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.
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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.