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Dreaming of Celebrities

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

How pyschological articles interpret celebrity dreams

How pyschological articles interpret celebrity dreams

By Boomeryearbook.com

Some of us have gone to bed on what seemed like a totally normal night only to dream about someone famous that we don’t even know in waking life. That’s crazy, right? Why would you dream about a celebrity when you know nothing about their lifestyle or true nature? Well, it happens and it happens more often than you might think.

There are several reasons a celebrity might appear in your dreams. Sometimes the person is there to symbolize what you wish you were, want to become, or a lifestyle you would like to attain; (i.e. called a wish fulfillment dream in psychological articles). Many people wish and day dream about being famous or about knowing someone famous. Psychological articles and research suggest we frequently take this desirous wish one step further and have it fulfilled in our nighttime reveries.

Alternately, psychological articles have informed us that the famous person may be there to represent a certain hidden part of your psyche, what the famous psychologist Jung would call the “shadow” aspect of your personality. The conscious mind finds the “shadow” parts unacceptable and thus they seek outlet in the subconscious recesses of your dream imagery. For instance, you might dream about partying with someone that has been in the media a lot lately for too much party behavior; thus having the celebrity represent a shadow component. On the other hand, you might also dream about becoming best friends with a celebrity that you idolize or have always wanted to meet. This type of dream might be simple “wish fulfillment”; your dream is satisfying your desire to either become or befriend someone of celebrity status.

Another psychological theory about celebrity dreams is that a person who dreams about a celebrity is expecting a big turning point in their waking life. Psychological articles, tell us that in this type of dream the celebrity symbolizes the excitement and eagerness of it all. It could be a new relationship or a big move, a new job even–anything that is a major change for the future of the dreamer.

Lastly, a celebrity could represent some “real” person in your waking life; not necessarily even a high A list superstar. The “celebrity character” may in fact be left over “day residue” from a random actor or actress you saw on a television show, and subconsciously reminded you of someone with whom you really do interact. In this case, the psychological articles suggest that the characteristics of the role “the celebrity” plays represents some aspect of your real life acquaintance.

It may seem strange to wake up and remember that the person in your dream was not really the person it was supposed to be. Yet, next time you dream about a famous person, we at Boomer Yearbook want you to know that it is not such a strange thing at all.

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Dream Interpretation: Using Title or One Line Summary

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Psychological Articles on Dream Archetypes: Black Cat

Psychological Articles on Dream Archetypes: Black Cat

By Boomeryearbook.com

Even though there are no exact formulas for interpreting a dream, many psychological articles affirm common “universal or archetypal” dream symbolism. However, as we’ve stated before,
http://boomeryearbook.com/blog/2009/01/13/how-unique-dreams-and-their-symbolism-can-be/
general guidelines about dream symbolism can never adequately reflect any one person’s individualistic significance represented by a dream figure. For instance, while psychological articles may give a generic interpretation to seeing a black cat in a dream as a symbolic omen of bad luck, it would be absolutely incorrect to make that a universal archetype for “all” dreams. Additionally, while it would be incorrect to collectively interpret that anyone who dreams about a black cat has had some type of bad luck in their past or will have in their future, if the black cat in the particular dream was in some way foreboding or scary, what you can interpret, but with caution and not certainty, is that it is possible the person dreaming about a black cat may be experiencing anxiety or worrying that a particular situation may be doomed for a bad outcome. This would be an even more reasonable interpretation if the dreamer proclaimed to “being superstitious” and fearing black cats, as in this individual’s case, the archetype might indeed “fit” and be meaningful symbolism for the dreamer.

Psychological articles, such as the ones cited in previous Boomer Yearbook dream articles, suggest a few methods to aid in interpreting your own dreams, and report a higher incidence of psychological self awareness in persons who are able to unravel their dream imagery and its significance. For instance, in one psychological article on dream interpretation, Jane Teresa Anderson suggests that you can start by summarizing your dream in just one sentence, or as the famous dream researcher, Galye Delaney suggests, give your dream a one line title. Both authors recommend this one line dream summary as an excellent step in understanding your own dreams; explaining that even if your dream was long and complicated, try summarizing the part that you remember the most, or the most vivid visceral “feeling” you were experiencing in your dream as an aid in finding meaning and interpreting your dream.

