The Greatest Gift by Patrick McGee
I was born on September 12, 1956, in Santa Ana, California. My father was superintendent of the Orange County Juvenile Hall. For the first few years of my life, we led a charmed existence where everyone knew us. My earliest recollections of my dad are of him walking out across the front yard carrying his briefcase and wearing his suit and tie.READ MORE
Right now there are approximately 54 million people in the US over the age of 65. By 2040, that number is projected to rise to 80.8 million, and then to 94.7 million in 2060. 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. That number will nearly triple unless something changes by 2060.
It may seem tough to communicate with a person living with Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementias by phone. Here are two tips for starters.READ MORE
There are times in our lives when we all feel lonely. Sometimes, our loss is profound: the death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship, starting over in a new environment. Other times, we may simply feel “out of step” with the way everyone else appears to be behaving, or feeling, or with life milestones that others may be accomplishing but which we haven’t quite gotten to yet. Whatever the reason, though, know that loneliness (on occasion) is normal. As humans, we naturally crave togetherness and meaningful relationships. Loneliness may come and go – and come again during different periods of transition in our lives. While long lasting, persistent feelings of loneliness are not healthy, steps can be taken to alleviate this perception of alienation.READ MORE