Family caregivers navigating the complexities of caring for aging parents can find inspiration, camaraderie, and plenty of enlightening tips through the New York Times blog, The New Old Age, which speaks to baby boomer children who care for elderly loved ones.
An intro to the blog: “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; most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. That burden falls to their baby boomer children. In The New Old Age, Paula Span and other contributors explore this unprecedented intergenerational challenge. You can reach the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
A sampling of the blog’s most popular columns include:
- A Family Says Enough
- Getting While the Getting Is Good
- In Coming Decades, Fewer Caregivers
- High Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia
- Suicide Rates Are High Among the Elderly