What is going to happen when my generation reaches retirement age after paying the equivalent of two mortgages worth of debt?
The Millennial generation is coming of age as the most stressed generation. Little wonder considering college graduates are entering a contracting economy crushing debt.
How good are we at perceiving beauty? That was the focus of a Washington Post social experiment that sought to test people’s ability to identify great art.
I graduated college December 21, 2012 and was summarily catapulted into real life. Certainly the past 22 years have been real; I have had my share of trials to date, but until now I had been living the life of a child. Childhood, in my view, was characterized by a lack of independence and the accompanying stress. As a child proper I depended wholly on my parents for support and guidance and as I grew this reliance diminished but never went away fully.
I grew up surrounded by the biggest names in aging. Eden’s first class of Regional Coordinators was initiated in my house, and I have met countless aging professionals since. My father took me to see the first Green Houses open in Tupelo, Mississippi. As a child I wore one of the first Eden shirts ever to come off the press. The point is I have been connected to the aging movement since I first started aging myself.
The New York Times has a great little article out about the Cleveland Clinic’s innovative team-based treatment. Instead of being bounced from specialist to specialist they have created a single team of specialists who work together.
In its most fundamental reform, the clinic in the past five years has created 18 “institutes” that use multidisciplinary teams to treat diseases or problems involving a particular organ system, say the heart or the brain, instead of having patients bounce from one specialist to another on their own.
Aging stands still for a day as we take some time to celebrate Christmas. Happy holidays to all those celibrating Hanukah, Kwanza, the Solstice, or the Yule season.
We will be back up later this week revving the engines for the year to come.
Have fun and stay safe.
I know you are all probably done with the election and the myriad of coverage it received. But if you would indulge me one more reflection. The obvious is that, yes, the public has spoken and the country has another four years with President Obama at the helm. What was particularly interesting to me was how young voters approached the election as adults.
Search smarter not harder. From the article Family Caregivers Now Have a Better and Easier Way to Search On-line for In-home Care Services
Rethinking care: Treatment For Alzheimer’s Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In
Over the weekend Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space and parachuted to the ground, breaking records and the sound barrier along the way. A really cool video can be found here.
What I think is the most interesting point here, besides the fact that a man broke the speed of sound with his face, is that we are seeing a space boom like that of the 1960′s.
The pundit world was buzzing after the VP debate on thursday, but there is one aspect that went largely unnoticed. There is a blatant generational gap between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Talking Points Memo has an excellent photo gallery of each running mate that really illustrates the age gap between these two men. Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
So it is becoming well known that the world’s populations, not just America’s, is getting older. My questions: is it getting any wiser?
Way, way back when you used to have to show up and actually watch candidates debate (think Lincoln-Douglas). Then it was radio, then TV. I remember listening to the Bush-Gore debates on the radio with my parents. That was just twelve years ago but you might not know it if you watched the debate the way I did.
Big goofups are not a great thing when one is trying fix healthcare. Medicare Errs In Crackdown On Hospital Readmissions.
This comes as a reminder that all people, everywhere age: UN urges protection for elderly as world grays.
So, here is an interesting video of a guy who took a picture of himself everyday for twelve years. In about ten minutes you can watch a man pass through more than a decade of his life. What you see is his hair styles change, the rising prominence of his freckles, bags and wrinkles form under his eyes, a beard, and a few other things.
Benefits for veterans you probably never heard about.
No matter what your age: 7 Things Fifth-Graders Do To Stay Happy Everyday.
A National Institute of Health study of moneys suggests restricting calories may have no effect on longevity.