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New Old Age

When Does Old Age REALLY Start? New Study Has Answer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week a new study found that old age...

Age Discrimination Takes Its Toll

newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

Raise your hand if you've felt that people treat you with less respect or courtesy than others, that they act as if you're not smart, that you get poo...

What Is 'Hospital Delirium'?

New York Times | SUSAN SELIGER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Fifty

My family and I watched my mother suddenly descend into delirium during her hospital stay after surgery. I can assure you that anyone who has seen som...

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

What To Do When Your Once-Abusive Parent Grows Dependent On You

The New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

Maybe this incident tells you all you need to know. Wendy was 9 or 10, sitting in a Massachusetts restaurant with her mother and grandmother, and yawn...

The Health Benefits Of Caregiving?

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Could there be measurable benefits to your health, and to your brain in particular, from being a caregiver? It’s practically become an article of...

When Parenting Your Parent Gets Tough: A Daughter's Dilemma

New York Times | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

My mother had just completed her first physical in about seven years. The new physician was young, energetic and articulate. His respectful handling o...

How Would The Rainforest Handle Alzheimer's Disease?

April L. Bogle | Posted 10.06.2011 | Healthy Living
April L. Bogle

It's simply unnatural to encourage old people to live on well past their functionality; I'm convinced of this now more than ever since I returned from...