Too many seniors resign themselves to the ravages of age. They will find, however, large benefits from challenging themselves in new experiences and competencies. Read More
Interesting article, but how do you get the message to people who aren't listening - TV? On packets of junk food? I write a blog for which the mantra (long tail key word) is 'safe exercise for better health.' I was motivated to write in response to an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which self-diagnosed two years ago at the age of 67 due to 'odd things happening' in one of my Ironman races. I spend a lot of time encouraging people to exercise, and explaining how to do it safely through improved body awareness, but it is like pulling teeth to reach the right demographic. If you have any ideas on this, I sure would appreciate them. I enjoyed the book, The Brain That Changes Itself, simply because it provides hope to people as they age - they do have some control of their rate of decline. I know my Ironman times will get longer, but at least I'm still out there - the first in the world to complete one with and AAA stent graft. Thanks for your article. -k (FitOldDog)
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William Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?