Spin Versus Gerontology

Without protests to halt the cut to Medicare, no amount of reframing will ever reverse the damage done that will start over the next few months.

Driving While Old

There are computer-based tools for improving useful field of view and retraining the brain to drive more safely.

Is Citizenship the New Care for People With Dementia?

Eventually the aim is to see a person with dementia as a “vulnerable person” who have both rights and protections.

The Psychology and Mathematics of Time in Aging

How we see time is an indication of our life story. We might be accessing cues from both our body and the environment that tells us when that final curtain is likely to be.

Are Hormetins the New Fountain of Youth in Aging?

The fountain of youth might be a fountain for living well in older ages.

Hope Versus Depression

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?

Why Does God Want to Kill Me?

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.

End Age Segregation

The call for breaking down age segregation completely.

Tuberculosis and Dementia

What if we knew the cause of Alzheimer's disease more than 100 years ago? TB is emerging to be one of the most likely candidates that causes the amyloid cascade in the brain.

Is Mouth Bacteria Causing Dementia?

It is biologically feasible for oral bacteria to go through the bloodstream, reach the brain and either initiate or promote existing lesions and cause an inflammatory response.


The question is whether immortality is even possible...

The Coming Pandemic of Lyme Dementia

How a growing threat from Lyme disease can see an explosion of cases of dementia.

Learning About Aging Through Film: The Narrative Arc

Using film as a way of introducing the discipline of gerontology to a wider audience.. This is part of the Coming of Age film festival on aging.

The Drug Industry Against Dementia

Who's running the show in dementia treatment? Would a cure make more money?

Reminiscing Therapy and Dementia

Why does remembering the past, as promoted in Reminiscing Therapy, improve the behavior, mood and thinking of people with dementia?

Alzheimer's Disease: Repeating Failures

What we have learned from history is that dementia is complex; why are we simplifying the disease again?

The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Care Insurance

The bankruptcy of a small LTC insurance company does not bode well for the financing of long-term care for older Americans.

The New Killer of Older Adults

There is a new spike in deaths. Is this just an anomaly or will it reverse 50 years of progress in life expectancy? The issue is that it is global.

The Fear of Aging in Trump's New World

Five decades of war on poor older adults will culminate with a nuanced switch in priorities in our federal budget. Reducing Mandatory while increase Discretionary budget spending.

Stroke and the Power of Brain Plasticity

In our ageist view we judge older adults as ready to die and we fulfill this judgement by not helping their brain become re-engaged.

Never Too Old To Grow a "New Brain" Against Dementia

So the good news is that all of us, especially older adults, have dementia. Yes, that is the good news.

Fallacy of Fluid/Crystalized Intelligence in Older Adults

Fluid and Crystalized intelligence are a remnant of an old eugenicist legacy that have no practical or clinical use today. Is it time to discard them?

Suicide: Not All in the Head

The reason why suicide is going up is because we are ignoring its social component. A hundred years of research and we need to revisit Durkheim's suicide theory.

Witness My Life

How witnessing--the act of affirming one's presence and passage in time--can be the love we seek.

If Alzheimer’s Disease Was Treated Like Cancer

Translating The Blue Ribbon Panel of expert advisers basic steps in research applied for dementia. A real set of guidelines for the malady of the 21st century.

The Death of Biological Determinism

A new study shows that genetics are not the sole factors that determine disease.

How Mild Is "Mild Cognitive Impairment"?

Is memory loss the slippery slope to Alzheimer's disease?

Reversible Alzheimer's Disease

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus mimics Alzheimer's disease and is likely to be diagnosed as such. But this syndrome can be reversed in most cases.

Early Emotional Trauma and Alzheimer’s Disease

Trauma in childhood, including emotional trauma are prime candidates for epi-genetic changes that seem to contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

Wrong on So Many Fronts: The Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis

Intellectual honesty is knowing that we do not know. Only then can we let go of long-held beliefs and explore alternatives.