THE NEW FORTY Dazed and confused...
Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor's house. This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 11:15 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
As I age, I often hear warnings about the process of becoming old; today, I experienced a tangible act of that process. After arriving downstairs, I am often crowded by our... Posted on 1/12/13 at 8:50 AM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi... Posted on 10/24/12 at 10:00 AM
SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT Green Grass and Gray Hair
As I turned to lock the door on my way to class yesterday it occurred to me that I wont be doing this much longer. Soon Ill be done with classes altogether. Then what?
Without waiting to answer mys... Posted on 3/23/12 at 10:10 AM
The North Dakota Department of Human Services will host an educational forum today in Grand Forks to celebrate family caregivers. The agency’s Aging Services Division kicked off a series of educational forums across the state earlier this week with stops in Williston, Minot and Devils Lake.
As baby boomers look ahead to retirement, they'd prefer a home that is affordable, accessible to medical care and close to family. But an Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it's likely they'll move in retirement.
Those of us lucky enough to grow old must contend with the miserable stereotypes of what it’s like: the frailty, the forgetfulness, the early bird specials. But in aging, as in many things, attitude can make all the difference.
Younger adults call 60 the start of old age, but baby boomers are pushing that number back, according to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll. The median age they cite is 70. And a quarter of boomers insist you're not old until you're 80.
Connie Cass and Stacy A. Anderson
, July 13, 2011
Much of NW Minnesota saw aging, more diverse population the past decade, but some counties bucked statewide trends New census numbers show that, as a whole, the population of Minnesota is getting older and more diverse. But that isn’t the case in all of northwest Minnesota, where Kittson County saw its proportion of white residents increase over the past decade while the median age in Mahnomen County dropped to 37.4 years even as baby boomers near retirement age.
Now 56, Twin Citian John Frei is part of an unusual but growing group: roughly 200,000 Americans under age 65 with young-onset Alzheimer's disease. They represent about 4 percent of the 5.4 million people diagnosed with the progressive brain disease, for which there is no known cure.
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