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When life is good, savor it

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   3:03 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

“Savor this moment. Appreciate it. Life won’t always be so good.”   The voice in my head echoed a reminder I knew I needed to savor. From past experiences I understood that life would not always be on track, and I understood on some level that I would need to remember the good life again, …more

Healthy Ageing Is More Than Just Exercise

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   12:20 am |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I, like many people in their twenties, felt that old age was a very long way away. And that elderly people didn’t experience the same emotions and desires as us youngsters. But, in making a documentary about a group of elderly people in Denmark, I realized I was completely wrong.   I’m a British filmmaker …more

The Treadmill is My Friend

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   5:38 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

One thing about retirement is that it gives you a lot of time. Suddenly you have to come up with something to occupy yourself during the hours and hours of those long retirement days.   For some it’s easy. They just transition into retirement by throwing themselves into a lifelong hobby which they could only …more

If I have to live with Dementia

Thursday, July 7th, 2016   9:09 pm |  Category:   Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

I have encountered dementia both in family members and also in my working life. As a result, I would add one extra task to consider when planning for later life. That is, instructions on how you would like to be treated in the event of your having to live with Dementia. My “Living with Dementia …more

How seniors control healthcare costs

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016   3:14 pm |  Category:   Health   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

The two most costly budget items for older adults are housing and health care. Health care takes a $3 trillion dollar hit on the U.S. budget. Deloitte reports that we spend more on medical expenditures over many countries in the world. In 2013 alone, our nation paid 117% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in …more

Ah! Sweet Sugar!

Sunday, May 29th, 2016   9:03 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

In the past I’ve written about how as a child I ate cottage cheese and peas with sugar sprinkled on the top. I learned how tasty sugar was early in my lifetime.   Another strange tale from my childhood: It was during the same era when we colored margarine which came from the grocery store …more

When You Don’t Have Your Health

Friday, May 13th, 2016   2:08 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

What’s important to you? As we age, our priorities change. In our 20’s and 30’s, many of us wanted adventure or to boost our careers and start our families. In our 40’s and 50’s, we tended to focus more on stability and planning for the future.   So what do 60-somethings care about? The lucky …more

Getting Better with Age: Women embrace sexual desire and build sexual confidence

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016   11:47 am |  Category:   Health, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Through the course of research for my book I spoke with 95 heterosexual women between the ages of 20 and 68 about how their sexual desire and sexual confidence developed and evolved during their lives.   As they grew older, women experienced changing definitions of sexuality—both in their own sexual desire and their understanding of …more

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