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Aging Angst and Alleluias
19. Katlyn Clifton, the GeroDoula

Aging Angst and Alleluias

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 29:54


Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly's guest, Katlyn G. Clifton, developed a business model for aging care with a social work perspective. Her dream was realized through a series of life-long community and familial experiences while caring for the aging, developing chaplaincy and counsel, and also studying and understanding grief care. Her website puts two ideas together (Gerontology and Doula) to form a holistic practice that focuses on each step of the aging process - www.gerodoula.com You will enjoy this candid and raw interview between two friends who have such a heart for making a difference in the lives of the aging community.

All Home Care Matters
Carrie Aalberts Founder & Creator of "Dementia Darling"

All Home Care Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 55:59


All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a good friend and even more remarkable guest to the show, Carrie Aalberts aka "Dementia Darling. Carrie has devoted herself to supporting and helping caregivers who are caring for loved ones with dementia. Carrie Aalberts aka Dementia Darling has her Master of Science focused in Gerontology and has worked alongside seniors for the last ten years. She specializes in dementia care and engagement with experience in various settings such as adult day care and assisted living. Carrie is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and more recently a Montessori Dementia Care Professional. She is known for her social media persona, Dementia Darling. Carrie created Dementia Darling in fall 2019 to provide a safe space for Dementia Caregivers to find tips, education and support. Dementia Darling's mission is the ensure that no caregiver feels alone.

Zestology: Live with energy, vitality and motivation
Hack your age, peptides for skin and health, Platelet Rich Plasma, circadian rhythm, being a digital nomad, Gerontology (feat. Zora Benahmou) #408

Zestology: Live with energy, vitality and motivation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 42:40


Another quality aging podcast as Zora Benhamou and I meet in London. She is the founder of the website HackMyAge.com, the Hack My Age podcast, and author of the Longevity Master Plan and cookbook Eating For Longevity. She is also a member of the Gerontological Society of America.We talk: Peptides Platelet Rich Plasma Anti-Ageing Circadian Rhythm Gerontology Digital Nomadism Doing good in the world  

In Clear Terms with AARP California™
Family Caregiving For All

In Clear Terms with AARP California™

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 27:40


On this episode of In Clear Terms with AARP California, host Dr. Thyonne Gordon speaks with Dr. Donna Benton, Research Associate Professor of Gerontology at University of Southern California and the Director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center. With over 30 years of experience in providing direct service, advocacy, and programs for families caring for persons with dementia, Dr. Benton joins Thyonne to take a deep dive and discuss family caregiving and learn about some of the valuable resources available to those living in our wonderful state. Join us for this insightful episode of In Clear Terms with AARP California. Our goal is to empower you with the facts and information that will help make California more livable for people of all ages. Please visit AARP.org/caregiving for more information! More helpful information:AARP.org/CAcaregivercalifornia.org Follow UsTwitter @AARPCAFacebook @aarpcaliforniaInstagram @aarpcaPresented by AARP Californiawww.AARP.org/CA

Total Information AM
People with positive views of aging, have better health behavior and live longer

Total Information AM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 10:10


Anne Steffen, UMSL Professor of Clinical Phycology and Gerontology talks with Carol Daniel about aging and embracing it. 

GAPNA Chat
012. Trauma-Informed Care

GAPNA Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 34:19


In this episode, Dr. Cassandra Vonnes, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and member of the GAPNA Communication Team, talks with Tina Baxter, MS, APRN, GNP-BC, a nationally recognized leader in gerontological nursing, and a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.In addition to her inspiration to become a gerontological nurse, Mrs. Baxter discusses the origin and definition of a trauma-informed approach to care; the adoption of trauma-informed practices to potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcome; and the integration of trauma-informed care into the health care team.This episode was recorded on June 22, 2022.Tina M. Baxter, MS APRN, GNP-BC, is an advanced practice registered nurse and a board certified gerontological nurse practitioner. She is the owner of Baxter Professional Services, LLC, a consulting firm which provides legal nurse consulting services, wellness and chronic disease management coaching, and customized educational resources to health care organizations. Mrs. Baxter teaches stress management strategies, and is currently working at Adult and Child Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, focusing on the mental health needs of adults and geriatric patients. Cassandra Vonnes, DNP, GNP-BC, APRN, AOCNP, CPHQ, FAHA, is the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Coordinator, Geriatric Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, FL. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Communication Team and is a host of the GAPNA Chat podcast series.© Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.All rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be used without written permission.Discover GAPNA: https://www.gapna.org/Production management by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Opening Music by:Optimistic / Inspirational by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comClosing Music by:Scott Holmes.http://www.scottholmesmusic.com

Caregiver SOS On Air
Safe use of medications for seniors and caregivers with Lucy Barylak

Caregiver SOS On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 26:00


Lucy Barylak, Master's degree in Social Work from McGill University and consultant to the WellMed Charitable Foundation, talks with Caregiver SOS on Air cohosts Carol Zernial, nationally known expert on Gerontology, and veteran broadcaster and attorney Ron Aaron on how to safely manage medications.

Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast
How Healthcare Providers Can Support Our Patients & Families to Age & Transition Successfully, with Janice Goldmintz

Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 44:13


In this week's episode, I am joined by Janice Goldmintz, an advocate for seniors to have the highest possible quality of life, to discuss how we as healthcare professionals can best interact with our patients, their families, and caregivers, to empower them to be their own advocates of care.  Janice works with seniors, their families and health professionals to impart information on successful aging.  She has a Masters Degree in Gerontology, and has taken courses in Essential Conversations and is a Jack Canfield certified trainer and virtual trainer.  She provides workshops, articles and programs to bring easier access to information for people to make informed decisions on planning for the challenges of the future.   Tune in to this week's episode to learn: How we can empower our patients while still taking care of ourselves in the process Tips for helping make the transitions of aging easier for both the patient and their family Key conversations and considerations to have early on as a family or caregiver  What healthcare providers can do to support patients through the challenges that come with aging    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Sponsor Visit locumstory.com today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it's right for you: www.locumstory.com   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: www.talkaboutaging.com  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Janicecanhelp LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/janicegoldmintz/     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 

GAPNA Chat
011. Diogenes Syndrome

GAPNA Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 30:30


In this episode, Dr. Cassandra Vonnes, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and member of the GAPNA Communication Team, talks with Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, DNP, CDCP, ANPC-C, a nationally recognized leader in gerontological nursing, and a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.In addition to her inspiration to become a gerontological nurse, Dr. Lavoie-Vaughan discusses Diogenes syndrome and its pathophysiology in the older adult population, the psychological effects and behavior challenges experienced by individuals with Diogenes syndrome, and treatments for Diogenes syndrome APRNs should integrate into their practice.With over 30 years of experience in the geriatric health care field, Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, DNP, CDCP, ANPC-C, is currently a clinician at Transitions Medical Partners, providing house calls to older adults in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a clinical assistant professor at East Carolina University College of Nursing, a clinical instructor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the author of Eldercare: The Comprehensive Guide to Caregiving and a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the non-pharmacological management of behavioral problems in dementia. Cassandra Vonnes, DNP, GNP-BC, APRN, AOCNP, CPHQ, FAHA, is the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Coordinator, Geriatric Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, FL. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Communication Team and is a host of the GAPNA Chat podcast series.© Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.All rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be used without written permission.Discover GAPNA: https://www.gapna.org/Production management by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Opening Music by:Optimistic / Inspirational by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comClosing Music by:Scott Holmes.http://www.scottholmesmusic.com

Holistic Women's Health
81. Lessons in Healthy Hormones & Aging Gracefully with Dr. Anna Arabyan

Holistic Women's Health

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 45:08


In this episode of the Holistic Women's Health podcast, Alex talks with Dr. Anna Arabyan. Dr. Anna is a proud LA native and a faculty member at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She discovered her niche for hormone health while struggling with her own health issues. After many trials and tribulations involving failed conventional methods for regulating hormone imbalances, Dr. Anna discovered the importance of education and a holistic approach. Episode Highlights: - Dr. Anna's personal health story - Lessons in gerontology - How aging relate to the field of women's health & hormones - How studying gerontology shaped the way she views health and wellness - 3 things lessons from studying gerontology & pharmacy - The future of cycle care - & more! Connect with Dr. Anna: - Instagram: @NutrafemmeRX - Website: nutrafemmerx.com Connect with Alex: - Currently accepting new clients worldwide! Work with me here - My new ebooks - Free resources - Instagram: @nutritionmoderation - TikTok: @nutritionmoderation - Website: nutritionmoderation.com

Caregiver SOS On Air
What we all should know about Memory Care and Dementia Communities with Rachael Wonderlin

Caregiver SOS On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 26:30


Rachael Wonderlin, Master's Degree in Gerontology, author, internationally recognized dementia care consultant, talks with Caregiver SOS on Air co-hosts Carol Zernial, M.A., nationally known gerontologist, and award winning veteran broadcaster and attorney, Ron Aaron, about what we all should know about Memory Care and Dementia Communities for caregivers and others. For more see www.rachaelwonderlin.com.

