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Category: Older and Wiser
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Today many of us are living longer. What does that mean? It gives us more time to enjoy life, friendships, family and other pleasures. On the other hand, what happens if we find our loved ones unable to manage on their own?
Are you worried about your mom or dad—or another loved one who is living alone? Let’s say you want to ask if they would consider moving to a senior living community. Chances are you’ll encounter some resistance. How can you make it easier to discuss transitions with those you love?
After a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, family and friends will often worry whether the person needs to retire from driving. As difficult as this conversation may be, it’s an important one to have. By proactively discussing driving after dementia, families can reduce the risk of unfortunate traffic accidents.
The day was June 1, 1963. The first 3x5 index card in “The Little Gray Box” belongs to, Pauline Crume, otherwise known as Polly. To my knowledge and as the story has been told, Polly moved in and slept in the back office to listen for/and answer the switchboard. (Think Ruth Buzzi’s, Ernestine, “One ringy dingy”) The switchboard was a lot of cords that you stuck in the holes and flip a switch to connect the calls.