Aging In Place? Or The Impossible Dream?

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Aging In Place While 90% of older adults want to age in place. What are they doing to make it a reality? Today I had the opportunity to attend a  meeting of the National Aging In Place Council (NAIPC). Members of the group are individuals who work in the aging field.  Such as home care agencies, […]

Emma González Crushes Ageist Stereotypes

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Emma González Crushes Ageist Stereotype When you work in the sector of aging, age discrimination is a frequent topic of discussion. As an aging expert, ageism appears in the workplace, healthcare, and in the media. Surprisingly it also happens when older adults talk about the next generation. These are the conversations I relish the most. […]

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 […]

.@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 […]

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 […]

Health Benefits of Celebrating #FriendshipDay

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Benefits of Friendship Day

Benefits of Friendship While the benefits of the friendship have long been described in poetry, books, and film. Now, there is another reason to gather your friends near. The facts are in the research. according to William Chopik, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University. Chopik reports, as we age friendships become deeper and make us happy. On […]