Recommended Blogs – About Having Alzheimer’s and About the Final Phase of Life

The New York Times has a blog called “The New Old Age.”  It often has good articles on caregiving and aging.  Last Monday’s post is about two recommended blogs — one about having Alzheimer’s Disease, and the other on “the final phase of life.”  Both bloggers are physicians – one retired and one still active.  The blogs are:

“Watching the Lights Go Out”
by David Hilfiker, a 68-year-old retired MD who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in September 2012

“Life in the End Zone”
by Muriel Gillick, MD, a geriatrician and palliative care physician who cares for both elderly parents.  She is also the author of a book titled “The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life and Other Dangerous Fantasies.”

I took a quick look; both blogs look very well-written.

Here’s a link to the New York Times article about these two blogs:

The New Old Age: Caring and Coping
Two Blogs Worth Reading
The New York Times
By Paula Span
June 24, 2013, 11:50 am

The New York Times post refers to a Washington Post article about David Hilfiker, who lives in Washington, DC.  Here’s a link to Dr. Hilfiker’s Washington Post article: