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Studying Relationships Between Older Adults and Their Parents Living With Dementia

Relationships between senior children and their very old parents can be complicated enough. How does those relationships change when the parent is living with dementia? UMass Boston Gerontology associate professor Kathrin Boerner has spent two years studying the relationships between… Continue Reading →

Gerontology Associate Professor Kathrin Boerner: Dealing with Grief After Death

UMass Boston Gerontology associate professor Kathrin Boerner has spent much of her career researching a wide range of end-of-life issues. She was recently interviewed by MyRoche, a publication of the global health care company Roche Holding AG, about her work…. Continue Reading →

The Aging Paradox: A Look at Later-Life Satisfaction Through the Eyes of OLLI Members

By Caitlin Connelly A good paradox can turn the obvious on its head. That’s a fair way to describe the aging paradox, a concept well-known to gerontologists that challenges presumptions about the way people feel as they grow older. True,… Continue Reading →

Study Investigates the Challenge of Documenting End-of-Life Preferences

Detailed instructions reflecting the wishes of people facing serious advancing illness offer family and health care providers valuable guidance for end-of-life care. But the basic process of collecting that information—from the design of standardized forms to procedures used to complete… Continue Reading →

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