Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on November 8, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
Baby boomers have become the Rodney Dangerfield of American society—they get no respect.
Mary Ellen Purkis Ph.D., RN, Holly Symonds Brown Ph.D., RN, and Christine Ceci Ph.D., RN on November 8, 2021 in Living at Home with "Dementia"
Does the urgency associated with reports of ever-increasing numbers of people diagnosed with dementia help families? We think changing the focus might help more.
Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 6, 2021 in Animal Emotions
A new book called "Defying Aging" offers a fact-based and easy-to-read guide to empower us to do whatever we can to make aging healthier and easier to accept.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on November 2, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
Baby boomers possess tremendous clout as consumers and voters. They can and should leverage this power in order to realize their own equal rights as Americans.
Ryan Daley, Jaclyn Ford, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D. on November 1, 2021 in Achievements of the Aging Mind
Ever wonder why memories shift over time? It might be a feature, not a bug.
Meg Selig on November 1, 2021 in Changepower
Research reveals the benefits of purpose in life. But aren't fun and pleasure important, too? These strategies can help you balance the benefits of each.
Kathleen Stassen Berger Ph.D. on November 1, 2021 in Grandmothering
Living a long life can make the most perilous threats seem less fearsome.
E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 31, 2021 in Black Belt Brain
When you are out there karate-kicking, going for a run, or gardening, keep in mind that you are helping your mind with movement. Your future self says thanks.
Connie Zweig Ph.D. on October 31, 2021 in Shifting from Role to Soul
A range of demanding social issues become more clear when viewed through the lens of age.
Temma Ehrenfeld on October 30, 2021 in Open Gently
Changing your diet can affect your chance of cognitive decline.
Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. on October 30, 2021 in Think Well
Time is the only form of human capital that is absolutely irreplaceable, and it becomes increasingly precious the more we spend.
Nick Morgan Ph.D. on October 29, 2021 in Communications That Matter
If you are over 40 and reading this post, you are beginning to experience, however subtly, the symptoms of cognitive decline.
Nancy J. Kislin, LCSW, MFT on October 28, 2021 in Family and Trauma
Last week we buried my mother-in-law. I am left with a mix of memories and emotions that must be unraveled.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 28, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
As Americans, it’s our responsibility to address injustices based on the appearance of an individual.
Jeffrey J Arnett Ph.D. on October 26, 2021 in Adult Development Through the Lifespan
Entering your sixties doesn't have to mean shuffling toward decrepitude. In fact, it can be a great decade of life.
Haruna Miyamoto-Borg LCSW on October 26, 2021 in Couples and Culture
Letting go of stereotypical male gender roles can be transformative for a shared sex life.
Laura Otis Ph.D. on October 23, 2021 in Rethinking Thought
By dismissing talk about aging as whining, we may be blocking a stream of knowledge that could save each other’s lives.
Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 21, 2021 in How To Do Life
A Personal Perspective: Birth, youth, adulthood, early old age, dying.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 20, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
What we do on a daily basis in real-time far outweighs what we leave behind.
Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 19, 2021 in How To Do Life
Thoughts for people who isolate for fear of COVID, being out-of-step, or aging.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 19, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
Generational divides in this country are woven into the fabric of our history, with each generation setting itself off in some way from the previous one.
Shari Eberts on October 18, 2021 in Life With Hearing Loss
Do you love someone with hearing loss? Perhaps you wonder what you can do to help. Here are seven ways you can make life easier for them.
Eva Ritvo M.D. on October 18, 2021 in On Vitality
Exercise not only helps you look and feel better; it can also make you smarter. Here are 10 ways to boost your brain with exercise.
Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on October 14, 2021 in Health Matters
Minor head injuries, mold, chronic infections, a poor diet can "break" a brain.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 14, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
A Personal Perspective: Just as with race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability, we need to see generational differences not as a social barrier but as a celebration of diversity.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on October 11, 2021 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
Cognitive training and physical exercise are both promising interventions to slow down brain aging. Evidence suggests that they bolster different mental abilities and target different brain regions.
Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 8, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
Baby boomers are actively engaged in all aspects of life, making their mostly positive presence felt and heard just as they’ve always done.
S. Rufus on October 7, 2021 in Stuck
Aging layers trauma on top of trauma. Our tired bodies and minds tell us we've tried too hard and it's too late.
Daniel R. George, Ph.D., M.Sc. on October 7, 2021 in American Dementia
Why does the FDA's approval of aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease increasingly appear to be a historic disaster?
Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. on October 6, 2021 in Use Your Brain
Older adults become addicted to drugs or alcohol just like their younger peers, but they face a different set of barriers to treatment. Time for a closer look.