A family could mean traditional roles and relationships to some, but in many ways, love defines a family. Strong family relationships multiply the joy and love in our life, but they can also be complicated, especially in the cases of estrangement. These articles tell the stories of navigating the sometimes unexpected changes in family relationships, tell stories of mending broken ties and managing dysfunctional family situations, and give insight into sustaining a happy home.
As more older-adults choose to age in place instead of moving in with children or choosing assisted care, the options for long-term living arrangements have expanded. Better healthcare, increased longevity, and new aging in place resources are making it possible to live independently while staying connected to family, or living apart together or moving in with a new partner though remaining unmarried.
In addition to Families and Relationships, Living and Learning also discusses:
The House of Memories app sparks connection for those living with dementia
World Poetry Day with Jaki Shelton Green, Alberto Ríos and Ginny Lowe Connors
Recalling quiet walks and shared meals with an older sibling who had dementia
How the Supreme Court Justice cared for her husband and lives with dementia now
Your socks may get wet, but there's plenty to enjoy if you prepare for the challenge
Author Mary Pipher ('Reviving Ophelia') plots the course
Smart advice from the author of 'Buy the Change You Want to See'
A ProPublica editor and author reflects on the huge college admissions scandal
How to work through complicated feelings and maintain good relationships
'The Formula' author and scientist says 'the Q-factor' is key
When the subject is addiction, there are no easy answers
On International Women's Day, meet Judy Beggs, founder of Friends of Guéoul
Here are the basics of the disease, including risk factors and survival rates
With the swing of a paddle, the sport offers physical, social and emotional benefits
If you have expertise or a talent, a cruise line might want you aboard
Yelp and Medicare dole out stars for nursing homes in very different ways
His wife has a brain disease, but our loneliness drew us together
Work & Purpose
Chronological age doesn't mean what it used to, and why that matters