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Archive for July, 2010

Remembering the Leading Voice in Field of Aging

A pioneer in the field of aging has died – an exceptional visionary, scientist, humanist, scholar, agent of change and communicator.  This champion was Dr. Robert N. Butler, who died July 4 at age 83.  He worked up until three days before his death. Dr. Butler was the leading voice on issues of longevity and [...]

Ways to Smooth the Road Along Caregiving Journey

Over the years I have received many questions about caregiving which resonate in the broadest sense. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter reminds us why.  She said, “There are four kinds of people in this world:  Those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need [...]

Take An Active Role in Financial Matters

Question: I am 81 years old and never managed money. My late husband, a retired surgeon who passed away 10 years ago, made all the financial decisions in our 52-year marriage. Fortunately, my health has been good this past decade. Now I need some help with driving and tasks at home. My oldest son manages [...]