Issues in Aging
- Are Pets Really Good for Older People? by Mary Jacobs - An older couple put aside some of the food delivered by Meals on Wheels in order to have enough to feed their dog. A widow delays an important visit to the doctor, fearing no one will care for her cat…
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- Health Care Is Failing Older People by Ashton Applewhite - Treating patients slowed by Parkinson’s, geriatrician Louise Aronson, MD, sings a chorus of “Happy Birthday” in her head to make sure they have enough time to respond. I’d love a doctor this humane as I head into old age, not…
The Health Care Promises We Cannot Keep
The unexpected will come along and change the most well-intentioned plans.
Kaiser Health News
What the 2020s Have in Store for Aging Boomers
We can expect boomers to live longer, more healthy lives than their ancestors. But experts say we are not prepared for what looks like a crisis in long-term care.
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Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Says Age does not Define Her
The first Native American to hold the post, Harjo draws on her long career in art and activism.