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It Isn’t Always Alzheimer’s

  My friend Sarah was in a panic. She had started forgetting words. She couldn’t remember some names. They had all gone into the bucket of lost words. So, she went to her doctor and moaned: “I think I have Alzheimer’s.” Her doctor listened patiently to her complaints and said: “You may look 20 years … Continue reading

Who is Ready for Old Age?

Are we ever ready for old age? Do we think about what our lives will be like at 75, 85, 95? It’s true that we are living longer. In 2015 the average age of death in the US was 78.74 years. Life expectancy for those born in 2017 is 76 for men and 81 for women. … Continue reading

Letter From an Indignant Grandfather

  I just received this letter. “Dear Avida Home Care, Would you please explain why elderly people get treated as second class citizens? I don’t mean senior citizens, I mean some young people treat us like we’re invisible. My son and I go to a nearby restaurant for dinner once in a while. The waiter … Continue reading


Did you know that the UK has named a Loneliness Minister? Yep. It’s true. Loneliness is more prevalent than we know. Among the elderly it is an even bigger problem. Best friends die. Others move away. Physical or mental impairments can interfere with or hinder old hobbies or outings. They become totally isolated. Sadness descends. … Continue reading