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I See What You Mean: “Vision”ary Elder Tech

I See What You Mean: “Vision”ary Elder Tech

Amara Rose June 27, 2017 3

Genomics. Virtual symptom trackers. Socially assistive robots. With the average human lifespan now twice what it was just over a century ago, and the elder population exploding, it makes sense that health care disrupting

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Caregiving: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?

Caregiving: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?

Amara Rose June 20, 2017 2

Since 1989, eldercare expert Joy Loverde has been promoting the causes, concepts, and needs of an aging population. Author of the forthcoming, Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old? (October 2017) Loverde

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Late-Blooming Genius:  Gut Truth About the “Now” Old Age

Late-Blooming Genius: Gut Truth About the “Now” Old Age

Amara Rose June 6, 2017 4

  It’s a great time to grow old: the discovery of telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the DNA on our telomeres (the tiny “shoelace caps” that shorten with age), is a massive step forward

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Alive Inside!  The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Alive Inside! The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Amara Rose May 23, 2017 0

  The idea for Alive Inside!, a documentary about the effects of music on elders with dementia, began with 94-year-old Henry, who was unresponsive and “had been parked in the hallway of a nursing

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Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Amara Rose May 9, 2017 2

For many people, the seventh and eighth decades of life are a work renaissance, as a recent New York Times piece makes clear. And while older adults, particularly women, do need the money, many

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Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Amara Rose May 2, 2017 0

For most of human history, “aging” wasn’t a hot topic. In the Iron Age, people didn’t live past their twenties. By 1900, the average lifespan was still under 50 in the United States. When

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Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Amara Rose April 18, 2017 1

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 2 “The paradigm of creating dependence for elders is so ingrained,” says Emi Kiyota, PhD, even those who work in the field may need to be shocked into

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Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Amara Rose April 11, 2017 0

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 1 Older people aren’t milk or horses, but we tend to treat them that way: “pasteurizing” elders by removing their essence as they grow old, putting them “out

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