Aging Matters: End of Life
About This Episode
Aging Matters: End of Life weaves together personal stories of families and interviews with scholars, doctors and medical ethicists to examine the complicated experience of dying. The program explores the radical transformation of death and dying in the United States over the past 150 years, Americans' cultural unwillingness to face death, and the efforts in place to change how Americans understand and talk about dying.
Among several topics, Aging Matters addresses the role of advance directives, palliative care and hospice in an end-of-life strategy. Singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea hosts the program and shares her personal experience caring for family members suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.