Blog Speaks to Baby Boomer Family Caregivers

Family / Caregiver Issues, Resources for Family Caregiver

Family caregivers navigating the complexities of caring for aging parents can find inspiration, camaraderie, and plenty of enlightening tips through the New York Times blog, The New Old Age, which speaks to baby boomer children who care for elderly loved ones.

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The New Old Age blog addresses the myriad issues facing family caregivers today.

 

An intro to the blog: “Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population; most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. That burden falls to their baby boomer children. In The New Old Age, Paula Span and other contributors explore this unprecedented intergenerational challenge. You can reach the editors at newoldage@nytimes.com.”

A sampling of the blog’s most popular columns include: