Aging/Chronic Illness

Karen can’t believe it…The U.S. 90+ Study

I know a great deal about aging but this study surprised even me. They are called "the oldest old ‘ – those who are people age 90 and above, and they are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. Yet very little is known about the oldest old, since until recently, there were so few of them. So what determines which of us will make it [...]

Karen can’t believe it…The U.S. 90+ Study2014-05-21T17:46:49+00:00

I wish I had Known

My father died on Easter Monday, April 24, 2000. According to my friend Mimi, dad’s timing was good because God picked him up on the way through. I had to smile at her words but deep down I was filled with sorrow and regret. Our 14 - year caregiving journey together toward the end of his life was hard on both my father and I for [...]

I wish I had Known2013-07-02T18:01:53+00:00