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Age without Ageism

SUSAN FARLING was a guest in our CONSCIOUS AGEING show. You don’t have to be old to be a victim of ageism. Ageism is the lens through which we see people: either someone is "too young" or "too old", rarely "just right" in terms of AGE and this can vary from one moment to the other dependent on the context of the situation. I am sure you have met many of those moments where you were told such a verdict: Teens are too young to have a bank account but too old for playing with dolls or toy cars. In our times in which pretty soon for every younger person there are 2 people over 60 the topic AGEISM becomes ever more important because older people will be the clear majority [...]

Evolutionary Peer Mentoring and Growth Groups

A conversation with REY CARR in TheWisdomFactory.Net Where do you go and search for help when you have problems? You buy a self-help book? You subscribe for a course? You go to a therapist or a to a doctor, to a friend or you connect with your mentor? Or you sit at home, alone, and you hope that the problem will resolve itself, sooner or later. There are many strategies to deal with the difficulties which all of us encounter in life and probably people will chose different strategies in accordance with their mindset and also to their age. Children probably ask their parents, young people their friends. Whom do older people ask? Older people often live in  the predicament to believe that they should have figured all things out, that they [...]

Good News about Altzheimer’s!

Some actual "hard" science here and I'm talking about objective facts about the human body as official science currently understands the feared form of dementia so many older people fear, Alzheimer's! Lisa Genova in this 13 minute TedTalk reviews how the connections between neurons "plug up" and eventually can destroy the connections within the brain that physiologically account for memory. Then after listing all the bad habits that can speed up that destruction, she reveals how to bypass those blocked connections with some active living! I like what she said because it greatly reduced the vague apprehension that nags me every time I forget where I left my keys, but she does say that if I left them, say, in the refrigerator, maybe I should be concerned. Thanks to my friend, Ian [...]

By |2017-10-01T20:19:52+02:00May 1st, 2017|collected articles, Integral Aging|0 Comments

How to keep the brain alive and make longevity easy

Can you do something for longevity? Singing together for performance There are many proven ways to keep our brains alive and to work towards longevity. For instance engaging in music, especially in singing, is a good way to enhance the connection between the two brain hemispheres. If you sing in a choir there is the additional benefit the social connection with the others and the flow experiences when you participate in an exhibition. Hands of an older person playing the piano Playing the piano is commonly known as one of the most challenging tasks for the brain, especially when played at first sight: you need to translate what you see in no time into your 10 fingers. Imagine an organ player who is using his feet, too, independently from [...]

By |2017-04-03T10:07:12+02:00February 13th, 2017|Blog Posts, collected articles|0 Comments

Ashton Applewhite – The Time is NOW

Ashton Applewhite holding her keynote speech at the UN Ashton Applewhite is an agent against discrimination for age. For many years she is dedicating herself to create an Anti-Ageism-Movement. She is a keynote speaker in many important places like the UN commission for Ageism (we talked about that before), and she also gave us the honor to open our series CONSCIOUS AGEING at The Wisdom Factory. Since the elections in the USA, the landscape has changed dramatically and minorities have all reasons to fear that their discrimination will not only not be alleviated, but reinforced by a president and a government who enjoys fascist ways of thinking and being. Trump in Hitler posture(Thanks to the artist who is unknown to me) As native German, I still feel the panic [...]

By |2017-04-03T10:07:12+02:00February 1st, 2017|Blog Posts, collected articles, Integral Aging|0 Comments

Choose Between Agist, Ageist, Agism,Ageism, Aging, and Ageing

We're already a few months into this Ageism/Ageist/Ageing project! And what do those terms mean? We've never yet really defined how we use them - not and not in our pages in Facebook or Google+. And they need some definition, judging by the looks we get when we mention them in conversation. Being rather deeply immersed in the subject, we do use the words and are consistent in what WE mean!  So, just so we are all on the same page, let's look a bit closer. Fortunately we don't have to reinvent this wheel as someone we admire has already done that. But first we do have to explain our spelling. Often in the U.S. we see the spelling "Agist" -  which we don't like partly as the important root of "age" is left out. And [...]

By |2017-04-03T10:07:15+02:00November 11th, 2016|Blog Posts, collected articles, Integral Aging|4 Comments

Alzheimers and epigenetics

Are you concerned about brain health? Or, of one day not recognizing your closest friend? If so, or if you care about friends and family members dealing with poor brain function, don’t miss The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit.Brain disorders, including memory loss, are fast becoming the single biggest health problem in the world.

By |2016-07-12T12:59:33+02:00July 12th, 2016|collected articles|0 Comments

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