Each day countless Americans and their families face the decisions and dilemmas that arise as people with serious diseases and injuries move toward death in a nation with: a costly, fragmented and highly technological medical system; an extremely diverse religious and spiritual character; and a very litigious legal culture. Disputes occurring at the end of [...]
Archive for 'Aging'
UPDATED OCT. 22, 2007: A 2007 estimate of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among Americans reports that if affects more people than previously thought. The Alzheimer’s Association, the leading advocacy and public education organization about this degenerative brain condition, says that 5 million Americans have this incurable disease, which develops in older adults. Also, a [...]
Interest is growing in cohousing, a small, village-like arrangement of homes that allows for privacy but also promotes community. Cohousing began in Denmark and spread to the United States in the 1990s; it has particular appeal for seniors because it provides a supportive community in which people can stay in their own homes as they [...]