Now, as the adult child of an aging parent you may find the tables have turned, and it’s your turn to have “the talk.” Sure, it’s hard. Besides, if he also knows the rule, he’ll make an effort to ask questions and give her ample opportunity to talk, too. For as many as 25 percent of 65-year-old men, however, erectile dysfunction is a regular problem, according to the National Institutes of Health.
(Carrying quarters is still a good idea for toll plazas and parking meters, however.) Make sure your parent doesn’t leave the house without a fully charged cell phone – but remind Dad to avoid using the phone to check on sports scores, grandchildren or the latest cool apps. (The same goes for Dad – tiny Speedos are an absolute “no-no” if he takes a lady friend to the beach or pool! If mom wants to look sexy for her date, a turtleneck probably isn’t a good idea either, but neither is a plunging neckline that shows way too much cleavage. But remind her of the one rule of dating that has persisted even since she was a teenager: Let your date do the talking.
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They are educated and better off financially than their ancestors, and they are living longer.
The average 65-year-old Canadian can now expect to live another 13.3 years (1).
I celebrated my sexuality in my late fifties and early sixties with my beloved Robert, who was my lover and then my husband. But with knowledge and creativity, sex can remain a part of who we are.” Ashley: CBS recently ran a story about cannabis use increasing among seniors.
I celebrate it now, widowed–as many of us are–with drawers full of sex toys and occasional lusty dates. What have you noticed in terms of shifting attitudes related to cannabis in your communities, peer groups, and folks you've worked with?
You can strike up a conversation with someone you’re interested in without letting all the excuses that would normally hold you back, stop you.If your parent is at the point of seeking a physically intimate relationship, a discussion with the doctor might be in order. According to England’s Family Planning Agency (FPA), the number of reported cases of STDs among 50-to 90-year-olds has more than doubled in the past decade, perhaps due in part to the availability of drugs mentioned previously. If your parent is recently divorced or widowed remind them (as they may have frequently reminded you) that it’s not wise to jump into a relationship too quickly. If your parent is looking to meet potential love interests online, remind them things aren’t always as they seem on the Internet and to beware.Remind dad (or mom) to always carry along a condom. While most counselors recommend waiting at least a year to remarry after a divorce or death of a spouse, your parent, understandably, may feel that life is too short to wait around once they have found, “the one.” No, you can’t tell your parent what to do in matters of love, but it may be helpful to remind them that while loneliness is not good, spending the rest of their life with the wrong person is worse. More serious than a date who lies about his age or other details is one who is a threat to your parent’s safety.Seniors must cope with the various diseases of aging, such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, as well as other medical or physical conditions that can impair or slow down their daily living.Unfortunately, it seems that most medical and lay people focus only on these disease processes, as well as on other aspects of decline this sector of aging Canadians might represent.