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Combating Alzheimer's With Music

Monday, July 21, 2014

Who do we become when we can no longer remember our own pasts? Could something as simple as music be a saving grace for the more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's? 

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Cartoonist Roz Chast on Caring for Her Ageing Parents

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Caregivers Support Group

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.

Resources for caregivers

caregiving.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

eldercare.gov

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Guest Picks: Jane Pauley

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! 

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Jane Pauley on Having a Great Life after 50

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.

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Martha Stewart: It's a Good Thing

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.

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The Best Care Possible

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.

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Old Behind Bars

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.

 

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The "New Grief"

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 Lossoffers a guide to what she calls the "new grief."

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The New Ageism

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, cultural critic, resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and author of Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America, talks about resistance to ageism.

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The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age

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.

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