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INTERESTING STUFF – 19 December 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

REGIFTING – A WEB EXCLUSIVE FROM JOHN OLIVER John Oliver and his HBO program, Last Week Tonight, are off the air until February. But he didn't forget us at Christmas time. This is a web exclusive of Oliver's take on...

Can Ageist Beliefs Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

That is the conclusion of associate professor Becca Levy and her fellow researchers at the Yale School of Pubic Health in New Haven, Connecticut: "What we found is that negative perceptions on aging are definitely significantly related to [Alzheimer's] disease...

LAGNIAPPE: Drug Company CEO Shkreli Arrested on Fraud Charges

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Today's note is a perfect use of the little feature recently introduced here at TGB. Lagniappe is for short items that are extra special or time-worthy enough to post on Tuesday or Thursday, days on which I usually do not...

Being Priced Out of Drug Treatment?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

People 65 and older comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population but account for 34 percent of all prescription medicine use and 30 percent of all over-the-counter (OTC) drug use. Because the size of our age group increases by.....

Darlene Coster, Mending Well at Home

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

If you read the comments here regularly, you know Darlene Costner. She usually has something smart or pithy or funny to say and more readers leave such comments as, “What Darlene said,” than they do anyone else. Darlene also supplie...

Dreading Dementia

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

More than once or twice I have complained here about how the media seems to work overtime scaring the pants off old people about Alzheimer's disease. There is more reporting about it than any other of the diseases of age....

INTERESTING STUFF – 12 December 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

HARRISON FORD'S ADVICE TO DONALD TRUMP As NBC News reported, last week Donald Trump mentioned the 1997 film, Air Force One in an interview with The New York Times: “My favorite was Harrison Ford on the plane,” Trump said. “I...

Robot Caregivers and Old People

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

If you live long enough, one of these robots may be in your future. This year for Christmas, Hasbro is selling what they call an animatronic cat for elders who cannot have a living pet. It responds to touch, movement,...

A Departure from Elder Issues

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

The entire purpose of this blog, as the subtitle above says, is to discuss what it is really like to get old. If, in the dozen or so years of the existence of Time Goes By, I have written about...

Age-Related Loss of Smell and Taste

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Considering what serious things can and do go wrong with people in old age, I don't want to make a big deal of this but it's been more than a decade that my senses of taste and smell have been...

ELDER MUSIC: Willy DeVille

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

INTERESTING STUFF – 5 December 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE SAN BERNARDINO MASSACRE On the morning after the terrible shooting in southern California, the New York Daily News ran this front-page headline: Widely tweeted and retweeted, many supported it, others virulently opposed it. You? OPENING DAY AT THE SKATING...

Happy Hannukah 5776

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This year Hanukkah begins at about 4:30PM my time on Sunday but because Sunday is always Elder Music with Peter Tibbles day at this blog, I'm celebrating online today. I will, however, be lighting the first-night candle at the prope...

Holiday Gifts for Elders 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A quick look around here reveals that I've been doing this annual post since 2006 – ten years now. Even so, the bare bones truth is that I don't know any more about gifts for old people than the next...

Philip Larkin: “The Old Fools”

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Even though coming to terms with our eventual demise is the central dilemma of humankind, it surprises me sometimes how many poets write about death and dying and getting old. It is further surprising that not many of them are...

INTERESTING STUFF – 28 November 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

TECH TATS There are gazillion ways these days to track our health stats like blood pressure, heart rate, temperature not to mention how many steps we've taken and who knows what else. A new style of monitor, not yet available,...

Happy Thanksgiving 2015, Everyone

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A SHORT NOTE: Before I get to the holiday part of today's story, let me mention that I will soon be posting the annual gift ideas for elders column. If you have a suggestion or more, please forward them to...

Old Obama in Malaysia

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Even many old people deny it exists but ageism is a serious problem. In just one manifestation of its impact, age discrimination in the workplace begins as early as age 40 and picks up speed from there. Often, when workers...

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