Jul 8, 2008

The New Old Age Blog

I recently ran across this New York Times blog--The New Old Age.

The blog is dedicated to Baby Boomers and issues they will be facing. You should consider adding this blog to your reader.

How to Get Answers To Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

I will also be adding it to my Blog Roll (Weblogs) for your convenience. I included the link and the description in the clip below.

About The New Old Age

Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population, and most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. That burden falls to their baby boomer children, 77 million strong, who are flummoxed by the technicalities of eldercare, turned upside down by the changed architecture of their families, struggling to balance work and caregiving, and depleting their own retirement savings in the process.
Jane Gross on eldercare

The New Old Age, Jane Gross explores this unprecedented intergenerational challenge and shares the stories of readers, the advice of professionals, and the wisdom gleaned from her own experience caring for her mother in her waning years. You can reach Ms. Gross at newoldage@nytimes.com.
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This comprehensive site is run by full-time caregiver and gifted advocate Bob DeMarco. 
Filled with wonderful contributions from a variety of talented writers, this site offers everything you need to know about the challenge of caregiving, learning about your loved one’s condition, and taking care of yourself as well. 
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