Home Health Care Links April 2014

Home Health Care Links April 2014

home Health Care Links via Kalamazoo Gazette

At Encompass, we are constantly reading new things about aging. We invite you to look at some links that portray fresh or interesting perspectives on the topic along with a special link to an online discussion on aging hosted by the Washington Post this month.

Carolyn Rosenblatt shares a short article on the power of developing new friendships and combating loneliness later in lifehttp://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynrosenblatt/2014/03/31/antidote-to-loneliness-the-power-of-aging-parents-friendships/

Dr. Ira Byock author of Dying Well 1997 describes the importance of talking about uncomfortable topics with your loved ones:

http://bigthink.com/videos/dying-well

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is the author of the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, (http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/sketchbook/chast-parents/) which humorously and honestly depicts her experiences with her aging parents. The memoir will be published in May.

Columnist Michelle Singeltary from the Washington Post writes on talking to your kids about aging (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/having-the-other-talk-with-your-kids–not-storks-but-aging/2014/03/27/8cc15a44-b3b1-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html). She invites readers to engage in a discussion on the topic at eleven AM Central time on April 24 at washingtonpost.com/discussions.

If you find articles related to what we do here at Encompass, we welcome you to share as well!

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