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Life With an Aging Dog

Maria Burnham | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Burnham

My Boston Terrier, Ma'amie, is 14.5 years old. If you know about dogs, then you know that this is actually quite old for a Boston Terrier. Up until a year ago, it was difficult to guess her age. Yes, she went prematurely grey, but she's been an athlete her whole life, and her passion for the tennis ball fueled her energy.

Facing The Mother Of All Boomer Fears -- Dementia

Deborah Gale | Posted 03.12.2017 | Fifty
Deborah Gale

Dementia's got us all hepped up with sorry. The 'forgetting' is epidemic and it's the fear of losing ourselves. And it has penetrated the consciousness of humanity since the time of Aristotle.

Portrait of the Ideal Victim (Elder Financial Abuse)

Pamela Glasner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Depression-era babies come from a different world. They expect a friendly smile to indicate an honest person and are less likely to take action when defrauded.

How One CEO Found Success in a Depressed Economy

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 10.05.2013 | Small Business
Elizabeth Denham

By knowing his market, working within his means, being willing to adapt to changing forces in the marketplace, and developing new products himself, Robinson, steadily formulated his plan for success.

There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been...

Something Beyond Survival - The Final Chapter

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Hating is a heavy weight to carry around, all day, every day, as is fear, as is self-recrimination. They cloud everything, even to the point of watering down even the best experiences in your life so that the joy those experiences should bring become not much more than mediocre, and that's no way to live.

Something Beyond Survival -- Part Four

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words "I feel sorry for you" used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one.

Something Beyond Survival: Part 3

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I talked about that maddeningly endless litany of seemingly unanswerable questions that can feel like pinballs bouncing around in your head...

Something Beyond Survival - Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.

Something Beyond Survival - Part One

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"

Grandmother's Last Lesson -- Seeing Time As a Trick of the Mind

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Nearing the end of her life and plagued with senility, my grandmother fell into a strange state of grace. At 95, she believed herself a young woman ag...

Are We Getting Dumber With Age?

Deborah Gaines | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

If you're like me, you've already experienced some of the difficulties associated with aging: weird moles, sagging everything, the death of people you love. I've been comforted by the fact that, any day now, I will wake up bathed in the glow of wisdom that is supposed to be the payoff for all this crap. Instead, I seem to be getting dumber.

After A Frightening Experience With Alzheimer's, I Found A Way Everyone Can Help

Merl Reagle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
Merl Reagle

On September 30 at 3 p.m. EST, puzzle fans across the United States will download what looks like a typical Sunday crossword from the Internet, except that it's anything but. It's the centerpiece of a national raise awareness of the wide-ranging effects of Alzheimer's disease.

What Dementia Hasn't Taken Away From My Father

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

One very pretty and tall young woman came past us, with extremely short shorts. "That one has some pair of legs," my dad opined. Yes, she did. The dementia has not stripped him of his good judgment.

Include Mental Health in an Age-Friendly New York

Kimberly Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kimberly Williams

The World Health Organization has included New York City in its global network of age-friendly cities. The WHO's guide is a starting point -- and a crucial element that should be added is mental health.

Death Makes Us Weak, Impatient and Risk-Averse

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bhagwan Chowdhry

Possibility of death causes us to value the future less, makes us weak as we grow old, and predisposes us to avoid risk, following a simple evolutionary argument.

Playing Wii is Good For Older Brains

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Ah, so the research might be valid after all... playing video games (up to a certain point) can help your brain work better.