One of my favorite blogs is the Walk with Me blog at Christianity Today. Renae Bottom had a great blog entry on aging. Please take the time to read it.
Before I started caring for my parents full time, I would get totally frustrated when I would try to help them, but would get only complaints. Renae's article helped me understand for the first time why they were not happy with my efforts.
I am getting set in my ways. This article was a real wake-up call to be more flexible.