After summarizing your dream in a one line sentence or title, psychological articles suggest the next step is to ask yourself how that sentence applies to your waking life. You may find that your dream title, “I had an extreme fear of a black cat crossing my path and bringing bad luck” is representative of your fear of something bad interfering with your relationship and causing a break-up. You may then realize that a relationship rupture or break up has been on your mind and your dream is painting you a vivid picture, in the form of the black cat, as a way for your subconscious to communicate with your conscious mind to alert you to your anxiety. Once you interpret your mind’s “alert signal” as presented in your dream, you are in a much better position to understand how you truly feel about the waking life situation and how you want to deal with it.

The more you practice this technique, the better you will become at utilizing it. Remember it is just one possible technique, but it may be the one that works for you!

At Boomer Yearbook we recommend you keep a dream journal, and record your dreams, or whatever fragments of your dreams that you remember, as soon as you awaken. You will find that with just a little practice, usually a few nights or one week’s time, that you will have better dream recall and greatly improved subjective psychological understanding of your dreams and their significance to your waking life.

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Word Brain Teaser Explained

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Brain Word Games

Brain Word Games

By Boomeryearbook.com

See if you can read the paragraph below. You might be surprised to find that you actually can read it even though it looks like a bunch of jumbled gibberish.

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on!!

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

So how does this happen? Well, according to the paragraph itself, the mind reads a word as a whole so it doesn’t matter if the letters are out of order as long as the first and last letters of a word are in the right place. However, this task is probably more easily accomplished by people who habitually read. The more often you read, the faster your mind can process the words you are reading. Most likely, your mind recognizes words that are used on a regular basis more quickly, even if the letters are in the wrong order. Did you notice any words that took you slightly longer to figure out? Or did you read straight through without any hesitation?

It might also help if you are good at playing the word games or riddles that require you to unscramble the letters. Have you ever noticed that some people seem to just look at a scrambled word and can instantly know what the correct word is supposed to be? It seems unfair, doesn’t it? If you’re not one of those people you probably had a bit of difficulty reading the above paragraph. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that not smart. The mind is a funny thing and everyone processes things differently and at different rates.

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Magic Circle Moving Optical Illusion

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Magic Circle Optical Illusion- All Psych

Magic Circle Optical Illusion- All Psych

By Boomeryearbook.com

Optical or visual illusions often occur when our visual field gives us false or deceptive interpretations of an object or image. Optical illusions can be scientifically or artistically created or can soemtimes occur naturally as a result of our visual field giving two dimensional images a three-dimensional interpretation.

Acording to a psychological article in All Psych, this “Magic Circle” optical illusion results from our eyes (visual perceptual sense) being tricked into projecting movement onto a static object.

Do you see it moving? If not, keep trying.

As cited in Boomer Yearbook’s “Riddle me this-Good for you Gaming”
http://boomeryearbook.com/blog/2008/10/24/riddle-me-this-good-for-you-gaming/
optical illlusions and brain teasers challenge our brains, helping to keep them healthy and active, thus improving our vision, shortening surgical recovery time, and even helping with pain management.

So Boomers! Game On. It’s fun and good for you.

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Rose Optical Illusion

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Optical Illusion-Naturally Occurring

Optical Illusion-Naturally Occurring

This is an example of a natrually occurring optical (visual) illusion. It is a real picture taken on a gorgeous sunny day on a sandy beach. At first glance this looks like just a beautiful rose. But keep looking and see if you can find the hidden picture inside the rose.

Have you found it? Here’s a hint. It is an ocean creature.

Answer:

Still can’t see it? Check around the center middle top of the rose and you will see a swimming dolphin.

Are you still having trouble finding the hidden image? As in many things in life, practice makes perfect, and we at Boomer Yearbook hope you will check out our many Online Optical Illusions and Brain Teasers. Enjoy!

