what does it mean to be elderly?

Who are we talking about, anyway?

Lately, knitting-150970_1280I’ve read a few articles and blog posts about the distinction between “younger” older people and “older” older people. This is interesting to me because, as I’ve been seeking out information over the past couple of years, it is apparent that a lot what’s out there doesn’t really apply to my mother. At a time when 40 is the new 30, I guess 70 may be the new 60 but I don’t know that 89 is the new 79. At some point, Mom caught up with her age.  Continue reading “what does it mean to be elderly?”

know thy pharmacist

My local pharmacist has become an unexpected ally in dealing with Mom’s health.

chemist-2026442_1280Back from my flu break – I’ll be playing catch-up with my posts for the next week or so. Fortunately, I had a fairly light case of the flu (or whatever it was) but it knocked me off my feet for the better part of a week and I’m still getting over the fatigue. At about 3:30 pm, I’m ready for a nap!  Continue reading “know thy pharmacist”