Posts Tagged: wellness

Depressed senior woman at home feeling sad. Elderly woman looks sadly outside the window. Depressed lonely lady standing alone and looking through the window.

Mental health

Older adults have an increased risk for mental illnesses because of the losses that can accompany the aging process. Many older adults have lost their independence, friends, family members and social roles. Even with this increased risk for mental health challenges, many older adults do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma of…
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Technology and optimal aging

Technology is constantly changing. Whether it is a television, phone, or computer; the technology within these devices is being improved continuously. Would it not be nice if the cells in our body behaved in the same manner of constant improvement? However, this is not the case. So why not use the two areas together to…
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The flourish index

Flourishing refers to the experience of a life going well. It is a way to describe optimal life functioning, in spite of chronic disease and psychical bodily deterioration. It focuses on adaptation to age-related changes and reduction of abilities, but also the positive gains and strengths associated with old age. To flourish means to proactively…
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Why Optimal Aging?

Everyone ages. From the moment we are born, we begin to grow, mature, and change – the process of aging. When we are young, we call this “maturing” or “growing up,” but as we advance in years, this process gradually changes into “aging.” We do not have to accept that this process of maturing in…
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10 facts about organ donation

A former football star reached out on Instagram in July pleading for help, asking a stranger to donate a kidney as his failed. Former National Football League star Albert Haynesworth wrote he was in “dire need” and asked anyone “interested in giving this precious gift” to call Vanderbilt University Medical Center and provided the number….
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