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INTERESTING STUFF – 11 July 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

SONG FOR GRATEFUL DEAD'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY It has been half a century since the Grateful Dead first set foot on a stage and over the 4 July weekend, they played their final concerts. Norma, the Assistant Musicologist, sent this video...

On Your “Best Behavior” When the Children Visit?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last month, a TGB reader we call A asked for your thoughts on making decisions about how and where to live when you're old and single and wow! – you gave us all an excellent conversation with all kinds of...

The Need for a Few Good Geriatricians

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There are not a lot of geriatricians in the United States and their numbers dwindle each year because medical students believe the specialty is depressing, one survey tells us, and it pays a lot less than other fields of medicine......

If You've Seen One Old Person...

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

That's the first half of a maxim that is crucial to understanding what old age is like and if you've been hanging out at this blog for awhile, you've read it before: If you seen one old person, you've seen...

INTERESTING STUFF – 4 July 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

SMART WATCHES FOR OLD PEOPLE There have long been pendants for elders to wear around our necks to make it one-touch easy to call for help in an emergency. Now there are at least two companies making these devices more...

Happy Holiday Weekend – Independence Day 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

American Independence Day is a great, dramatic story. Here are its bare bones. Thomas Jefferson, just 33 years old in the year of 1776, resisted writing the Declaration of Independence. He was John Adams' choice and Adams prevailed. Quoting Adams'...

60 is Not the New 40

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Nor 70 the new 50 but people are still trying to sell that to us. If you pay too much attention to media chatter, you can easily be convinced that old age is a nice, smooth continuation of midlife. If...

Does Hollywood Ageism Have Anything To Do with You and Me?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

In recent weeks there has been a minor flurry of media information – tidbits, mostly – about age and work in relation to female movie stars. I had been sitting on a quotation from actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, wondering what I...

INTERESTING STUFF – 27 June 2015

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

ELDERS BENEFIT FROM SUPREME COURT DECISION TOO It was an important win for the American people on Thursday when, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare subsidies. A lost could have meant the destruction of the entire law....

House Calls, Telemedicine and Medicare

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Medicare is in the third year of testing its Independent at Home demonstration project to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of its more frail patients with house calls. The idea is to test ”...how...

Decisions About Being Old and Single

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Letters. We get letters. This one from a reader (let's call her A) who has been thinking about how she will live – or might like to live – if she winds up single in her late years after the...

A Conversation App Just For Elders?

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Perhaps you have noticed that young people don't talk on the telephone anymore. So widely true is this that it probably wouldn't make much difference - except to thee and me - if manufacturers just ditched the voice function on...

Bringing an Old Woman to Tears and...

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

UPDATE 2:40PM I have just finished a telephone call with a representative of Dotster who has promised me that he will set up a session with their tech team to work on the problem by taking control of my computer,...

INTERESTING STUFF – 20 June 2015

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

[PERSONAL NOTE: Today's Interesting Stuff is so different from the usual I just want to let you know that someone else has not hijacked the page. It is much longer that most weeks not because there are more items –...

The Value of Old Habits

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Before we get going let me be clear: I am talking about habits, not addictions. In recent years, Americans have come to use the word “addiction” when they mean habit. For the record and in shorthand, an addiction is a...

Green Burial

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Funerals, even cremations, are expensive. As reported at al.com, according to the National Funeral Director Association's (NFDA) 2012 Member Compensation Survey, ”The average national cost of a funeral with a vault (not including cemetery, monument or marker costs) is $8,343,...

The Language of Age

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A couple of days ago a friend of many years, a smart and talented fellow, sent me this image. It gives me a good reason to talk once again about language, the everyday, knee-jerk, unthinking language of age that demeans...

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