‘Wisdom’ Posts

Making Alzheimers Moms Happy With Just a One Minute Call a Day

May 5th, 2012 by Doris Bersing

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Co-Founder of Presence Care Project, Marguerite Manteau-Rao explains in an article published by the  Huffington Post how “being a long-distance caregiver is hard, especially when a loved one’s mind can no longer dwell on the memory of prior times together, or the anticipation of a future visit. One can easily feel helpless and overcome with grief, and guilt, and frustration. I would like to share one small thing I have discovered with my mother, that’s made a huge difference in how I feel about living so far from her…” This story if for the 2.3 million long-distance caregivers who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Read the article

THE ELDERS

April 9th, 2012 by Doris Bersing

Fascinating photographs of elder stateswomen and matriarchs from cultures around the world.
See the photo show

I’m not twenty…by Mary Oliver!

March 26th, 2010 by Doris Bersing

Some reflections when we think everything fails… Keep’ on going. Read this “Self-Portrait by Mary Oliver”

I wish I was twenty and in love with life
and still full of beans.

Onward, old legs!
There are the long, pale dunes; on the other side
the roses are blooming and finding their labor
no adversity to the spirit.

Upward, old legs! There are the roses, and there is the sea
shining like a song, like a body
I want to touch

though I’m not twenty
and won’t be again but ah! seventy. And still
in love with life. And still
full of beans.

Read about Mary Oliver

Aging Parents: A Great Resource From A Living Well Associate

January 22nd, 2010 by Doris Bersing

Living Well Associate and Mediator, Carolyn Rosenblat, Esq. is gathering wonderful articles and content on the topic of aging parents and caring for them. Carolyn is Registered Nurse with ten years of experience in nursing, and twenty-seven years of experience as a lawyer, representing injured persons. She has been a mediator for three years, after representing many clients at mediation as their advocate. Her areas of expertise as a mediator include personal injury, elder abuse and neglect, and a variety of other subjects including defective products, medical negligence, parent-teacher-school conflicts and real estate disputes. She has considerable experience in working with elders, social services concerning them, and the families of elders.

Take a look at Carolyn’s blog