Monthly Archives: February 2013

Looking Ahead

Middle age tends to be a time of focusing not only on oneself and, if married, one’s mate, but also attending to maturing children and aging parents. Those generations—one on ahead, the other trailing—not only are sources of concern and … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Ratings

U.S. News and World Report recently released its ratings of nursing homes in the U.S. The ratings are based on data from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and consist of an overall score plus scores in three … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Regrets of Late Adulthood

As a psychologist who provides services for older adults, I’ve noticed that, though my older clients have a variety of reasons for seeking help, their underlying issues often coalesce around common themes.   Specifically, those deeper issues often entail concerns over … Continue reading

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Segregated Seniors

In America, social interactions tend to be stratified by age.  Young adults associate with each other more than they do with those from different cohorts, as do the middle-aged, as do the elderly.  An opinion piece by herbologist Mary Bodel … Continue reading

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Does Activity Increase the Happiness of Older Adults?

An earlier version of this post was published at Life Assays on April 24, 2011. On April 9, I attended the Carolinas Psychology Conference, a venue for undergraduate psychology students to present research that they’ve done. We had four students … Continue reading

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Dementia, Caregiving, and Spirituality

No Act of Love is Ever Wasted; The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia by Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2009) is directed at family members, caregivers, and clergy whose lives bring them … Continue reading

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About This Blog

The populations of most countries are in the process of growing older. Thus, in the United States, the percentage of the population between 45 and 64 increased from 22.0% to 26.4% of the total between 2000 and 2010, and the … Continue reading

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