Thriving Adoptees - Inspiration For Adoptive Parents & Adoptees
Perseverance, Persistence & Thriving With Phil Scarpelli and Mike DiBrizzi

Thriving Adoptees - Inspiration For Adoptive Parents & Adoptees

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 66:32


Seasoned professionals Phil and Mike share 2 lifetimes worth of insights, learning and understanding into what helps adopted kids thrive. Given the depth and breadth of their experience there's a host of nuggets here, so settle in for your own learning.Phil Scarpelli is the President and CEO of the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies. Phil joined the Brevard Family Partnership in November 2018. Since the inception of privatization, he has been proudly involved in Florida's child welfare system as early as the late 1990s. Previously, Phil worked as part of the Department of Children and Families Central Region's Leadership on its middle and senior managers' professional development and talent management. Before that, he was the State Director with Key Assets Florida, Inc., part of the International Core Assets Group, a leading children's services provider.Phil has 30 years of experience working in behavioral healthcare and child welfare in both clinical and administrative capacities. Throughout his career, he has been committed to children and families at risk. To develop a perpetual learning environment willing to challenge the status quo, embrace innovation, inclusion, transparency, and trust.Phil has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Gerontology from Iona College and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University.Mike DiBrizzi is President/Chief Executive Officer Camelot Community CareHe began his employment with Camelot in 1994 and has held various direct care and leadership positions before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Mr. DiBrizzi has served on various community boards and committees including as Board Chairman for The Foster Family-Based Treatment Association and The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation.  Mr. DiBrizzi is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and serves on the City of Largo, Fl. Planning Board. Mr. DiBrizzi received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tampa and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.https://brevardfp.org/https://www.facebook.com/BrevardFamilyPartnership/https://twitter.com/BrevardFPhttps://www.instagram.com/brevardfamilypartnership/https://www.youtube.com/user/Brevardfamilypartner Bringing Families Together For A Bright Future.  At Camelot Community Care, this is not merely a slogan – it is our “calling”.  Our dedicated team seeks to live out this calling each and every day with respect, compassion and commitment equal to the enormous trust placed in us on behalf of our community's most vulnerable children and families.  We measure our work against the most important yardstick we know; making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve. Camelot Community Care's ability to create better outcomes for those we serve can be seen in the wide variety of effective programs that we implement and oversee.  We continue to make a positive impact that will be felt in our community for generations to come!  As a community-based care agency, partnership, and a spirit of collaborative caring are written into the DNA of our organization.  Through collaborative partnerships with other agencies statewide, our foster parents, volunteers, and community benefactors, our mission of enabling children and families to realize their fullest potential by stopping the cycle of abuse and neglect in families and in our community is possible.  The success of this model of care continues to be demonstrated year after year.  In spite of on-going society-wide economic challenges, the state's opioid crisis, an increase in the number of children receiving out-of-home services statewide, and flat funding, our network, and tremendous community partnerships have allowed Camelot to continue our forward-thinking approach. The child welfare system journey is ongoing and we would like to thank you for sharing it with us as we continue to keep our children safe and create a bright future for our most important resource.https://www.camelotcommunitycare.org/https://www.facebook.com/camelotcchttps://www.linkedin.com/company/camelot-community-care-inc./

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null - 09.26.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 61:44


