Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer’s

Good news: eating fresh fruit instead of sugar-laden desserts not only improves your physical health, it could help prevent cognitive impairment down the road!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201609/avoiding-alzheimer-s-disease-could-be-easier-you-think

Grip Strength Crucial As We Age

Fact: Improving your hand grip strength is a great way to increase longevity and maximize your independence as you age!

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/strength-training-muscle-stronger-live-longer-life-expectancy-increase-a8511491.html

Experienced Entrepreneurs Do Better

This new study shows that a 55 year old is THIRTEEN TIMES as likely to found a successful startup as a 23 year old!

Proving yet again that experience and wisdom are quite valuable, even in the youth-worshipping lanes of Silicon Valley.

https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/younger-vs-older-tech-entrpreneurs

Planning For Fewer Family Caregivers

Instead of waiting around for robots, we’re doing what humans have naturally done for thousands of years: help take care of each other as friends and neighbors.

#cohousing

https://www.ageinplacetech.com/blog/fewer-family-caregivers-what-s-tech-enabled-plan

The Friend Effect

We can certainly vouch for the importance of eating together regularly!

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/23/the-friend-effect-why-the-secret-of-health-and-happiness-is-surprisingly-simple

Community: Good For Your Health!

Add Phoenix Commons to your checklist of being healthy:

If we think about our checklist of being healthy, it usually includes exercise and eating vegetables and not smoking. But we don’t think about our social connections as being just as vital as those things. If you have good contacts, the restorative effects can be just as strong as those other, more traditional methods of being healthy.

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-the-loneliness-epidemic.html

Transforming Senior Living

I spent my career trying to change the nursing home industry, but I’ve come to realize it’s not really going to change. So now what I’ve got to do is make it so people don’t need nursing homes in the first place. That’s what this is about.

Surprising Secrets to Living Longer

According to the World Health Organization, by 2030, an estimated 60% of all people will live in cities — many of them over age 60. You may lose a little sidewalk speed and have to work harder to get up and down subway stairs, but cities increasingly rank high on both doctors’ and seniors’ lists of the best places to age gracefully.

http://time.com/5159852/the-surprising-secrets-to-living-longer-and-better/

 

Planning Together for the Future

Although we realize that dementia is no laughing matter, we laughingly fantasize about the chaos we’d have if all of us exhibited symptoms of dementia at the same time in our future! Early preparation would certainly help.