The Reluctant Caregiver. Paula Spain acknowledges that not all caregivers are selfless, especially when caring for someone who is not a "loved one." From The New Old Age. The New York Times, February 20, 2013.
For Some Caregivers, the Trauma Lingers. Judith Graham writes about the importance of taking care of yourself when you are taking care of someone else and about paying attention to lingering stresses. From The New Old Age. The New York Times, January 30, 2013.
Caregiving, Laced with Humor. Sacha Goldberger and his 93-year-old grandmother find humor in her aging. Judith Graham, The New Old Age. The New York Times, February 1, 2013
The Conversation Project. A new project begun by journalist Ellen Goodman that helps people articulate their wishes for end-of-life and guides people through the difficult discussions. Featured in The New Old Age. The New York Times, August 17, 2010.
For Healthy Aging, a Late Act in the Footlights. The New York Times, "Opinionator." August 15, 2012. An article about an innovative elder housing project that incorporates opportunities for every resident to engage in the arts on site, whether or not they ever have before.
Sunday Dialogue: Discussing Dying with Loved Ones. The New York Times Sunday Review, July 28, 2012. Interesting discussion of how we avoid the topic of dying.
Unafraid of Aging, an interview with Dr. Linda Fried, geriatrician at Columbia University School of Public Health, about reframing our views on aging. The New York Times, Profiles in Science, June 25, 2012
Drawing a Clear Map for End-of-Life Choices, by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, June 19, 2012. If you are preparing legal health-care directrives for yourself or for someone else, clarity of intentions is critical.
An interesting and timely interview, which aired on NPR on April 25, 2012, with a woman who is learning the hard way about how best to care for an aging father.
Still No Relief in Sight For Long-Term Needs, by Gardiner Harris and Robert Pear, The New York Times, October 25, 2011. An interesting article about who pays for elder care and what it costs.
The New Old Age. The New York Times' blog on elder care issues provides regular articles and discussions about the lives of today's elderly and their caregivers. Updated frequently, and each new column includes links to previous ones.
Keep Your Voice, Even at the End of Life, Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, January 17, 2011
The Elder Care Study: Everyday Realities and Wishes for Change. Families and Work Institute, 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce.
For Edge on Alzheimer's, Testing Early Treatments. The New York Times, November 9, 2010
A Guided Tour of Your Body. The New York Times. An interactive guided tour of the human body, describing changes in health as we age.
More with Dementia Wander from Home, from The New York Times, May 4, 2010. Provides information about the phenomenon of dementia patients wandering from home.
Stressful but Vital: Picking a Nursing Home, from The New York Times, March 18, 2010. Offers specific advice about how to evaluate nursing homes and choose the one that is right for your elder.
Deciding on Care for Elderly Parents in Declining Health, from The New York Times, March 12, 2010. Offers you guidelines for making difficult elder care decisions. Written by a woman who has been through the process herself.