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Barbie Turning Fifty

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Barbie: bimbo or savvy baby boomer woman?

Barbie: bimbo or savvy baby boomer woman?

An Update to “Playtime in Yesteryear”: By Boomer Yearbook.com

http://boomeryearbook.com/blog/2008/11/08/playtime-in-yesteryear

It appears that Barbie is indeed part of the not so small group of baby boomer women. In fact, many baby boomer women have probably owned a few Barbie dolls and in the unlikely event that they haven’t, they have probably given some to children or grandchildren. We are all familiar with that beautiful stereotypical doll that sure looks good for turning fifty! Yes, Barbie was born and created in 1959 by a woman named Ruth Handler for the Mattel Company that was owned by her husband and his partner. Barbie was named after their daughter and when the Ken doll was introduced he was named after their son.

It must have been amazing to them to see their children’s names and their creations become such a world wide phenomenon. The iconic doll became the baby boomers women symbol of female beauty. However, Barbie also began to be widely criticized for her stereotypical, unrealistic portrayal of the perfect woman. Yet, the unending criticism did not interfere with Barbie’s popularity. She also became a symbol of what a woman could accomplish; from the acquisition of enormous wealth complete with fancy cars and clothes among other accessories, to fabulous careers that had been traditionally male oriented. As the 60’s saying goes, “She’s come a long way, baby.”

Barbie Doll Collection

Barbie Doll Collection

However, Barbie didn’t always have access to such esteemed careers. In her early teen and adult days, the Barbie doll was regarded as a stereotypical dumb blonde; a materialistic, shallow airhead worrying only about her looks and social status. Therefore, in an attempt to counteract the gender stereotyping that many believed the Barbie doll presented, Mattel Inc. created different careers for Barbie as well as International Barbie dolls designed to represent varying cultures.

Ah, it is hard to believe that the pop culture star has made it to the golden age of fifty. And what a tumultuous journey it has been! It seems that even when one stereotype about Barbie is addressed, another one emerges. Nonetheless, whatever new criticisms or stereotypes about Barbie appear in the future, we at Boomer Yearbook think Barbie is sure to remain a static symbol of Western culture for baby boomer women, echo boomer women, generation x, y and beyond.

What do you think? Will Barbie continue to evolve or will she forever be saddled with her bimbo image?

Boomer Yearbook is a Psychological-Informational Social Network Website for Baby Boomers, Echo Boomers and Booming Seniors. Connect with old and new friends, or expand your mind and ward off senior moments and elderly problems with dream analysis and online optical illusions and brain games provided by clinical psychologist Dr. Karen Turner. Join now to discover the many ways this website for boomers can contribute to optimal physical and emotional wellness.

Shaman Principles for Understanding Dreams

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Elven Maiden Shaman

Elven Maiden Shaman

By Boomeryearbook.com

Psychological articles inform us that there are hundreds of different ways of interpreting dreams; and while not as frequently discussed in Western articles, shamanic principles for interpreting dreams are still quite popular in many Eastern philosophies and psychological literature. But, what is shamanism? Shamanism is a range of beliefs about how to get in touch with the spirit world; and in shamanic belief, the “otherly” world is inhabited by both good and evil spirits. There are many variations of shamanism but one of the basic principles is “everything is a dream and all dreams are real”. Shamans will tell you that the true source of reality is the mind. So, everything we see and do is actually all in our minds. And if we want to change the reality of our life, we’re going to have to get in touch with our minds. Our minds not only contain our fantasies but they also contain doorways to real places and real beings. In the West, thanks greatly to the creator of Psychology Sigmund Freud, dreams are labeled as just our imagination and are merely reflective of suppressed fantasies or desires for wish fulfillment. But, it’s interesting to consider the possibility of people having prophetic dreams, people who share the same dream and people who connect with others through dreams. Many cultures and beliefs attach great importance to dreams. Shamans believe that through dreams, we can understand our true nature, and also get in touch with spirit beings. It is held by shamans that every dream means something, and every dream should be respected.

