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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

Immortally Yours

Alzheimer’s, loss of hearing, dementia and other physical conditions can take our loved ones partially away and eventually completely away. With Alzheimer’s, our loved ones are sometimes there and sometimes not. Loss of hearing makes it practically impossible to communicate if they don’t want to wear a hearing aid and some people turn their hearing aid … 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

Are the elderly happier than the rest of us?

  Are the elderly really happier than the rest of us? Or, are some people just cranky, cantankerous and quarrelsome by nature? The other day I emailed an elderly friend an article about old people being happy. He read it and responded: “What! It’s not good for old people to complain? I live for complaining. … Continue reading