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.
Just as our ability to read without glasses diminishes with age, our sense of balance also changes. The difference is that we treat the loss of balance as a disease and the cure we’re supposed to adopt is to turn homes and daily life into small hospitals.
Changingaging readers know that Dr. Bill Thomas recently debuted a dramatic play at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
You might be surprised to learn the play was not about aging. Harking back to his days as a med student at Harvard, the play, “Play What’s Not There,” (PWNT) takes us through the pressure cooker of medical interning for doctors and explores how the choices we make impact our future selves.
— For older and ailing same-sex couples in California, appeals to allow marriage equality may come too late. [LATimes] — Don, aka “Crabby Old Fart,” offers tips to avoid incarceration in a nursing home. [CrabbyOldFart.com] It may be because they’re worried about accidental falls, could be an issue of deteriorating health or it might just […]
Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for older adults and the CDC estimates one-third of people over age 65 will suffer a fall each year. In the latest episode of RealCareNowTV Geriatrician, Dr. Bill Thomas tells us that balance is not something you lose with old age; it’s something you lose without […]