According to psychological articles, the vast majorities of dreams are generally either good or benign and occur mostly when the dreamer is in the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep cycle. Oftentimes mundane dreams are not remembered, but our very vivid dreams and nightmares are hard to forget. Researchers and theorists tell us that there are several ways to increase dream recall. For instance, psychological articles report that people who keep dream journals are more likely to remember their dreams and even begin to understand personal dream significances and patterns. Upon reviewing your dream journal, dream researchers propound that you will find a great deal of insight into your waking life’s conflicts, pleasures, hopes and pain. And curiously, we are told that short afternoon naps greatly increase both dreaming and dream recall.

If you’re dreaming is quite dull and uninspirational, many Western psychological articles propose that it may be due to watching a lot of “heavy” unimaginative TV shows, part of the “day residue” we have cited in other articles on Boomer Yearbook, and you should limit your media exposure time so that your dreams reflect what’s going on in your head and not “stuff” you are vicariously watching. If you’re exposing yourself to a lot of ‘day residue” nonsense, many Western theorists feel that your dreams will reflect that and not give true insight into your personality.

However, shamans would interpret these “serious” dreams quite differently. As Mircea Eliade states in his book, Shamanism, Archaic Shamanism, Archaic Techniques of Ecstacy, Shamans are the archetypal figure representing “the wise old man (or woman)”, are believed to possess superior gifts of insight and knowledge, and to be intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds. Shamans hold that dreams reflect our true nature; thus a “serious” or dull dream would suggest the dreamer possesses negative energy and the shaman’s role as healer would be to call upon the spiritual world to help transform the dreamer’s negativity into something positive. It is believed that seeing a shaman in one’s dream is a call for a supernatural guide to re-balance the dreamer’s energy field of flat negativity.

Shamans lead relatively simple lives and live in close knit communities, and since they believe dreams reflect our true nature; they believe in the need to “heal” that nature. They feel that dreams can be used as a vehicle to help the process of healing by having the shaman call upon the spirits to provide curative wisdom and answers to the illness of negativity.

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What Do The Psychological Articles Say About Sex?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

What Psychological Articles Say about our Sex Lives

What Psychological Articles Say about our Sex Lives

By Boomeryearbook.com

Here’s a surprise that is contradictory to popular belief: most people do not want great sex. This is according to a psychological article in “Psychology Today”. In fact, according to the author, Kathleen McGowan, many people are turned off by the idea because it requires so much attention and emotion that it takes away from the comforting aspect of being close to a sexual partner. It can also awaken fears of rejection by our partner. It usually requires people to be extremely open with each other about sexual desires and fantasies. You have to be willing to communicate exactly what it is that you want from your partner. This can take away from the sheer comfort and loving warmth that is shared during such intimate moments.

According to this same psychological article, people from their 40’s to 60’s specialize in great sex. By the time baby boomers reach this age, they are less likely to feel self conscious and less insecure about themselves and their bodies. This gives them a greater sense of freedom to explore their sexual relationships in more depth. This is primarily true for baby boomer women, as boomer men tend to explore things of the sexual nature in their youth. This is not to say, however, that boomer men do not enjoy great sex as well.

Moreover, some psychological articles and many general physicians state that a healthy sex life is extremely important for the health and psychological health of seniors. Especially since, in some cases, aging has the opposite effect of less self consciousness and, instead, can promote self loathing or embarrassment. You know the saying, “everything falls apart as we age”? Some people become dissatisfied with the way their aging body has changed, feeling less attractive and, as a result, less interested in sex because of feeling ashamed in front of their partner. However, if one can get past these insecurities, there are many healthy advantages to an active sex life all the way into your senior years.

One advantage to a healthy sex life is a longer life expectancy! Yes. The preponderance of psychological articles and research conclude that sex reduces stress and is a great form of exercise. It can also provide companionship to prevent depression due to loneliness. One study, according to an article on webmd.com, suggests that sex may even help prevent colds. Go figure. Who would’ve thought that? It has to do with an antibody that is linked with sex. I’ll be you also didn’t think about sex as a way to lower your cholesterol, did you? It’s one of the great advantages to the cardiovascular exercise that comes along with great sex. Even the hormone that promotes sexual excitement and arousal has been linked with helping to improve better cognition.

