Social isolation results in memory loss in later life

Fifty-four years ago, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song “Eleanor Rigby,” signaling us to “look at all the lonely people.” Studies in the U.K. show that half a million people over the age of 60 spend every day alone. Today, scientists around the world are worried about the effect of social isolation on [...]

By |2020-09-08T12:22:54-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Comfort at Arms Length

You are sitting in your favorite spot in your home—what do you have within arm’s reach? I recently polled my workmates and received a host of answers, including a computer or iPad, tissues, reading material, Sudoku or crossword puzzles, a pen, a notepad, the television remote, a beverage and, of course, a cellphone. As human [...]

By |2020-07-16T14:03:35-07:00July 9th, 2020|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Celebrating life in isolation

Birthdays during the pandemic have certainly changed. Take, for example, a first birthday, when a child’s parents reflect on how quickly the year has gone. One-year-olds have achieved so much in their first year. They have developed their own personality and can really enjoy the excitement of a party just for them. My great-nephew, Wyatt, [...]

By |2020-07-07T11:55:33-07:00June 11th, 2020|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

COVID unpredictability lingers

Before COVID-19, many of us over the age of 60 never regarded ourselves as “older adults” or as someone with an underlying medical condition. However, it didn’t take long for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and county public health officers to place new classifica