A few weeks ago, we ran a review of “The Outgoing Tide,” dementia a drama about a family coping with dementia.
It hit me that writers and other artists have tended over the years to write more about what it’s like to be a child than what it’s like to be old.
There are, certainly, famous, ancient stories about old age, estate planning and end-of-life planning issues.
In Oedipus at Colonus, for example, Oedipus resolves a succession planning problem involving his sons, who both want to use his dead body to become king, by cursing them to kill each other.
But, really, there are not that many movies, television shows, high-profile plays or popular songs that leap to mind that focus on long-term care.
Maybe, in better times, when the Federal Reserve System gets its boot off the long-term care insurance (LTCI) industry, the LTCI community could gather the resources to help executive produce shows hinging on LTC issues.