Tag: aging

Most older people can remain intellectually sharp late into their lives, but doing so requires two things.  First, believe in your ability to maintain mental alertness and remain optimistic and confident that you can.  Next,…

Hearing the words “There’s no place like home,” takes a lot of us back to the movie “The Wizard of Oz” with Dorothy tapping her bright red heels together.  As we age, most prefer to…

In the year 2000, roughly 13% of the American population was 65 or older. It’s projected that by 2030, 28% of Americans will be 65 and older.  The most dramatic shift, however, is among people…

Groucho Marx once remarked, “Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”   We can think of aging as marking time, such as…

DEAR DR. ROACH: Why does drinking one small glass of wine make me spacey and sleepy now that I’m over 55? What physical change has occurred in my body, and should I be concerned about…

It has been said that we start aging the minute we are born.  We go through many different stages in life.  Life stages are often associated with ages such as the “toddler stage,” “teenager,” “mid-life,”…

Hi, Carolyn: My father recently suffered some irreparable damage to his eye as a symptom of the aging process coupled with diabetes; he’s 75 and in fairly good health otherwise. He has had 20/20 vision…