— AARP Pennsylvania recently joined organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, “Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul.” The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers. The featured speakers on the panel were experts in the caregiving industry answering questions …

— By Kelly Soderlund Ruth Glispie’s day is consumed with caring for her husband, whose legs have limited mobility after two strokes. She can’t remember the last time she read a book or went to lunch with a friend. Although her adult children sometimes lend a hand, and an aide comes daily to help out, the Chicago resident doesn’t have anything close to the kind of companionship she shared with her husband before his strokes. “It’s very lonely,” said Glispie, 82. …

— By Sue Price Johnson Lorraine McClenny-Wright streamlined her life when her mother started showing signs of dementia. She bought a house with a first-floor bedroom to accommodate her mom, now 91, who moved in five years ago. To be away from home less often, McClenny-Wright, an associate professor of accounting, switched from teaching on campus at North Carolina State University to online instruction in 2010. When it became too much to juggle, McClenny-Wright, 63, cut back on her teaching schedule. Even …