How Old Are You Really? Investigating Your Biological-Rather Than Chronological-Age:
May 11, 2022
You certainly know your birthday (though some of us would rather forget it). But do you know your “true age”? That is, if someone were to peer inside of you and look at the health and vitality of your inner workings- your genetics, brain, cardiovascular system, etc.- would the analysis…
Can You Plan In Advance? Decision-Making For The Seriously Ill
January 12, 2022
Over the last many decades, the human lifespan has increased. Furthermore, technology has allowed seriously ill individuals to continue living in circumstances previously unimaginable (for example, on ventilators or using computers to create artificial communication for those who can no longer speak). In some ways, these advances have been remarkable….
Dream House: Have You Figured Out The Ideal Spot For Your Later Years?
November 3, 2021
For most of us approaching, or in, our later years, the discussion of where to live can be fraught with emotion and indecision. Whether we can stay in the place we’ve been or be better off relocating, there are so many considerations that it can be mind-boggling. What feels right…
No-Go: Strategies To Address Urinary Incontinence
May 5, 2021
One advantage to being largely housebound all these many months? You’ve never been far from a bathroom. That may sound funny but for many people, straying far from the toilet causes anxiety and potential embarrassment. We’ve addressed urinary incontinence several times in previous agebuzz posts, and it’s a problem that…
At The End: The Ongoing Dilemma of Physician Aid-In-Dying
April 7, 2021
If there’s one silver lining that may emerge from the COVID pandemic, it may be our societal recognition that death is very much a part of life, and often requires the same sort of thoughtful planning we inevitably give to other life milestones. If you’re fortunate and considerate of your…