SoCal Fires Highlight Need For Evacuation Plan For Elders

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In today’s news, the fires in Southern California continue to burn and authorities confirm the first fire-related death. A 70-year-old woman fleeing the wildfire was killed in a car crash along an evacuation route. The death highlights the need for emergency preparedness for older adults. Notably, the Center for Disease Control reports older adults are more […]

Super Mario 64 A Brain Health Winner

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Super Mario 64 For Better Brain Health?

Video Games For Brain Health Today, the Universities of Montreal and Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal report video games are good for your brain. If you’re over age 55 games similar to Super Mario 64, may hold off cognitive decline and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.   Psychology professor Gregory West says, when the brain is not […]

Is American Awakening To Aging

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Is America Waking Up to Aging?

Good Morning America You Are Aging When you think about American “Youth Culture” usually comes to mind. However, our society is undergoing a significant change. Now the 75.4 million adults born after 1980 have surpassed the 74.9 million baby boomers. While boomers are getting older their grandchildren are watching them age. In fact, for some […]

Thanksgiving Debrief: My Parents Are Getting Older

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Thanksgiving Debrief: My Parents Are Getting Older

Thanksgiving Debrief If you’re like many families it’s time for the post-Thanksgiving debrief. Perhaps, this is the year you noticed your parents are beginning to age.  Or in some cases, it’s time to offer additional help. Whatever the situation it will begin with having a conversation about a sensitive topic. Before you begin making changes […]

There Is No Age Limit for Senselessness

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Healing After Las Vegas

Sorrow In Las Vegas Healing in Las Vegas. This morning I woke up to the news about the massacre in Las Vegas. When I heard the reports on the age of the shooter I sighed. Unfortunately, there is no age limit to senselessness. Perhaps we will never know the reason this ordinary man took so […]

.@PattiCakesMovie | Meet The Hero Next Door

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Patti Cake$ The Movie

PATTI CAKE$ The New Face of Caregivers When I watch a movie my gerontology training comes with me. Unexpectedly a crazy good rap soundtrack is the background to three generations struggling with addiction, caregiving, and medical debt. PATTI CAKE$ is also a look at the 10 million Millennial caregivers with dreams and the grit to […]

.@Allure_magazine Drops #AntiAging Language

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Allure Magazine Drops Anti-Aging

Allure Magazine Says Yes To Aging While anti is a common turn of phrase. However, when it came to the phrase anti-aging I turned my nose up. Perhaps it’s the verbivore in me. If I say anti-aging it means I’m against aging? Obviously, as an aging expert and gerontologist, it’s far from the truth. In fact, I embrace […]

Life is 90% How You Take It – Tips for Aging Well

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Life is 10% what you make of it (1)

The Power of Resilience – Age Well When you look back and see where you come from consider the power of resilience. Now a common catch phrase is #adulting. Often it refers to doing something unpleasant. For the most part having to move toward something rather than running away. In a word resilience. Age and […]