aging

On Aging
9:36 am
Mon May 19, 2014

'Silver Tsunami' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set

Senior? Elder? Old? People past retirement age have different opinions about what they prefer to be called --€” so it probably can't hurt to ask.
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Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 6:46 am

About one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. NPR's Ina Jaffe covers this population — and says it's often difficult to find the right words to describe it.

"I realized what a minefield this was after I'd been on the beat just a few months," she says. "I did a profile of this 71-year-old midwife. She's still up all night delivering babies, and the headline on our website — and reporters ... do not write the headlines ... described her as 'elderly.'

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Health
11:15 am
Wed January 2, 2013

UCLA Longevity Center Director Advocates Brain Health to Prevent Alzheimer's

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Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine and author, Dr. Gary Small is going against the widely accepted theory that Alzheimer's disease is an unavoidable consequence of aging. Dr. Small's argument is to be found in his book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program. The core elements in his seven day plan include memory training, food that promotes a healthy brain, the importance of aerobic and strength exercise, managing stress and maintaining strong emotional connections.
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Commentary
10:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

To Dye or Not to Dye? That is the Question

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Commentator Celia Brewer returned to western Kentucky eight years ago. But in another, completely different way, she has also gone back to her roots.

In an episode of the 50s sitcom The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden comes home to find his wife Alice chatting with her friend Trixie. Ralph, never one for the delicate touch, tries to compliment Trixie on her recent trip to the beauty parlor. “Your hairdo looks nice,” he says, “and the color is almost natural.”

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Society
11:26 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County.

Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.