There’s an array of information on the internet. And, as we all know, most of it isn’t useful or any good. As a caregiver, it can be frustrating trying to find online resources that share good, honest advice about caring for an aging loved one. It’s a difficult journey, full of physical and emotional stress, wrought by new beginnings and an unsavory end. In the year or so we’ve been writing the Encompass blog, we’ve drawn from many articles and websites. Below is a list of the blogs we find to be most interesting with the best content. If there are any other senior care blogs you recommend, let us know on Twitter or in the comments.
The New York Times’ New Old Age Blog–Written by a variety of experts, the New Old Age blog is targeted at baby boomer caregivers. There’s also comprehensive health guides to conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease and heart attacks.
Huff/Post 50–While the Huffington Post’s Post 50 section covers more than taking on the role of a caregiver, it has regular articles from senior health experts and top-notch authors who all are or have been caregivers.
Watching the Lights Go Out–An ongoing memoir written by David Hilfiker, a who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012. As a retired physician, Hilfiker’s perspective on suffering from the onset of the debilitating disease is both professional and heartfelt.
Life in the End Zone–Written by palliative care physician and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Muriel Gillick, Life in the End Zone offers insight on current senior care trends, new studies and other related news.
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