Reflections on Aging

New York Times: United States Lags in Alzheimer’s Support

The New York Times “New Old Age” blog reports on a Senate report that highlights several trends related to care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in five countries. The US does not come out on [Read more…]

Rabbi Address at a recent workshop
Care-Giving Concerns

Our journey through the ‘club sandwich’ stage of life

I have long maintained that we have, in this country and in this day and age, created a new life stage; that of care-giver. Yes, people have been caring for people as long as we [Read more…]

Rabbi Mark Weider
Care-Giving Concerns

Chaplain’s Diary: Mindreading and Grudges

Editor’s Note: This month we welcome a new contributor to JSA, Rabbi Mark Wieder, the Campus Chaplain at River Garden Hebrew Home/Wolfson Health & Aging Center and The Coves in Jacksonville, Florida. “She knows what [Read more…]

Sandy Taradash
Baby Boomer Bubbe

The Best Chanukah Present Ever!

  It’s Thanksgiving morning and I wake up to no smells because years ago my youngest daughter stole Thanksgiving dinner from me. She decided I did Passover much better than she ever could, which was [Read more…]