Essential Reads

Genetic Research Uncovers Traits Associated With Longer Life

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on October 18, 2017 in Cravings
Scientists are digging deeper into the secrets of longevity.

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.

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.

"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.

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Does a Good Relationship With the Dog Mean More Walks?

By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Fellow Creatures
New research finds that taking your dog on a walk is better for your health—and the human-animal bond plays a role in dog walking behavior.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Old Dogs, New Tricks

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on September 16, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Contrary to popular belief, older people are perfectly capable of learning new things, with study after study showing that the brain continues to generate new cells as it ages.

Why Grown Kids "Ghost" a Parent's Wedding

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Between the Lines
Senior romance can destabilize family relationships, especially when late-life re-partnering triggers loyalty conflicts and passive-aggressive behavior by grown kids.

Exploding Three Myths and Stereotypes of Aging

Are we really predestined to become senile and fall apart as we age? Let's stand up for ourselves and appreciate the facts of growing older.

12 Comments That Would Be Welcomed by the Chronically Ill

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 12, 2017 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Most people have the best of intentions when speaking to those who struggle with their health. That said, often remarks by friends and family are off the mark.

Eating Your Way to Better Brain Health

We are what we eat, so eat your way to better brain health