Real Life Among the Old Old

I recently turned 65, just ahead of the millions in the baby boom generation who will begin to cross teh same symbolically fraught threshold in the new year… (continue reading)

Preparing More Care of Elderly…

“In every area of aging – education, clinical care, research – people just don’t realize how dire the situation is,” said Dr. David B. Reuben, chief of the geriatrics division of the David Geffen School of Medicine… (continue reading)

The Riddle of Who’s There

“Consciousness itself takes many forms, fromthe gauzy half-dream state between the alarm clock’s bleating and sitting up; andlost stretches of waking life, as when a driver pulls into the driveway with no recollection of the half-hour commute home.  The deeper that investigators dig, the more hidden chambers they find… ”  People formerly thought to be in a “vegetative” state have shown brain activity that indicates the potential to “think” or “answer” yes or no even though they are not able to communicate verbally, upending our ideas about who or what is “there.”  (read this article)

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