Superstars: Why Do Some Of Us Stay So Sharp And Capable As We Age?
November 30, 2022
You’ve likely met them before, or perhaps you are even one of them: Able to recall vivid details from events long in the past, constantly on the prowl to read new books and learn new information, even playing a robust game of tennis at an age that most of us…
Your RX For Longevity: What Can You Do To Live A Longer Life?
September 7, 2022
If given the choice, most of us would likely opt for a longer life. But is this an actual choice? Aren’t the lengths of our lives largely predetermined by our genetic makeup? As it turns out, genetics is but one element when it comes to your longevity- your environment and…
Resilience And Resistance: Defying The Presumption Of Inevitable Mental Decline
January 27, 2021
For some of us, every birthday that passes and every memory lapse instills a fear of what may come: that is, many of us worry about an inevitable slip in our mental capacity or a slide into the world of dementia. Maybe it “runs in our family” or maybe we’ve…
The Long Term Outlook: New Insights Into Longevity And Longer Life Spans
June 24, 2020
No doubt about it- despite everything going on in the world, Americans continue to push the boundaries of longevity and extended life spans. While there were about 82,000 centenarians (those age 100 and above) in the US in 2016, estimates are that by 2060, there will be close to 600,000…
Pearls Of Wisdom: New Books Reveal Late-In-Life Insights About What’s Meaningful
January 8, 2020
No matter your age, most of us reach a point in life when we wonder: What’s this all about? Why am I here and what’s the meaning of it all? And as we enter our later years, it’s natural to wonder, is there anything more to life? Have I lost…
Behind The Eight Ball: What It’s Like Being In Your 80s
September 18, 2019
If you or a loved one are approaching your 80s, congratulations- you’re part of a growing trend. The 85+ age range is the fastest-growing group of older adults in our country, and estimates are that by 2050, ¼ of all older adults will be over 85- nearly 19 million Americans….