What would that be like in our world if a new paradigm existed for aging? A paradigm that actually gives practical tools towards reversing the common road our bodies walk as we get older. We see all around us that to age is to decline. The baby boomers, about 70 million of us are starting to challenge and redefine this concept. Many of us are saying that we baby boomers over the next ten to twenty years in particular, are redefining all the concepts around how we age and how we look at aging. It is a pressing conversation as life spans increase all around the world.
Diane Keaton still looks terrific at age 71, in part because her iconic style never gets old.
Has she changed the way she dresses as she’s aged? “Hell no, not even at all,” Keaton says. “Although if you look at Annie Hall, I’m sleeveless and my arms are dangling around. I did expose my body. Now I would say no exposing of any aspect.” Other later-in-life rules: No blush (“You don’t want the kewpie doll look”), no gowns (“Why would anybody wear a gown after age 60 or something? I mean, are you kidding?”) and stay vigilant about lighting. “It’s important when you’re making up. The dimmer is your friend.” The effect may not translate once you step outside, she concedes, “Of course it’s going to look worse, I don’t have to look!”
New York City’s Subway System Violates Local and Federal Laws, Disability Groups Say | The New York Times
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority discriminates against people with disabilities because of its widespread lack of elevators and electric lifts in the subway system, rendering it significantly more inaccessible than other cities with large public transportation systems, according to two lawsuits filed on Tuesday.
In 2013, Time magazine ran a cover story titled Google vs. Death about Calico, a then-new Google-run health venture focused on understanding aging — and how to beat it. “We should shoot for the things that are really, really important, so 10 or 20 years from now we have those things done,” Google CEO Larry Page told Time. I recently started poking around in Silicon Valley and talking to researchers who study aging and mortality, and discovered that four years after its launch, we still don’t know what Calico is doing.
North Korea has agreed to a visit by the U.N. expert on the human rights of people with disabilities, the United Nations said on Thursday, a minor concession after years of criticism of Pyongyang’s record from the U.N. Human Rights Council. The visit by Catalina Devandas-Aguilar from May 3-8 will be the first ever to North Korea by an independent expert designated by the Council, a 47-state body that is pushing for justice for crimes against humanity it says have been committed.
Judah Kalb still remembers when he was in elementary school in Chapel Hill, N.C., and tried to give his male friend a hug. A counselor reprimanded him, warning that men don’t do that. “Obviously, I wasn’t trying to make them uncomfortable,” says Judah, who is 17. From that experience, he told me, he learned “the importance not only of intent, but how you’re perceived.”
Promising AI technologies are being developed, with potential for preventing many diseases at once, adding decades to the human life span.
Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Researchers used data on more than 4,000 people over 30, examining their brains with M.R.I. and measuring memory with psychological tests. All completed well-validated food frequency questionnaires.
Geriatric psychiatrist Charles “Chip” Reynolds III has for decades been one of Pittsburgh’s and the nation’s leading scholars and clinicians focused on depression and other mental disorders affecting the older population.
Malnutrition and Minority Older Adults: A Health Equity Issue |The Huffington Post
As we observe National Minority Health Month, we focus attention on a particularly critical issue for minority populations. That issue is the growing problem of older adult malnutrition and the disparate impact it has on older adults of color. Any discussion of minority populations in America must include the rapid increase in the percentage of minorities in the older adult population. The 2016 Profile of Older Americans contains some specific examples of the minority population growth. Racial and ethnic older adult minority populations have increased from 6.7 million people (18% of all older adults) in 2005 to 10.6 million in 2015 (22% of older adults) and will more than double to 21.1 million in 2030 (28% of older adults). African-Americans and Hispanics comprised the largest share of minority groups in 2015.
The White House administration on Friday dismissed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, saying it is continuing the process of transitioning to new leadership. “Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump Administration,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.
More than 56 million people in the U.S. live with some sort of disability. And while this demographic amounts to nearly 20% of the country’s population, individuals with disabilities are seldom spotlighted in mainstream media — and, when they are, the roles often consist of stereotyped, stock characters who tend to be either defined by their disabilities, or otherwise relegated to the sidelines of the story.
There Is Only One Person With A Visible Disability In People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue & Here’s Why That’s Troubling |Bustle
On April 19, People’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful issue hit stands, and let me tell you: I was not surprised by anything I saw. A white woman on the cover — check. One transgender person (who is infamously palatable to conservatives) — check. And just one person with a visible disability in 2017’s beautiful lineup. Perhaps this should come as no surprise: After all, People features famous folks in this issue and, disturbingly, few of Hollywood’s elite have disabilities.
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