Ah, yes, next time you’re in the mood, don’t hold back! Especially don’t hold back if you are among the aging baby boomer population because you never know—it might just help you live longer life. It certainly will guarantee that you have a better quality of life. You’ve got nothing to lose and quite a lot to gain. Don’t believe us at Boomer Yearbook? Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Ellen DeGeneres Makes Boomer Women Proud

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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(graphic from www.current.com)

By Boomeryearbook.com

Good news for the boomer women; Ellen DeGeneres is the new face of Cover Girl. Rumors had started to circle way before the successful comedian announced officially in September on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she’d be “the new face of Cover Girl.” She’s already started shooting commercials for them and says that the experience is a “very cool thing.”

The talented Ellen has won eleven Emmy awards throughout her career as a stand up comedian and talk show host. She hosted the 79th Academy Awards and of course, who can forget her as Dory in the cute Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo. She has indeed come a long way from winning the title of the funniest person in America in an HBO sponsored event in 1980. Her success story gives courage to the boomer women reminding us of who we are and how far we have come.

She started working with Cover Girl Cosmetics in September and her advertisements started running in January of this year. The reason why Ellen working in a beauty campaign is surprising is not because she’s not good looking, it’s just that she has very unconventional looks; and is a proud openly gay, untraditional woman. Ellen has been dating girlfriend Portia De Rossi since 2004. The couple married in 2008 when the ban on same-sex marriage in California was overturned. The woman is anything but conformist. She doesn’t dress girly and she doesn’t wear a lot of girly makeup. But her advertisements for Cover Girl are amazing and Ellen looks glam. Way to go for the boomer women!

Cover Girl has signed a contract with Ellen under which this proud boomer women will be marketing the new Cover Girl Simply Ageless foundation. The timing for the deal couldn’t be better because Ellen, while far from old, turned 51 in January of this year as did many of the boomer women. She represents the segment of women in society who want to still have fun and look good even though their age in numbers might try to indicate otherwise. Cover Girl’s pick for their new line shows the changing attitude of our country. Who ever thought that a woman who is a comedian by profession and isn’t sexually straight would ever be chosen to represent makeup for a fashionable hot brand? Call me narrow-minded, but we sure never thought something like this would happen. It has though, and we’re all the better for it. Ellen has immense appeal, as shown by the smashing success she’s had with the American Express ads and the wide viewing of her show.

Ellen will, of course, be showing clips from her photo shoots with Cover Girl on her show. The move to put someone as diverse as Ellen on the face of a campaign is a clever stroke of genius on the part of Cover Girl. It’ll send the competition scrambling to find something or someone different. But there’s no one like Ellen and she is as original as it gets. Ellen has that open “every person” easiness to her while still being different from the crowd. Cover Girl will also be able to capture the market for the boomer women thanks to this smart move.

We at Boomer Yearbook say kudos to Cover Girl for choosing Ellen.

Boomer Yearbook, a free social networking site for the baby boomers or those concerned with the elderly problems of the baby boomers generation, is based on the vision that the baby boomers want to connect and reconnect, but in our own way and on our own terms.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Karen Turner provides free psychological articles on baby boomer relevant topics such as dream analysis, coaching, self-help, baby boomer relevant forums, fun online optical illusions and brain teasers to keep our brains sharp and help ward off senior moments, depression and Alzheimer’s, the latest news on baby boomers cosmetic enhancements and weekly updates on the baby boomers generation mental and medical wellness.

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Elderly Problems: Sex in Nursing Homes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Sex in the Golden Years

Sex in the Golden Years

By Boomer Yearbook

Sex is an integral part of our lives and is as undeniable as any other bodily need. It is a normal, healthy human drive, and down playing its importance in nursing homes will create an unnecessary disturbance as we, the baby boomer generation start residing there.

