A hard-working but “tired” brain needs a few moments to “recharge” by thinking about something else. In other words, STOP for a moment and do something to reset and renew your brain’s capacity to absorb or create that next thought.
Unless the developers of fitness facilities accommodate older adults, not as a boutique population but as a core market for their services, it won’t be many years before their state-of-the-art complexes won’t be very fit at all.
A filmmaker and Michigan-based nonprofit focused on serving homeless people recently tried an experiment to change the way one homeless veteran (and society) views himself.
I predict that the celebrity headliners at this year’s American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conference — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Actress/ Author Suzanne Somers — will in fact continue growing older right along with the rest of us. How do I know this?
If you spent any time at all with an assortment of media, you can be forgiven for believing that getting old is a disease.
One critical way to change aging for the better is to radically alter the way in which doctors are compensated so that your visit is a real doctor-patient interaction, not an assembly-line model of efficiency.
More than half (51%) of seniors expect their quality of life to stay about the same during the next five to 10 years, while 21% expect it to get much or somewhat better, versus 30 percent of those surveyed in 2012.
That report is from a medical news website but, in complete irresponsibility, without an iota of research referenced.
It’s fun preparing for life’s positive events, but it’s those more negative ones – such as a serious illness or death – that we’re often reluctant to even discuss.
It’s time for a new sexual revolution for the Post War Generation — one where a real conversation about HIV/AIDS can start.
It’s a health condition that affects one in five women, but it’s something that very few people want to talk about, even with their doctor.
Contrary to long held beliefs that exercise can help slow the aging of muscles, new genetic research out of the UK finds that link “implausible”.
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
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 am looking for what you think are the best videos/films that capture the truth of the caregiving experience.
The important loss of mental agility can also give us valuable new abilities, if we know where to look for them.
Living life day to day it is easy to forget that ideas can change the world sometimes much faster and more profoundly than we expect.
Next week marks my 3,652 day as an assisted living resident – my ten-year anniversary as a member of America’s Institutional Aging Community.
There is a tension between respecting frailty and preventing frailty. One of our recurrent themes has been to highlight how important it is to respect frail patients.