Well, apparently there’s a cure for gray hair now, according to a press release from The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Financial elder abuse is particularly harrowing because older adults do not have a lifetime left to make up the loss through work and investment.
This TED Talk is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You can’t watch it and not be totally transformed by the message — in particular if you are a man.
Ari Cohen of Advanced Style makes it clear in his new book the best people to give fashion advice are fashionistas who have been stylin’ for more than a couple decades.
My recent blog post Call For Thought Leaders: Who is Changing Aging? generated an amazing response and introduced me to an innovative new company called Lively.
In my earliest interaction with Facebook in 2007, one of the first things I discovered were dozens of sites devoted to hating old people. Nothing has changed since.
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Is it possible to grow old – with chronic disease, loneliness, isolation, – and still be happy? Well, is it?
It’s bugged me for years that conventional wisdom, along with the FBI and others, assert that elders fall victim to scams more frequently than younger people.
Three years ago, Kennard Lehmann walked out of a neurologist’s office in Sacramento, Calif., newly diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, a prescription in hand and absolutely no idea where to turn for help.
The doctor hadn’t given him a list of resources or discussed how Mr. Lehmann might go about finding them. Knowing nothing about Alzheimer’s, his wife swiped a magazine she had been reading in the doctor’s office to take home and read.
Thus began a journey all too familiar to people with Alzheimer’s — one that Mr. Lehmann, 75, describes as “being put in a box.”
Like most Americans, when your time comes, you probably want to go through the process of dying surrounded by those you love, in the comfort of your home free of pain.
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
I need some help from ChangingAging readers to put together a list of the most dynamic, leading-edge thought leaders across the spectrum of aging services.
Yesterday, Marcie talked about encountering elder paranoia, no free lunches, professionalism and differences in dress habits of the young and old. Here is Part 2:
I generally don’t write about commercial enterprises but I was intrigued with the 27-year-old entrepreneur who developed a social network for 55+ communities.
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
In a time when politicians and deficit hawks are advocating raising the eligibility age for Medicare, we should actually be pressing to do the exact opposite.
If you believe that your family doctor or specialist is ready to successfully handle your increasingly complex health care needs as you age, you are very likely wrong.
I was very disappointed yesterday to see one of my all time favorite journalists Tweet an incredibly ageist viral video:
Nothing we do will make a shred of difference until the people living in long term care take responsibility for finding purpose in their own lives, says Martin Bayne.