love Song Are a Huge Hit

Posted on 09/11/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

EntertainmentA 96-year-old widower’s sweet song about his late wife not only has brought him national attention, he’s also achieved a new record: The oldest artist to have a song on Billboard‘s top 100 — beating out 85-year-old Tony Bennett, no less. Fred Stobaugh of Peoria, Ill., made the iTunes top 10 last month, alongside megastars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Stobaugh lost his wife, Lorraine, in April. They met in 1938 at an A&W Root Beer stand where she …

Sex, Alzheimer’s and Boomers: Trouble for Nursing Homes

Posted on 08/7/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayRomance — for many, it’s one of life’s great pleasures. But for those living in a nursing home sex can get a bit more complicated. Having Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia calls into question whether the individuals involved have the ability to give legal consent. Nursing homes regularly struggle to make that call, and this problem will only grow worse as the number of older Americans grows as the the boomer generation joins their ranks. Related: Sex and …

Romance Lives On, Despite Alzheimer’s

Posted on 02/14/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI returned home from an extended business trip last night and, as I feared, I’m not sure my beloved Dad remembered me. As Alzheimer’s continues to slowly take over his brain, Daddy’s ability to remember key people in his life has been fading. But there are two people he still knows without fail. I guess I should say two souls really, because one is his dog, Jackson. The other is the love of his life, Patricia — my Mom. Dad …

I Don’t Want to Have Sex With My Overweight Wife

Posted on 11/20/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: I’m a man who has been married for 34 years. I love my soulmate, but I don’t have it in me anymore to make love to her when she’s overweight and has been for some time. I just can’t do it anymore. And now I feel depressed with no romance. I have no desire for sex anymore and I know my wife is aware. I love her and feel as  if there is nothing left but to wait until …

The Wrong Kind of Dirty

Posted on 11/12/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I am 58 and have a deep connection with a man I’ve known for about a year. We get along fabulously and I believe most women would think he is a great catch; I definitely do. My problem stems from his questionable hygiene. His work requires some extreme conditions as well as some dirty jobs. I’m not sure he realizes this hygiene issue has spilled into his everyday life and I don’t know how or if I should broach …

Singing To My Valentine in Nashville

Posted on 02/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelFor those who are in possession of a romantic’s heart, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim your love to those most dear. As I contemplate such proclamations, and in particular, proclamations made while traveling; my mind immediately races to a day, twenty-seven years ago, when my soon-to-be wife asked me to record a song for her while we were traveling in Nashville, Tennessee. We were on a week-long vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and decided …