My site is dedicated to documenting the life and tips from a young adult caregiver. If you have any questions or would like me to refer a service please give us a call. The huge “babyboomer” generation, (people born between 1946 and 1964) of which my parents are from, is racing like a speeding train, fast and furious into the ranks of “Senior Citizens.” Personally, I’m not crazy about that fact but as I well know, the only other alternative (not reaching that age) would be even less desirable.
Overall, my parents generation has been relatively healthy. They certainly have attempted to live life to the fullest and as anyone who knows them would attest, they have yet to grow up! Perhaps they have enjoyed a large measure of health because of that very fact — happy people are by and large healthier people. While they may no longer play hopscotch with their granddaughter, (not with those knees which were obviously not made to last), they still have a mindset of someone in their thirties.
Active though they may still be, however, their physical setbacks are becoming commonplace. With a population that is living longer and longer, well into their 70’s 80’s and 90’s, the one medical field that is seriously understaffed is Geriatricians.