While use of medical marijuana is gaining widespread acceptance for aches and pains, even among older adults, there’s something else the herb offers that may be its most important benefit. A reason to gather, to socialize — and help overcome the health hazards of loneliness, isolation and despair.
Older adults account for an increasing proportion of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in the United States. Notwithstanding, sex after sixty continues to remain shrouded in silence. In this post, doctoral student Christina Pierpaoli Parker discusses the reasons for and consequences of the scantiness of late life sexual health conversations, concluding with recommendations for increasing their visibility.
In my current capacity as a behaviorist at a weight loss medicine clinic, I work alongside patients to identify their weight loss goals and modify the behaviors sabotaging them. Far and away, these patients blame aging the most. Is this a convenient falsity, or inconvenient truth?
The next time you get a compliment try accepting it. The next time you give one and it is deflected call it out.
Depression does not need to be a normal part of aging. It’s up to all of us to acknowledge—and address—the risk.
Imagine what your ideal typical day would look like. Not a holiday or a ‘best day of your life’ kind of day, rather, what would it look like if you could map your ideal typical day? A day that if you had to live it 365 days in a row would leave you feeling resourced and joyful.
For my 70th “birthday present” I asked my wife our daughter if we could do something adventurous together.
The common understanding is that burnout happens when we push too hard for too long. By this definition, the solution is to not push as hard or for as long. Thinking of burnout as avoidable by making the choice to stop pushing so hard for so long puts us in a lose-lose situation.