This challenge will be solved by identifying and prioritizing the most prevalent issues that impact ageing. One that should be high on the list in transition and in later years -- As people age, they fall more & lose their mobility & indepe
Nowhere are the issues of the aging population more illustrative as they are in Japan. For years technologists in Japan have been trying to position robotics as the key to scalable affordable elderly care. But it hasn't worked so far.
Studies by psychologist Ellen Langer, published in her book Counterclockwise, showed that by bringing people back to their younger selves, they actually phsyically feel better and perform like they are younger again.
Examine the difference betsween cultures and have a look at what effects aging . For example the Japanese eat loads of soya and sushi and the suffer neither from the heart and obesity condition that western countries have .
Five inspirational TED talks. "We're obsessed with age: Quests for youth, immortality and prolonged life are, indeed, ageless. Here, explore the science of longer lives and imagine what we might do with our extra years."
Randy Pausch's last lecture is a great and inspirational text (well, lecture as it's given here) on the possibilities we contain within ourselves at all stages in life. It is important to understand our potential on any given day at any given age.
There's that thing that you knew you always loved but never did, well life is for exploring your passion. Let's start an on-line community to feed, support and mutually inform the "achievement of a life's dream" .
As a high school photography teacher one of our favorite digital assignments was for the students to explore their family history through layers of meaning and images and create a final montage or photo story in book form to share with their family.