Videos : Those who speak out are shouted down until they are proved right, says Neil Oliver – 10:06 Gad Saad: Why Rational People Fall for ‘Parasitic' Ideas | American Thought Leaders CLIP – 9:11 Scientist Carl Sagan testifying to the U.S. Senate in 1985 on the greenhouse effect: – 2:44 Parent Eviscerates School Board Over Censorship– 4:59 Vitamin C supplementation associated with improved lung function in COPD Medical College of Lanzhou University (China), September 23 2022. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease published a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials that found improvement in lung function among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who received vitamin C. The disease is characterized by airflow limitation and persistent respiratory symptoms. Ting Lei of Medical College of Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China and associates identified 10 randomized, controlled trials that included a total of 487 adults with COPD for the meta-analysis. The trials compared lung function and/or antioxidant enzyme or nutrient levels of COPD patients who received vitamin C to a placebo or control group. The meta-analysis found improvement in forced expiratory volume in one second as a percentage (FEV1%, a measure of lung function) in association with vitamin C supplementation. When dosage was analyzed, it was determined that consuming more than 400 milligrams vitamin C per day was needed experience a significant benefit. The ratio of FEV1 to forced vital capacity (another lung function assessment), and levels of vitamin C and glutathione, both of which are antioxidants, also improved among participants who received vitamin C supplements. The authors remarked that oxidative stress, which is a disturbance of the oxidant to antioxidant balance, has been suggested as playing a role in the development of COPD. The current investigation is the first systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effect of vitamin C supplementation in people with COPD. “We found that supplementing vitamin C to patients with COPD demonstrated vital clinical significance,” Lei and associates concluded. “Vitamin C supplementation could increase the levels of antioxidation in serum (vitamin C and glutathione) and improve lung function (FEV1% and FEV1/FVC), especially in patients treated with vitamin C supplementation greater than 400 mg/day.” Single Flavanoid (Found in 6 Foods) Reduces Cognitive Impairment Drastically Fourth Military Medical University (China), September 19, 2022 A singular flavanoid can protect the brain against cognitive deficit and other cellular damage, according to studies from the Fourth Military Medical University. The news comes from Xi'an, People's Republic of China, and shows great promise for those suffering from mental impairment due to Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other debilitating cognitive conditions. The study abstract concludes: “Our results provide new insights into the pharmacological actions of rutin and suggest that rutin has multi-targeted therapeutical potential on cognitive deficits associated with conditions with chronic cerebral hypoperfusion such as vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.” Rutin is a biologically active flavonoid found in the following foods:  Buckwheat – Possibly the best source of rutin, and much better than boiled oats, uncooked buckwheat leaf flower offers about 675 mg in a 1.1 cup serving. Uncooked buckwheat groats contain 230 mg of rutin per 1 kg, dark buckwheat flour has 218 mg per 1 kg and buckwheat noodles provide 78 mg. Elderflower Tea – When dried, the white flowers of the elderflower make a delicious and rutin-filled tea. According to the Czech Journal of Food Science, elderflower tea contains approximately 10.9g/kg of rutin per brewed cup. Amaranth Leaves – In Western cultures, most people are familiar with the edible seeds of amaranth, though in Chinese and Southeast Asian cooking the leaves are also gaining traction, partly due to their high rutin content. You can expect around 24.5g/kg from the dried leaves. Seeds only contain trace amounts of the important nutrient. Unpeeled Apples – Keep the peel on your apples to enjoy lots of rutin. Just be sure that they are organic, since apple peels are especially prone to pesticide build-up. Apple skins are 6x as powerful as the flesh at preventing high blood pressure due to this flavanoid, too. • Unfermented Rooibos Tea – While rooibos tea contains fewer antioxidants than black or green teas, it is a good source of rutin, providing around 1.69 mg/g. • Figs – These little gems contain about the same amount of rutin as apples, so be sure to add them to your diet. The scientists found that rutin works primarily through anti-inflammatory mechanisms, and reducing hypofusion in the brain. Resistance-breathing training found to lower blood pressure University of Colorado and University of Arizona, September 23, 2022 A team of researchers with members from the University of Colorado, the University of Arizona and Alma College, has found that resistance-breathing training can lower blood pressure as much as some medicines and/or exercises. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Hypertension, also known as chronic high blood pressure, can lead to a wide variety of health problems, from loss of vision to strokes and heart attacks. For that reason, doctors take it seriously. Typically, patients are directed to modify their diet and to exercise more. If that does not fix the problem, medications are prescribed. In this new effort, the researchers looked into a new type of therapy to reduce blood pressure levels—resistance-breathing training. Resistance-breathing training involves breathing in and out of a small device, called, quite naturally, a POWERbreathe, every day for several minutes. The device forces the patient to use their breathing muscles to push and pull air through it, making them stronger. And that, the researchers found, also reduces blood pressure. The device has been in use for several years as a means to assist athletes, singers and people with weak lung muscles. Several groups of healthy volunteers practiced the training for a few minutes every day for six weeks. Each was breathed in and out with the device 30 times each session. Each of the volunteers had their blood pressure measured before and after the training. The researchers found a sustained average drop of 9 mmHg in systolic blood pressure (the top number in blood pressure readings)—normal