I’ve mentioned “New Old Age” before, the New York Times blog mostly authored by journalist Paula Span. I was fortunate to have Paula attend my talk in Manhattan in June, and even luckier to be featured in this recent post.
Some of the early comments on Paula’s article reveal a common misunderstanding of the main message. The idea that frail old people in general should avoid the hospital and preventive medication can be misinterpreted to mean we should withdraw the right to acute and high tech care from the elderly. Nothing could be further from what we’re after here. When you give frail old people a choice as opposed to dictating business as usual, they usually opt NOT to endure businesses usual. But it’s about making sure they have the choice.
More to come…
Thanks a lot for enjoying this beauty article with me. It is very interesting for me to read this blog. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon. Most elderly parents have the comfort of staying in their own homes. Even though they can be totally dependent, house care is still possible through the help of volunteer organizations.