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Books to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s

February 11th, 2014

I stopped at a children’s bookshop in Manhattan last week and asked to see books on Alzheimer’s disease. The store stocked at least half a dozen, with titles like “What’s Wrong with Grandma?” and “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” That was only a small sample. Three doctoral students at Washington University, analyzing the way storybooks describe […]

How Seniors Manage to Adapt

December 30th, 2013

Many older adults want to live independently, without relying on assistance from others, for as long as they can. But how often does that actually happen? A study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health attempts to answer the question by examining how seniors adapt to disability, an issue that hasn’t received much […]

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