Along with the declines we’re seeing in our senses associated with aging, there is a corresponding trend of clever new technologies designed to make aging much more manageable and in some cases, much less embarrassing.
Deciding on a retirement residence should not be done after Mom has fallen at home and broken her pelvis. Deciding on a dignified death should not be made when a parent suffers a severe stroke and is laying in a coma.
Most agree that the biggest challenge for the sandwich generation occurs when the parents must leave the primary home, giving up their independence to move into a retirement living facility. Here's some helpful advice.
I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.