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Couples Manage Stress Better
Fortunately, when I am melting down in terror, David stays solid. Last night he pulled me back from a meltdown by reminding me that me have moved into a place that is “absolutely fabulous and magical”. Then he sat me down on the sofa in front of the roaring fire, put a drink in my hand, and fed me chicken soup.
Today, he told me (with exhausted eyes) he could not possibly do all the work waiting on his desk until the… More
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The Center for Brain Health recommends activities that are ‘novel & complex’ to improve brain health. But they also tell us to avoid multitasking, quiet your mind, manage stress, and get lots of sleep. As a 59-year-old baby boomer who is unpacking in her new home in Ann Arbor, MI, while trying to sell her house in Dallas, TX, I find it difficult to follow this advice. I worry for my brain.
Save Me From “Novel & Complex”
My “novel &… More
On Sunday I traded my Blackberry phone for the Samsung Galaxy III phone. What have I done? The Blackberry was working just fine. I changed because I want to use my phone as a modem when I travel. I don’t play games, watch movies, need a touch screen, or want lots of colorful things on my screen. But now I have everything. It makes me feel terribly old.
It is NOT Intuitive
On Day One I got the thing activated, transferred my photos and contacts, learned how to “swipe”… More
THE JOY OF MIDDLE AGE
Barbara Strauch, Science Editor of the New York Times and author of the book, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE GROWN-UP BRAIN: THE SURPRISING TALENTS OF THE MIDDLE-AGED MIND, has some good news for my brain and the brains of my fellow Baby Boomers.
Brains continue to improve through middle age.
Middle age is now considered ages 40 – 70.
The brain’s performance reaches its peak in middle age.
Forgetfulness in middle age is merely distraction.
In middle age,… More
Elder abuse is an almost invisible form of abuse that has reached epidemic proportions. The problem will only increase with 78 million baby boomers moving toward elderhood.
This sixteen-minute video addresses physical, financial, and psychological elder abuse. It provides clear, balanced information and interviews, but is not sensationalist, nor is it an infomercial for an elder abuse attorney. The video was produced by the National Council on Aging and WITNESS.org.… More
BOOMERS LEAD THE PARADE
Starring on stage and in the hit movie, The Music Man, Robert Preston sang “76 trombones led the big parade…” Multiply by a million, and that is how many members of the baby boomer generation were created by American births between 1946 and 1964.
At no previous time in world history has such a swelling of population occurred. Some have referred to it as, “the pig in the python”, an apt description of the impact the explosion in birth rate created. … More
The number of baby boomer care givers continues to grow. Many care givers are in their 50′s and 60′s. 28% home aids are 55 or older. Some care givers choose the role, while others must learn to accept it with grace.
The following video gives two different perspectives. The first perspective is from the viewpoint of a 57-year-old baby boomer who has found her calling as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the elderly.
The second perspective offers advice for baby… More
Here is some excellent, practical advice from Elaine Sanchez for BabyBoomers (Baby Boomers) trying to asses the safety of their parents. I like the way she presents information clearly and simply so that we can all understand it the first time around. She covers issues such as
Home Safety and Helpful Technologies
Mental and Emotional Safety
Social Activity and Isolation
Bill paying and Bookkeeping
Legal issues such as Trusts, Directives,… More
You will probably laugh at this if you are a Boomer. We can laugh as long as we are poking fun at ourselves. But, please be careful if you are laughing/ranting at us, not with us.
NOT SO FUNNY GENERATIONAL ISSUES
It was interesting to read the comments that were posted for this video. They are almost all expressions of disgust for and rage at the Baby Boomers. Since I am one, I am a little taken aback. I have heard that there is a generational war brewing, but my Gen X and Gen… More
That awesome, entirely attractive, hip, cool generation known as Baby Boomers is those Americans born during the years 1946 to 1964. Yep, that’s right. That was the end of the good stuff once the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan that spring in 1964. (The Beatles themselves, were not Boomers. They were from the Silent Generation.)
Baby boomers were nearly 80 million strong. Our moms and dads produced 4.3 million of us Baby Boomers in 1957 alone! … More