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‘Somebody That Nobody Thought I Could Be’

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 06:00
An Oscar-nominated short film examines a prison hospice staffed by inmates.

A Shortage of Caregivers

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:30
Recent estimates suggest that demand for paid caregivers will far outstrip supply over the next decade.

Pap Smears in Perpetuity

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:05
Many women receive Pap smears well after age 65, despite recommendations to reduce testing and evidence that they have little value.

Better Than a Credit Card

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:31
Prepaid debit cards can help preserve an older person's financial autonomy while preventing abuses.

Weight Gain and Older Women

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:25
Excess weight is linked to an increase in the risk of chronic disease among older women, a new study finds.

A Funeral Fraud

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:11
An unusually vicious email scam is making the rounds.

What Makes Older People Happy

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:01
Older adults more often find happiness in everyday events, a new study finds.

‘Aid in Dying’ Sentiment Gathers Momentum

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 09:58
Five states now permit what advocates call "death with dignity."

No Sex, Please, We’re on Medicare

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:54
A controversy over Medicare coverage of penis pumps highlights our deep discomfort with the sexuality of older people.

What, Us Worry?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:37
Americans are optimistic about growing old, compared with citizens in other countries, but perhaps not for the right reasons.

The Policy Lapsed, but No One Knew

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 15:47
The price of long-term care insurance? Eternal vigilance.

A Decision Deferred: Turning Off the Pacemaker

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:37
Few older adults with pacemakers and defibrillators have thought about when the devices should be deactivated.

The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:27
It’s not so much that the mental faculties of older people are rapidly declining, it's that their databases are fuller, a new study suggests.

The Company I Keep

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:08
My life is filling up with ghosts, but I don't want them gone.

When They Don’t Know They Are Ill

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:52
Frequently a result of dementia, anosognosia is the inability to recognize one's own impairment -- a phenomenon caregivers know too well.

A Risk in Caring for Abusive Parents

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:04
Perhaps unsurprisingly, people caring for abusive parents are more likely to have symptoms of depression, a new study finds.

Reader Comments in the New Design

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:55
How to find and submit comments in our new design.

An Osteoarthritis Primer

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:17
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. A Q & A with Dr. C. Thomas Vangsness Jr., co-author of "The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis."

Caregiving Roils Asian-American Households

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:17
Elder care raises tough questions in many Asian-American families.

Generation Y-Me

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:00
In a study of heart failure patients, hints of a new generation gap.
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