There is little if anything in our culture that would lead me to believe I would feel this good about being an old woman.
Yesterday, Marcie talked about encountering elder paranoia, no free lunches, professionalism and differences in dress habits of the young and old. Here is Part 2:
On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a proposed settlement agreement that would make it easier for people with disabilities and chronic conditions to qualify for home care.
Until now, Medicare beneficiaries have been required to show they were likely to improve (the “improvement standard”) for Medicare to cover skilled nursing care and therapy services at home.
Many of you know that nearly from the beginning, Time Goes By has shared a connection with awesome geriatrician Bill Thomas, author of my favorite book on aging, What Are Old People For?, and his new novel about elders, Tribes of Eden.
Equally awesome is Bill’s editor, Kavan Peterson, who runs their website Changing Aging and works closely with Bill on many other projects.
A taste of what I’ve found so far about how old women lived and were treated through the past 2500 years.
Not long ago, an announcement of a new study from Cambridge Journals about amazingly young-functioning memory and cognition discovered in some 80-year-olds dropped into my inbox.
I was busy so I skimmed the report and set it aside for a more careful reading later. But a tick in the back of my mind just would not shut up – it kept saying there was something off about the report and when I got around to a closer reading, I was convinced the study did not hold water.
This Thursday, Ronni Bennett of www.TimeGoesBy.net is going to share her reaction to TRIBES of EDEN, which she recently finished reading on eBook. As the founder of ElderBlogging, the sharpest cultural critic on aging on the Internet and one of ChangingAging’s biggest inspirations, we can’t wait to find out what she thinks. I’m more than a little curious after Ronni sent me this email explaining how hard she slaved last weekend trying to capture how special the book is to her.