Seismic shifts in our culture and family dynamics have brought major changes to the role of grandparents today. Just when our kids are “grown and gone” (or so we thought), we are often called upon to pick up family responsibilities we weren’t planning on. Just what are those changes, and how can we deal with them in healthy ways?
After 20, 30, or 40 years of marriage, you can still have fun, adventure, dreams for the future, and deep fulfillment in life together. But those don’t happen automatically. Here are some great ideas for what is possible, and strategies to overcome the landmines and pitfalls. The rest is up to you.
Dr. Dan’s “30-something” daughter Rachel is in studio to discuss some of the key elements of maintaining healthy and meaningful communication as things change over time. Parents nurturing a relationship with their adult children is a wonderful and rewarding thing. But it’s not easy or automatic. Here are some thoughts from one father-daughter relationship that has grown over time.
Is your aging loved able to be safe and happy on their own at home? What signs should you look for, and what are your options? This is almost never an easy transition for families. But when safety and happiness are at stake, you want all the help you can get. This show has that for you.
AAPR surveys say that 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as they can. The challenge is to make sure independence doesn’t become isolation. Our guest explains the critical importance of nutrition, socialization, and cognitive engagement. These keys will help the loved one be happy and healthy while still having their independence at home.