This year’s crop of titles include those written by a neuroscientist, an anthropologist and a philosopher Whether you’re looking for perspective, practical information or just plain distraction from our changing, challenging world, the following books offer lots of ideas for staying well fiscally and physically, for engaging our minds, sustaining our spirits and urging us forward.
Successful Aging: Why acting your age may not be all it’s cracked up to be | Daily News
I am a 75-year old woman who fortunately has the opportunity to continue working. Being self-employed helps. I am not always available to get together (safe distance, of course) with friends because of several consulting projects and some volunteer work. One friend recently said to me, “The problem is that you think you still are 60.” Essentially, she was saying, “act your age.” I found this disturbing. So, what does “act your age” mean to a 75-year-old woman? D.N
Marijuana can be harmful for heart patients, but improves some risk factors, studies show | NBC News
There’s more evidence that smoking marijuana can be dangerous for people with heart disease, according to two new studies presented recently at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. But in an unexpected twist, people who use cannabis were less likely to experience sudden kidney failure, the researchers found.
Why Don’t Seniors With Depression Get Treatment? | Forbes
A new national poll found that almost two out of three Americans age 65 or older who are worried about having depression won’t go get treatment and a third believed they could just “snap out” of their depression on their own. The poll was conducted by GeneSight Mental Health Monitor and surveyed more than 1,000 adults over the age of 65 on their attitudes towards depression.
How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement | Wall Street Journal
Among other things, expect more aging in place and a wave of innovation to help make that happen. As the pandemic wreaks havoc on our mental and physical health, it is also quietly reshaping how Americans will face retirement and old age in the years to come.
Biden Wants To Lower Medicare Eligibility Age To 60, But Hospitals Push Back | NPR
Of his many plans to expand insurance coverage, President-elect Joe Biden’s simplest strategy is lowering the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 60. But the plan is sure to face long odds, even if the Democrats can snag control of the Senate in January by winning two runoff elections in Georgia.
Disability as Diversity | Insiide Higher Ed
Colleges and universities are making progress on efforts to serve disabled students, but some advocates and scholars say higher ed has been slow to recognize disability as an identity group or include it in programming around diversity and inclusion.
One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days – study | Reuters
Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said on Monday, after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.
The Smithsonian Will Open A National Native American Veterans Memorial In D.C. Wednesday | WAMU
On Veterans Day, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will unveil a new memorial honoring the military service of Native Americans, marking the end of a years-long effort that involved an act of Congress and a national design competition.
New COVID restrictions announced in N.J. as cases spike 6% | NY Daily News
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced a new round of pandemic restrictions in response to disturbing coronavirus numbers that have surged amid a second wave of the persistent epidemic.
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