The New Old Age

A New Direction
<![CDATA[The blog is ending, but our coverage of caregiving and aging is not. The New Old Age will run as a twice-monthly column by Paula Span on and frequently in Science Times. ]]>
Remembering the Lost
<![CDATA[At many nursing homes and assisted living places, a resident's passing may be hardly noted.]]>
The Future, Revisited
<![CDATA[Circumstances had changed, and all these documents needed to change, too. ]]>
Diabetes Prevention That Works
<![CDATA[Lifestyle modification prevents Type 2 diabetes even more effectively in the elderly than in middle-aged patients.]]>
Dementia, but Prettier
<![CDATA[Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in "Still Alice," but the film skirts the truth about dementia.]]>
Questionable Remedies for Eye Disease
<![CDATA[Supplements claiming to prevent age-related macular degeneration often don't contain enough, or any, of the ingredients shown to help, a researcher warns.]]>
Unmet Needs Continue to Pile Up
<![CDATA[When someone is spending $3,500 or more a month for assisted living, are there fewer activities the resident can’t manage?]]>
Part D for Drug Coverage — and Drudgery
<![CDATA[Like doing our taxes, signing up for Medicare Part D, the insurance program for drug coverage, takes days out of our lives and leaves us sitting in a heap of papers with a splitting headache.]]>
An Easier Death, and Less Costly, Too
<![CDATA[Saving money isn't really the point of hospice care. Still, a new study found that cancer patients in hospice incurred lower costs in the last year of life than those not in hospice. ]]>