"I've never actually really discussed that in depth..."
I remember all too clearly that moment when I was searching through my mother's home, desperate to find her driver's license, her marriage certificate and other important documents that I needed in order to help her.
Tragically, a cancer missed by mammography, typically found by palpation, most likely will result in advanced disease. Women need this critical breast health information as they discuss their personal screening with health care providers.
My involvement with baby boomers and caregiving definitely came about very organically. I got thrown into it like most Americans do.
She told the group that she had just finished 12 weeks of chemotherapy and would enter another round in a couple of weeks
When I see that photo of Joan, the newer one, I am filled with hope for her. I am filled with a hope that those battling cancer get to live the rest of their lives, happy and healthy, in honor of those who didn't. In honor of my Dad.
Fueled by our fury over the responses we were getting because we weren't BALD, a lot of us wrote TODAY back to explain how gutted we by the fact that a lot of women are getting left out of the conversation, by the media perpetuation that you must LOOK sick in order to BE sick.
Check out the cover below: Lunden is getting ready to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The former
While I am a huge fan of using different digital tools to stay connected with others, I also think that nothing can replace the impact of spending some face time with loved ones. These moments are important in building relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren, but can also be useful in helping families keep an eye on an aging loved one's health.
The holidays are a popular time for reuniting with siblings and parents. Like me, many sons and daughters no longer live in the same city as their parents, so this may be the first time in months when adult children are seeing their parents. Once together, it's common that health changes in mom or dad are more evident and the topic of aging, and its related issues, becomes a topic of family conversation.