One young doctor in upstate New York thought so and he came up with a highly eccentric way of demonstrating it. In this extract from his book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tells the story of Bill Thomas and his miraculous menagerie.
There is really no way to jump into this nicely so I’ll just out with it. Calico, a subsidiary of Google, is trying to cure death and to do that they are going to try to ‘cure’ aging.
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.
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
On March 7 RLTV will broadcast a special report on the changing nature of retirement in the US, in particular the impact of the current economic climate on retirees.
United, the Post War Generation can prove ourselves a great generation, not just a great big generation.
We all deserve to live our lives knowing that an elderhood free from the most pressing cares and gifted with the self-respect that accompanies autonomy can be ours.
As the debate on the fiscal cliff was winding down toward the deadline earlier this week, Representative Steve LaTourette (R–OH) is said to have told his Congressional colleagues:
“We should not take a package put together by a bunch of sleep-deprived octogenarians on New Year’s Eve.”
Two major studies about aging dominated the headlines this week presenting drastically opposing views on what old age has to offer — years of painful suffering or increased wellbeing and happiness?
Ageism falls most heavily on women and Pelosi was right to EXPOSE the prejudice that inspired Russert’s question. In fact, she has set a good example for all of us. Rather than ducking the issue– she exposed the ageism— that is something we all can and should be able to do.
The proposition sounds plausible, and it’s widely accepted in some circles, but the data don’t support it.
For those of us too poor to purchase a president or even a congressperson to do our bidding, election day is the only chance we have for our voices to be heard about what we believe is important to our democracy, to our nation.
To me, the act we perform today, marking a ballot, is sacred. It is the guiding principle of our country, the bedrock of our society.
A group of Wii bowlers from six assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, were indicted yesterday by a Federal Grand Jury on charges of Physiological Doping for the Purpose of Racketeering – a Class B felony. ”They almost pulled it off,” said Sgt. Richard Morgan of Center Valley, Pennsylvania’s Geriatric Crime Unit.
The well-noted aging of the American population will continue long after the Baby Boomer generation crests, posing continuing economic challengesfor the country for decades to come, a new congressionally mandated report states.
Encore: Obama’s favored over Romney on the issue, but the gap narrows among seniors.
I’ve only glanced at this week’s Republican convention coverage on the teevee because I can no longer bear either the faces or voices of the Ryan/Romney ticket, especially those two standard bearers, but many of their surrogates also. So I…
It’s pretty funny watching Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his surrogates trying to distance him from his running mate’s budget that explicitly states, among other draconian measures, there would be more tax cuts for the wealthy while increasing taxes…
Romney has said outright that as president he would repeal Obamacare, and so would Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. Here are some of the things that would happen immediately to you and me and other elders if the Affordable Care Act ended:
• All free preventive screenings and tests would end
• The free annual wellness examination would end
• The prescription drug doughnut hole would immediately return to its full original size, increasing drug costs to millions of elders
• Elders with Advantage plans would again be charged more than those with traditional Medicare for some medical procedures
• States would again be able to cut elders from Medicaid
AARP reports that the mortgage crisis is increasingly hitting older adults — especially those 75-plus — and that Latino and African American elders and their families are the hardest hit of all Americans, according to a new study released today. It remains true that those under age 50 are more likely to be in foreclosure, but the report found that the risk of “serious delinquency” on mortgages is growing at a much more rapid rate among those over age 50.
Peter O’Toole, who turns 80 in August, announced this week he is retiring from theater and film. The renowned stage and movie actor received eight Best Actor Oscar nominations in his extensive career and was awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003. It’s not easy giving up your life’s passion and moving into a new phase of life, whether you’re a blue collar worker or an internationally-acclaimed film star.