Welcome to the family (really): 10 strategies for rewriting the in-law rules by Mary Jacobs, Special Contributor
Relationships among in-laws are often fraught with minefields. But with some effort, a little sensitivity and a good dose of humor, they can also become a significant source of happiness.
Older Americans: Stop asking forgiveness. It’s time to own your age.
Remember that momentous moment in 1997, when Ellen DeGeneres confessed on network television: “Yep, I’m gay”?
And today, isn’t hard to believe that stirred up such a fuss?
Of course, Ellen is gay, and it’s no big deal. But it […]
Just four days after President George H. W. Bush, 92, was hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this year, his wife, Barbara, entered the hospital for viral bronchitis.
It was no coincidence; in fact, it’s a common scenario. When an older adult falls ill, the health of the spouse or other caregiver is also at risk.
It’s a medical doomsday scenario: By 2050, an estimated 16 million people will have Alzheimer’s disease, and the cost of caring for them could bankrupt the U.S. health care system. But Jim Ray, head of neuroscience at M.D. Anderson’s Institute for Applied Cancer Science in Houston, is optimistic that research can help avert that scenario. […]
Story by Mary Jacobs in the Dallas Morning News Senior Living section.
Caring for an aging parent is challenging enough, but when the parent’s behavior is difficult, whether due to dementia or psychological issues, it’s doubly stressful. Experts tell how to cope when elderly parents’ behavior worsens.
Artie Giles of Dallas has cared for others for much of her life, but it was her own encounter with illness that spurred her to take care of herself, too. In August, at 85, Giles fulfilled a lifelong dream by earning a master’s degree from Grace International Seminary, an independent school with campuses in Dallas and […]
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Only about 10 percent of adults with congenital heart defects are getting the recommended care they need, and as a result, a lot of people have ended up unnecessarily disabled, or died at an early age, because they were not getting that care.
Read the full story by Mary Jacobs in the Dallas […]