Category Archives: Baby Boomers

The Sandwich Generation: Stuck in the Middle

caring for mom, dad, kids, and myself

America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, … Continue reading The Sandwich Generation: Stuck in the Middle

Aging and Addiction

alcohol and dementia

Substance abuse is often overlooked or misdiagnosed in older adults. But addiction does not discriminate — it can affect individuals of any age, gender, race, cultural background, or lifestyle. Know the warning signs of addiction and you can seek proper treatment for your loved one.   Recognize the Warning Signs of Addiction in Aging Adults by … Continue reading Aging and Addiction

Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

long-distance caregivers

Hiring an Aging Life Care Professional™  when you need help caring for aging parents is really no different from hiring an attorney for legal needs or a CPA for preparing taxes.  Aging Life Care Professionals guide you through the often complicated maze of long-term care. From determining optimal housing to managing chronic health care issues, the … Continue reading Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

How to Overcome the Fear and Anxiety of Getting Old

Overcoming the fear and anxiety of getting old with the help of an Aging Life Care Professional

Fear? Anxiety? These words identify the feelings a lot of people have when they think about getting old. Oddly enough, “getting old” is not an easily defined status. As each year goes by, you actually don’t think of yourself as “old.” Take it from me, I turned 70 just a few months ago! By Phyllis … Continue reading How to Overcome the Fear and Anxiety of Getting Old

Stay Safe While Exercising – Go4Life!

Staying safe while exercising

Aging Life Care Association™ is proud to be a partner in Go4Life® — an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  Staying Safe While Exercising You may already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. But how can … Continue reading Stay Safe While Exercising – Go4Life!

Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance

Free eBook on Bringing Balance to Your Life as a Caregiver

Aging Life Care Association™ Releases Free eBook to Help You Live Well While Caring for Aging Parents by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   We all strive for balance in our lives – nimbly tossing all those balls in the air and navigating their trajectory. When … Continue reading Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance

What are the Hidden Costs of an Aging Parent?

Six hidden costs to caring for an aging parent

by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Associaion™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy Adult children across the country belong to the sandwich generation. Like salami and cheese, they feel squished between the responsibilities of their careers, elder care and raising their kids. Often, family caregivers sacrifice their own well-being and … Continue reading What are the Hidden Costs of an Aging Parent?

How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Prepare yourself for aging

Take a look at this list of important documents and information that will help your loved ones help you when the time comes. by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   If something happened to you today, would someone know what medications you take? Who your doctor is? Or where … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Caregiver Burnout: Is Your Flame About to Fizzle?

Caregiver Burnout Can Happen to Anyone

by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   Last week with the White House Conference on Aging, the nation focused on the rapidly growing 65+ population and the increasing demand for caregivers for this surging senior population. But while others are preparing for the “Silver … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout: Is Your Flame About to Fizzle?

Aging Life Care™ Experts Ready to Help Aging Baby Boomers

Aging Baby Boomers

During Monday’s White House Conference on Aging, panelists discussed the challenge facing America — by 2030 some 70 billion baby boomers will be 65+ age. This puts an increasing strain on the long-term care industry and how to manage the care of this rapidly increasing population. One panelist shared her frustrations of navigating unorganized 1-800 numbers … Continue reading Aging Life Care™ Experts Ready to Help Aging Baby Boomers