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The New Yorker
The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care
Care residences use elements of their clients younger years to ease the strain of dementia.
New York Times
I’m Going to Die. I May as Well Be Cheerful About It.
How to Age Gracefully
“I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider”
At 75, Taking Care of Mom, 99: ‘We Did Not Think She Would Live This Long’
The Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70s
“Many of us have learned that happiness is a skill and a choice.”
Am I ‘Old’?
“Old” is relative. Some define it by age, others by health milestones.
When Family Members Care for Aging Parents
There are around 15 million unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in this country.
The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment
The writer keeps physically fit but seeks a mindset of acceptance toward aging.
Middle-Aged, Invisible and Free
We Deserve More Than A “Good Death”
How to Find the Right Words for Someone in Hospice
After Loss, A Father’s Remarriage Brings Happiness
How Your Attitude About Getting Older Can Affect How You Age
Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic
“A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many of us are seeing and feeling in our own lives: The impact has been particularly devastating for parents and unpaid caregivers of adults.”
A New Tool In My Toolbox
These are the exact, persuasive words to use with someone whose behavior you’d like to change.
About 1 in 5 Pennsylvania adults are caregivers, and they’re not OK | Opinion
“Besides help with finances and logistics, unpaid family caregivers need emotional support, now more than ever.”
Wall Street Journal (log in required)
Forget ‘Senior Citizen’ -Aging Baby Boomers Search for Better Term
Older citizens seek a suitable description for their age group.
Carolyn Hax: Overworked, burnt-out caregiver looks for ways to be kind again
Dying at home takes some planning
The Daughterhood Circle: Where family caregivers come together to find community
Changing ‘the tragedy narrative’: Why a growing camp is promoting a more joyful approach to Alzheimer’s
Carolyn Hax: His thoughtlessness about elder care is alarming. But there’s more
Talking to mom and dad about their money isn’t easy. But don’t wait until it’s too late
‘It’s become a gold rush’: Inside the race to create smart shoes, custom razors and high-tech devices for the over-65 crowd
The fastest growing age group is 65+, and Gillette is seeking to reach those customers.
The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation
Women retirees are living together in order to split the costs of living in desirable, walkable areas.