There are many ways to get old and retain the power of the mind. Most of us know already about the benefits of exercise, socialisation, healthy eating and engagement. What we are all unfamiliar with is the deleterious effects of distraction. The world has undergone rapid transformation with the ... Views: 62
Big Data and Aging
In this time of fast paced change, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of life- because we have a wealth of fine tuned and distracting minute data poured forth upon us. Google, Amazon, EBay- all are responsible for generating reams of information on the public ... Views: 1017
Engagement of the Elderly
As the population ages, we need to consider how we change our social structures in order to engage and incorporate people of all ages. In the past, we have never had such an active well generation- who are capable of producing and contributing to the productivity and ... Views: 615
Eyesight and Aging
We all realise that our eyesight changes as we get older. Particularly in an age of virtual connectivity, we rely more than ever on our ability to see and read. We are constantly engaged in near vision and this takes a toll on the eyes accommodation function. Engagement ... Views: 405
Drugs for the Elderly
Drug treatment has advanced rapidly since the early days of using penicillin and morphia. We now have a plethora of options for many conditions that hitherto would have shortened life expectancy. But this variety of options is now responsible for creating problems as much ... Views: 752
The Myth of Elderly Care
There has been much discussion about the rising cost of care for our aging population. We read about peoples’ life savings being swallowed up and leaving incapacitated pensioners without support at a time when they are least able to negotiate for better ... Views: 758
As travel has become common and people find more opportunities to move away from their normal locations rapidly, we need to become more aware of the health implications such adventures can have on our mature bodies.
When we were young it was enough to grab some Tshirts, a passport and ... Views: 617
There are many things in life worth contemplating. One of the most emotionally demanding topics though, is money and its impact on our lives as we get older.
We have all spent many hours examining investments, pensions, employment options and income opportunities for our future. How avidly we ... Views: 651
As we get older it becomes more challenging to engage with the activities of society. If we are not careful, technology and people move too quickly for us to maintain our links with the world. We have to find a way to maintain our usefulness to others- in order that we can participate in the ... Views: 516
Life is full of suffering- emotional, physical, existential...and as we get older it often seems to dominate our focus more.
This article is about improving the pain from arthritic conditions. From about the age of 40, we start to notice that the wear and tear on our joints is more ... Views: 434
I recently came across some fascinating information from the Center for Disease Control. The major cause of nonfatal injury in the US is unintentional falls. The second is unintentional overexertion and the third is unintentionally being struck by or against something. Around 36% of older adults ... Views: 663
The developed world has many issues to confront with its aging population- lack of work, healthcare costs, family breakdowns... the list goes on. The media is filled with stories of catastrophies ahead- both within our society as well as inour environment. It’s very easy to become immune to the ... Views: 408
Move it or Lose it.
The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Every day doctors encounter patents who have exceeded expectations simply by persevering, being positive and creating a healing environment for themselves both in a mental and physical sense.
More commonly though, ... Views: 1037
Positive aging: Life after 50
By the time we celebrate our 50th birthday, most of us will be starting to suffer the consequences of modern lives in the fast lane. The sins of our youth; too much coffee, alcohol, stress, smoking, lack of sleep and exercise start to catch up with us and the ... Views: 604