Paula Span visits Google to discuss her book "When the time comes". This event took place on July 2, 2009, as part of the [email protected] series. Thirty-four million Americans provide care for a frail, aging family member. This number is likely to increase dramatically as the nations seventy-seven million Baby Boomers age. As a result, millions are and will be grappling with the question: how will we respond when a loved one grows too fragile to live alone? In WHEN THE TIME COMES, veteran journalist Paula Span shares the stories of several families confronting this painful question as they struggle to choose from a host of options, from multigenerational living or home care to assisted living, nursing facilities, or hospice. Rich with moving portraits, practical information, and the comfNew York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, New York Magazine, Glamour, Esquire, Parenting, Peopleort that comes with finding the best solution, the book is essential reading that can help families navigate the tough times so they can focus on the joyful ones. Paula Span is a contributing writer for the Washington Post Magazine and teaches journalism at Columbia University. A staff writer for the Washington Post for many years, Span has written for numerous publications, including the and many others.