Caregivers must pay attention to their own needs, as well

Q: My question has to do with respite care for a caregiver who is trying to do the whole job himself, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don't think he understands that it is OK to ask for help nor does he know what type of help is available. He won't listen [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Living long with purpose, goals

My Grandma Ada lived for 100 years and five days. The most important lesson she taught me was the value of a goal and a purpose. Technically speaking, Ada was my step-grandmother. My maternal grandmother (Nonna) passed away suddenly in her 70s, and my grandfather (Nonno) briefly courted and then married Ada. Ada was a [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Stay alert and safe while out for a walk

Q: I have been told walking will help my physical problems. While I think walking is a great exercise, I am concerned with traffic and potential accidents. Do you have any hints on ways to reduce a chance of an accident? A: Pedestrian safety affects each of us every time we leave home, whether as [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Second-half choices matter

If soap operas taught me anything, it’s that bad choices result in bad outcomes. As a teenager, I’d arrive home from school just in time for “General Hospital.” I can still remember the lies of omission Luke made to Laura that destroyed their relationship. Or the many times Blackie would refuse help from others, causing [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Prepare for your driver’s license exam with a few simple steps

Q: It seems as though I've been renewing my driver's license by mail forever, and now I have a notice that the current renewal must take place at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Why? Also, I'm sure I'll be required to take a written test, and to say the least I'm nervous. Do you have [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Portion size is key to weight control

Q: I'm hearing more and more about how overweight the people of this nation are becoming — both young and old. We are told to eat right, cut back on portions and eat our fruit and vegetables. I'm not in control of how much food is served. Are there any guidelines for determining portion size [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments