Continuing our exploration of blogs on aging.
Today: The New Old Age is an inspiring blog from the New York Times and offers insights into aging issues for those who are older. It’s about what makes old age rewarding, and some of the challenges faced by older Americans.
I understood for the first time why it is so hard to admit being needy enough for paid help.
March 05, 2012
After years of enjoying the amenities and banter of the office, a newly independent writer finds a sense of camaraderie in a certain Staples store.
February 19, 2012
Jane Gross The New Old Age blog describes Bob DeMarco’s experience caring daily for his 96-year-old mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease; John Vucetich Scientists at Work column details his research on the wolf and moose populations of Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. (M)a
January 24, 2012
On a single day, I came across a half-dozen family caregivers, all in various stages of exasperation.
December 02, 2011
The truth about Medicare: what it pays for is not what most recipients need or want.
October 16, 2011
Dr. Marc E. Agronin is unusual not just because of his specialty but because he is immersed in patients’ lives.
May 1, 2011
These were among my early lessons in how hard it is to be old — how long everything takes, how much some of it hurts, and how a caregiver must stop moving at warp speed and adapt to the pace of someone who is disabled.
April 22, 2011
That winter we spent so much time in emergency rooms that I made sure the driveway was always shoveled and I wished they gave frequent flier miles.
April 15, 2011
I wanted my mother to be fine so badly that I pretended that she was, but my gut, eventually, told me this long-distance, low-maintenance arrangement had about run its course.
April 08, 2011
Few questions are as fraught for doctors and families as: When is it time for someone with physical or cognitive problems to give