Understanding Aging

By 2030, the number of Americans age 65 and over has been projected to reach about 71.5 million, nearly 10 million of whom will be 85 and up. The good news is that many seniors report better health, greater wealth, and higher levels of education than seniors in past decades. Research on how to stay active and sharp and how to grow wiser is proliferating—it's up to us to act on the information now.

Recent posts on Aging

Looking Into The Eyes of Your Older Self

Do you worry about growing older? You are not alone.

Space Invaders

How a husband's retirement may not be something a non-working wife will cherish.

Are Hormetins the New Fountain of Youth in Aging?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in iAge
The fountain of youth might be a fountain for living well in older ages.

Do You Look Your Age? Why Would You Want to Look Younger?

I refuse to spend money on "anti-aging" products. I want to age. The opposite of aging isn't staying young; it's death.

How to Improve Your Sex Life Tonight

Want better sex? Follow these tips and really get what you want.

Study Links Gut Microbiome With "Ridiculously Healthy" Aging

By Christopher Bergland on October 12, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
One of the largest human studies on microbiota recently identified a correlation between healthy aging and a healthy gut.

12 Things I Didn’t Expect to Happen As I Age

I’ve noticed some changes in my life as I age, and it’s been interesting to discover what a surprise each one is to me. Some things I’ve welcomed; others not so much.

What's on Your Bucket List?

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on October 10, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
A bucket list is a rare opportunity to step out of our little box and, as they say, better late than never.

We Are Joyous and Playful to the Very End

By Bernard L. De Koven on October 09, 2017 in On Having Fun
Maybe it's possible that if you get good enough at pretending, you can pretend your way to bliss. Real. Genuine. Actual bliss.
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Fine, Take My Phone—at Least Grandma Understands Me

Is it possible that grandparents understand and empathize with their grandkids’ use of devices more than parents?

Looking for Love in All the Right Places

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Dating among boomers dispels many of the myths surrounding romance in one’s third act of life.
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When "Never Mind" Is an Insult

By Shari Eberts on October 05, 2017 in Life With Hearing Loss
Don't say these two words to someone with hearing loss.

Seeking Redemption: The Rage of Alzheimer’s

By Greg O'Brien on October 04, 2017 in On Pluto
Profane language can be common in Alzheimer’s. An expression of gut rage and loss of filter, along with inadvertent grabbing, kicking, pushing, and throwing.
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Your Clothes Have Extended Your Life

Don't think genes, lots of sleep, and healthy eating are the only keys to living longer. Those shoes of yours and other parts of your wardrobe may be important as well.

Sex and Age Implicated in Autism-Related Diagnoses

Recent research reveals how sex and age are linked to other disorders which tend to co-occur with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Changing Roles, Changing Boundaries

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on October 02, 2017 in Between the Lines
Do you feel excluded from your kids' married lives? Why that's a good thing and why it's about them, not you.

"Young People Are Just Smarter"

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on October 02, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated, “Young people are just smarter,” apparently forgetting that it was baby boomers who led the information revolution.

Aging, Health, and Conscious Evolution

Can a framework based on an ancient parable help us to realize how much control we have over the nature and quality of our old age?

Weight Man-age-ment

By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on October 01, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Aging: a common attribution for weight gain, but a fair one?

Creative Aging

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on September 29, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Creative aging has grown into a full-scale movement designed to provide opportunities for meaningful creative expression through visual, literary, and performing arts workshops.

There's No Time Like the Present

By Jessica Zitter MD, MPH on September 29, 2017 in Life and Dignity
There are some types of homework that you won't want to procrastinate on.

Still Mothering After All These Years

Women in the last decades of life are still mothering their daughters and modeling a conscious future for them.

Outlook on Alzheimer's No Longer Bleak

options for reversing early Alzheimer's exist.

Hope Versus Depression

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in iAge
Could depression benefit from viewing hope as an illusion, and that depression reflects the reality of life? Could depression be a sense of realism closer to the truth?

The Weight of the World

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W. on September 24, 2017 in Life Gets Better
We are not helpless.There is power in the collective will to survive and make life good for those who come after us.

Aging Shrinks the Brain

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Memory Medic
Age discrimination is not defensible. Each elderly person's mental competence has to be judged on its own merits, not on a negative stereotype of the elderly.
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To Drive or Not to Drive: That Is the Question

Talking with your parents about their driving can be difficult. Here are some ways to approach the conversation.

Five Money Mistakes Parents Make With Adult Children

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Complicated Love
We all want to help our young adult children to get a good start in life, but sometimes our help can backfire.

Why Does God Want to Kill Me?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in iAge
We are meant to die. It is nature's way of making our species survive. But our strategy as humans has been to develop a large brain and to live longer, to which there's a downside.

Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on September 19, 2017 in Canine Corner
Biomarkers show that living in a home with a tobacco smoker prematurely ages dogs at a cellular level