Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Nell Lake discusses the relationship between caregiver and patient and the issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy. Her book The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love is about a local hospital’s caregivers support group.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jane Pauley was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking to guest host Anna Sale about her career and sharing stories about life after 50. She also shared some of her favorite things -- including that she loves to make ceramics! Find out what else Jane Pauley's a fan of!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jane Pauley talks about her career and gives advice and shares stories about life after 50. Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life is about the opportunities that lie ahead after age 50. She points out that research has shown that people in their 50s are more vital now than they were only ten years ago.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Martha Stewart gives advice on how to live the good life—from the best ways eat healthy to tips for organize your home to protecting your mental health as you age. Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others is a handbook for living your healthiest life after 40—with expertise from doctors and specialists on eating, exercise, wellness, and caring for others.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Palliative-care physician Dr. Ira Byock argues that end-of-life care is one of the biggest national crises facing us today, and that politics has trumped reason when it comes to addressing the issue. In The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care through the End of Life Dr. Byock explains what palliative care is and why he believes we must reform our health care system and move past our cultural aversion to talking about death.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Jamie Fellner, a Senior Advisor, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch, talks about the soaring number of aging prisoners. The Human Rights Watch report “Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States” documents the dramatic increases in the number of older U.S. prisoners and the need for the prison system to adapt.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Medical advances prolong life for those with terminal illnesses. Barbara Okun, professor of counseling psychology at Northeastern University, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and the co-author of Saying Goodbye: How Families Can Find Renewal Through Loss, offers a guide to what she calls the "new grief."
Monday, February 07, 2011
Susan Jacoby discusses the recent idea that the baby boom generation will experience a radically new kind of old age—unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or loneliness. Her book Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age raises the fundamental question of whether living longer is a good thing unless it means living better.