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We Are Not Our Parents’ Parent

Jody Gastfriend— I often refer to my 89-year-old mother as the Energizer Bunny.  She’s always on the go and is good at recharging her reservoir of energy. While her walking is limited, my mom still drives and enjoys running errands. On a recent trip to the supermarket, my mother encountered

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Ep. 62 – Caring for Aging Parents

A practical guide to caring for your aging parents and loved ones. Jody Gastfriend, author of My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving and Michael Hoak discuss the challenges and gifts of caregiving.   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud

Lest We Forget: What It’s Like to Lose It

Sarah Underwood— Quite a few people, places, and things “lost it” in 2011. Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greecelost it early on this year. Osama bin Laden lost it. Multiple Arab dictators lost it. The economy never had it, but Greecemanaged to lose it again. The media keeps suggesting that even

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Why is William Ian Miller Losing It?

William Ian Miller is 65 years old. Yet, rather than trying to conceal his age—a practice that has grown commonplace in our age of cosmetic surgery—he has written a book about it. Losing It: In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain, new from Yale University Press this fall,

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