First and most importantly, psychological articles and research reveal that most elderly people exhibit a diminished sex drive due to common elderly problems but our sex drive does not completely disappear. Therefore, sex in nursing homes is an issue that needs to be discussed and properly addressed. One thing is certain. The baby boomer generation and our beliefs about sexual freedom and civil rights will surely bring about a change in many current “restrictive” aspects of the nursing home environment which will undoubtedly include sexual activity.

Psychological articles report that younger people are uncomfortable with the older generation engaging in intimate acts. They argue it’s hard for them to imagine their parents having sex, let alone their grandparents (or anyone of an older age). It is therefore important that concerned agencies explain to nurses and staff the importance of sexuality for older adults, identifying and attempting to eliminate barriers of any elderly problems to fulfill sexual desires and devising strategies to assist the residents. Sometimes rearranging the furniture or arranging the bed for someone who requires physical therapy is all that is required.

Psychological articles frequently remind us that our senior years can be very lonely and intimacy and companionship can go a long way in alleviating the elderly problem of these negative emotional states. Being a part of the baby boomer generation, sexuality means more to us than just its physical aspect, as it is also a great way to ease loneliness and depression. Barring elderly nursing home residents from this normal part of life will almost guaranteedly cause difficulties for the nursing home administration, and additional elderly problems for the populace. Moreover, if sexual interest is present in the elderly nursing home population and psychological articles tell us it is, it will continue to manifest regardless of any elderly problems such as unavailability of a suitable partner, lack of privacy or poor health.

In many psychological articles, Viagra is touted as a miracle medication as it assists sexuality by allowing the baby boomer generation to overcome elderly problems and be able to participate in sex. However, this oral administration of virility amongst aging boomers and booming senior men is an increasing concern for the administration of nursing homes as it allows more residents to engage in sexual behaviors. On the positive side, psychological articles have reported that Viagra has forced nursing home administrators to address this issue and rethink their ignorant or provincial attitudes towards elderly sex.

It is important to take note that some of the nursing home administrators and family members concerns regarding elderly residents’ sexuality are valid and should not be overlooked. For instance, adult children of nursing home residents and other family members may worry about the health of their elderly loved one if active sexuality is pursued, and how these new relationships might take a toll on their parents’ well being. It is therefore imperative that administrators ensure that all elderly residents’ behaviors are safe and do not in any way compromise health. And then there is the emotional issue wherein the elderly resident’s children might fear that the bonds of a new sexual relationship might be strong enough to lead to exploitation or the adult child’s taking a back seat in importance compared to the elders new intimate partner.

In addition to the aforementioned elderly problems, there are other safety measures that need to be addressed. For instance, residents need to be properly educated about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and some might even need extensive physical therapy to achieve coitus. However, the most complicated situations arise due to residents suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, as their inappropriate sexual behavior creates havoc for themselves, their potential partners, their family members and nursing home staff.
Religion and beliefs play an important role in this situation as well. There are some nursing homes which are run by religious groups that might oppose the baby boomer generation mindset of liberal sexuality. The staff members view their work as a religious motivation and thus would view this issue from the perspective of their religious beliefs and ethical teachings.

Nursing homes administration and staff need to adjust their attitude towards elderly sex and recognize residents as consenting adults who have the right, within reason, to do what they want to do. The family, too, should encourage their elderly loved ones to enjoy life despite their elderly problems.
We at Boomer Yearbook recognizing that nursing home sex can be a sensitive subject. We welcome your thoughts and opinions.

Boomer Yearbook, a free social networking site for the baby boomers or those concerned with the elderly problems of the baby boomers generation, is based on the vision that the baby boomers want to connect and reconnect, but in our own way and on our own terms.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Karen Turner provides free psychological articles on baby boomer relevant topics such as dream analysis, coaching, self-help, baby boomer relevant forums, fun online optical illusions and brain teasers to help ward off senior moments, depression and Alzheimer’s, the latest news on baby boomers cosmetic enhancements and weekly updates on the baby boomers generation mental and medical wellness.

Join now to discover the numerous ways in which this online baby boomer social networking website can contribute to optimal physical and emotional wellness.

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