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.
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.
It could be my imagination, but lately there seems to be an increase in the amount of age denial going on – particularly, an uptick in requests to review books on how to stay young forever and also, more ads…
From the NYTimes blog “The New Old Age” comes this story about the fast growing and largely unregulated world of home health care agencies. Some of the more disturbing facts: Only 16.5 percent of agencies tested potential caregivers’ basic knowledge … Continue reading →
Did you know this? I didn’t:
”Every day, Bureau of Labor Statistics interviewers ask Americans to detail how they spent the previous 24 hours, how many minutes and hours they devoted to everything from shopping to child care to phone calls. The results, culled from 12,500 respondents, make up the American Time Use Survey.”
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a much awaited decision today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative. While partisan politics will undoubtedly overshadow today’s news, here’s a brief look at what it means for elders, adults and young folks.
It is not irrational that one of my biggest fears is being in the hospital. People die there. I don’t mean that as a too-obvious black joke. I mean, people die there all the time of things they are not…