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Katherine Summers: From the Heart

Florida native Katherine Summers stumbled into her career as a paid caregiver.  She had some time on her hands, and friends from her childhood began asking if she could check in on their aging parents.  Katherine found she liked being around the elders, and caring for...

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Alzheimer’s Advocate Lori La Bey

Alzheimer’s Speaks founder Lori La Bey is driven to help people with dementia and their care partners live positive and purpose-filled lives.  The work of her Minnesota-based advocacy group has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Sharecare and Alzheimer’s...

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John Leland: Happiness Is A Choice You Make

In 2015, award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest growing age group: people age 85 and older, or what gerontologists often refer to as “the oldest old.”  What John discovered during his deep dive...

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The Candia Shuffle

Candia, New Hampshire residents Kathy and Ray MacDonald vowed when they got married that neither mother-in-law would ever live with them.  Then Kathy’s mother Simone developed Alzheimer’s disease.  The working couple now juggles caring for 78-year-old Simone with...

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Kate Schutt: Nothing I Won’t Bear

Singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Kate Schutt was packed and set to leave for a gig in the Middle East when she learned that her mother had stage 3c ovarian cancer.  Kate broke her contract, moved in with her mother and became her primary caregiver for the...

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Journalist Paula Span on The New Old Age

Veteran journalist Paula Span has had personal experience with many of the issues explored in her twice-monthly column for The New York Times, “The New Old Age”—the only dedicated real estate at the Times that talks about aging issues and caregiving.  On the show,...

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