Archive for February, 2009
Question: I have two octogenarian friends who always have had a positive outlook on life. I’ve enjoyed their company. Recently, they seem emotionally fragile. They misinterpret my conversations, resist help from me, forget the time I would pick them up for an event and have become argumentative over trivialities – often claiming no one is [...]
Question: My granddaughter is now 6 months old and I still can’t decide what she should call me. I am 63, at the height of my career and attractive (I am told). Grandma or grandmother just doesn’t seem to fit. Am I obsessing or is this a real issue?
Question: My 88-year old mother needs a morning caregiver. She requires help getting up in the morning, dressing, having breakfast, getting a little exercise and perhaps lunch. We can’t afford a care facility and can’t bear the thought of her being in one again. Where do we begin?
Question: I am about to turn 50 and am “freaked out.” I have always been the youngest among my women friends and don’t feel that way anymore. My friends tell me to think about all I have accomplished and to “get over it.” Is this a boomer problem? Can you assist?