Learn how to meditate and take the time every day to meditate. Enjoy living in the moment and living mindfully. Breathe and pause, step away from the chatter in your mind. Your body will appreciate the moments of healing.
Emotiv has developed a wearable, portable, high-resolution EEG brain wave monitor. It's like fitbit, for your brain. The headset may also allow those with failing bodies to live fuller lives through brain-colled devices.
To help others as they age tools are necessary to develop empathy towards their situation. Being able to walk in someone else's shoes can be helpful to develop empathy and understand the other person's situation.
What are the implications of new technologies, like AI, robotics, genetic engineering, nano-technology, on aging and wellness? This is perhaps best articulated by Ray Kurzweil in some of his early work such as The Singularity, Kurzweil, Ray (2005),
Our mental models about age and older populations are formed early and reinforced daily through various institutions: the media, schools, government, business and non governmental organizations. Stating, "She is 85" can create a negative image.
Who said Love cant happen in Old Age ! Quoted 71 yr old, Rameshbhai Parekh, who got married to Parvatiben, 65 yrs old. I read this news and was quite happy, imagining the two sould finding themselves in peace.
Should we think differently about age as a terminal condition?
Aubrey de Grey suggests correlating advancing in years and a decline in wellbeing is an artifact of historic thinking, but not necessarily accurate.
Convincing women to embrace their own and unique beauty is hard and important to make them feel better. Accepting the life cycle and the inevitable seniority is even harsh and mandatory in a world that worships youth!
Quote: "The stereotypical product image for seniors entails bigger buttons, bigger text, and bigger screens. When it comes to designing for the elderly, it is not necessary to dumb down technologies". A presentation by Carina Ngai at SXSW2013
In a recent report in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity evidence showed that gardeners who worked in their yards one or more hours each week experienced fewer recent falls, thus lessening the chance of ending up in the hospital
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
How can we encourage more families to have their aging parent(s) move in with them vs. having to opt for a retirement home or caregiver? A difficult decision with unknown burdens coupled with unknown joys that can be immensely beneficial to all.
All of us on this site are well connected. Unfortunately, the people who could answer the question based on their personal experience are unlikely to visit this site. Might it be more helpful to seek out those older, disconnected folks?