Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New York Times

The New York Times takes notice of the current independent living trend in the Sunday edition.

"First thing every morning, Lynn Pitet, of Cody, Wyo., checks her computer to see whether her mother, Helen Trost, has gotten out of bed, taken her medication and whether she is moving around inside her house hundreds of miles away in Minnesota."

The full article can be found here.


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Aging in Place -- Hawai Style

Just like their counterparts on the mainland, Hawaiians are striving for independence:

"'There is a definite movement,' said Wes Lum, of the University of Hawai'i's Center on Aging. 'People do want to remain in their homes to age in place. '"

Read the whole article here:

Boomers Embrace 'Forever Homes'


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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Financial Planning and Aging in Place

Informative article on financial planning and retirement.

There a several interesting sections:

"A recent PBS program asked people in the street what their greatest fear was about aging. A frequent answer was 'ending up in a nursing home.'"

"Currently, most seniors live in their own homes. Unfortunately those homes aren't designed to accommodate disabilities"


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Monday, April 7, 2008

Geriatrics and Aging Information

U.S. News & World Report has an excellent "channel" for seniors.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Young Caregivers for Alzheimer's Patients

Riveting CBS piece called "When Youth is Shadowed by Alzheimer's"--

It starts like this:

Every step of Lindsey Jordan's childhood has been overshadowed by her father's Alzheimer's disease, CBS News correspondent Sandra Hughes reports.

She's 14 now, but was just 8 years old when her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

"She's just everything to me right now, forever, forever," said her father, Charles Jordan.

Diagnosed at 51, Jordan was cared for at home by Lindsey and her mom, Darlene.

Here's the video:

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

From CNN: Great Web sites when aging parents need help

March 20, 2008

Empowered Patient, a regular feature from CNN Medical News correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, helps put you in the driver's seat when it comes to health care.

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- There are a lot of Marys in Mary Jane McGill's extended family, so each one gets a special name. Mary who lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts, is "Mary Rozy." Mary from Everett, Massachusetts, is called "Mary Everett." And McGill? She's "Mary Google."


When Mary Nee, back second from left. needed an in-home caregiver, her daughter turned to the Internet.

"I use it for everything," McGill says of the search engine. "My family kids me about it."

One day last week, McGill used Google in a way even she never dreamed of: to find care for her mother, who has Alzheimer's disease and suddenly needed someone living at her house 24/7. Her search quickly turned up a number of the many resources that can help you connect with in-home help for a parent who's aging, ill or both. And this week, Empowered Patient will save you some searching time.

[rest of article]

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

NBC Nightly News clip on Caregiving for Parents with Alzheimer's

"There was never any question in my mind whether I was going to do it," says a California woman who is taking care of her mother with Alzheimer's on "NBC Nightly News."

Watch the whole clip (4 minutes).

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