January 2012

Caring for the Caregiver

Palliative care can be a godsend. I discovered it when my mother was in her final days last summer. My AARP blog on caregiving this week talks about how helpful it was not just for my mother, but for me. For anyone at the end of life (or suffering from medical treatment or a disease), palliative care is a terrific resource. Have you ever used it? What kind of experience did you have?

Whoever says that older adults tend to disengage from social activities and responsibilities as they age is dead wrong, according to a new study from the Boston College Sloan Center on Aging & Work. Well-being, it shows, is linked to active engagement in paid work, education, volunteering, and, yes, caregiving.

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Award-winning writer specializing in aging and baby boomers for national and custom magazines, the web, companies, and organizations.

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Check out my latest work for AARP, inspiring people age 50+ for TIME, and my MetLife report on purpose in later life.

Recipient of two fellowships on aging from the New York Times Foundation and the MetLife Foundation.

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