In honor of National Aging Month, seven distinguished Penn faculty in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and nursing discuss how aging informs many more aspects of our lives than we may realize. SAS professors Jeffrey Kallberg, Christine Poggi, and Susan Stewart explore the effects of aging on music, art, and literature. Penn Medicine's John Trojanowski, cochair of the Center for Neurodegen-erative Diseases, updates us on the science of the brain and the encoding of creative potential as one ages. Penn Nursing's Neville Strumpf, noted gerontologist and former acting dean of nursing argues for the importance of humanistic values in caring for the elderly. And Rosemary Stevens, former dean of SAS, offers a historical and social critique of hospital care in the United States.
Aging, Medicine, and Hospitals
Literary Creativity in Old Age
New Treatments in Alzheimer's Disease
Late Style in Painting
Late Style in Composition
Time and the Experience of Aging