pressure is defined as 120/80. They describe the change as significant, as much as some patients see with medication. They also note that it is similar to changes in many patients who begin an aerobic exercise regimen, such as walking, cycling or running. They suggest such training could be used by patients of all ages who are unable to exercise to lower their blood pressure. How To Maintain Peak Brain Health: Scientists Say It Comes Down To These 3 Factors Norwegian University of Science and Technology, September 23, 2022 What's the best way to maintain peak brain health as we age? There are countless studies detailing ways to prevent cognitive decline, so scientists in Norway sought to simplify the science of managing strong brain health to three recommendations. This report is something of a summation covering modern science's current understanding of how best to cultivate robust brain health. The team at NTNU cite 101 references to prior articles in this latest theoretical perspective paper. “Three factors stand out if you want to keep your brain at its best,” Prof. Sigmundsson adds. The three identified keys to strong brain health are: Physical exercise Social activity Strong, passionate interests and hobbies It's common knowledge that spending all day on the couch isn't healthy for the body, but physical activity is also key to brain health. “An active lifestyle helps to develop the central nervous system and to counteract the aging of the brain,” according to study authors. Researchers add that consistency is essential. Do your best to get in at least a little movement each and every day. Even if you work a sedentary job that requires lots of sitting, get moving every hour or so for just a few minutes at the very least. Some people are naturally more social than others, but researchers stress that no one is an island. Even if you prefer a quiet night in to attending a party, make an effort to stay in touch with the people who matter to you. Our brains thrive on social interactions and connections. “Relationships with other people, and interacting with them, contribute to a number of complex biological factors that can prevent the brain from slowing down,” Prof. Sigmundsson explains. Just like bicep curls help us build muscle, keeping the brain active promotes strong lifelong cognition. Consider taking up a new hobby, or learning a new skill. Perhaps most importantly, though, don't force it; find something you're actually passionate about. It's never too late in life to learn something new! “Passion, or having a strong interest in something, can be the decisive, driving factor that leads us to learn new things. Over time, this impacts the development and maintenance of our neural networks,” Prof. Sigmundsson says. “Brain development is closely linked to lifestyle. Physical exercise, relationships and passion help to develop and maintain the basic structures of our brain as we get older,” Prof. Sigmundsson concludes. Calcium supplements may support a healthy colon: Harvard study Harvard School of Public Health, September 18, 2022 Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health. For every 300 mg increase in calcium from supplements was associated with a 9% reduction in risk, wrote NaNa Keum and her co-authors in the International Journal of Cancer . Every 300 mg increase in total calcium was associated with a similar reduction in risk (8%), they added. “Our findings have several important clinical and public health implications,” they explained. “First, according to the 2003 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a nationally representative cross-sectional survey in the U.S., median total calcium intake of adults aged over 50 years was approximately 650 mg/day for no calcium-supplement users and 1,000 mg/day for calcium-supplement users. “As the benefit of calcium intake on CRC is expected to continue beyond 1,000 mg/day, not only non-supplement users but also supplement users may further reduce their CRC risk through additional calcium intake.” “Second, while dairy products, especially milk, are the major sources of calcium in many countries, they are a substantial source of calories and contain potentially harmful factors such as saturated fat, hormones, and casein proteins. Since our analyses provide evidence for an equivalent benefit of dietary and supplementary calcium, the benefit of calcium on CRC risk may be obtained through supplements and non-dairy products fortified with calcium.” The Boston-based scientists conducted dose-response meta-analyses of 15 studies involving 12,305 cases of colorectal cancer and calcium intakes ranging from 250-1,900 mg/day. The studies varied in duration from 3.3 to 16 years. The data indicated that both total and supplemental calcium were associated with reductions in the risk of colorectal cancer. “In conclusion, both dietary and supplementary calcium intake may continue to decrease colorectal cancer risk beyond 1,000 mg/day,” wrote Keum and her co-authors. Yoga's Age-Defying Effects Confirmed by Science Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (India), September 21st 2022 While yoga's longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, increasingly modern science is confirming this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging and stimulate our regenerative potential. One particularly powerful study published lin the journal Age titled, “Age-related changes in cardiovascular system, autonomic functions, and levels of BDNF of healthy active males: role of yogic practice”, found that a brief yoga intervention (3 months) resulted in widespread improvements in cardiovascular and neurological function. Indian researchers studied healthy active males of three age groups (20-29, 30-39, and 40-49 years) by randomly assigning them to practice one hour of yoga daily for 3 months. The observed significant differences between the younger and older participants in the study, specifically: “Significantly higher values of heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), load in heart (DoP), myocardial oxygen consumption (RPP), and total cholesterol (TC) were noted in senior age group.” The yogic practice resulted in significant reductions in all of these parameters (HR, BP, DoP, RPP and TC). Also observed in the older participants were decreases in high frequency (HF), total power (TP), all time domain variables of heart rate variability (HRV), and skin conductance (SC) — all of which increased following yogic practice. Higher levels of catecholamines (“stress hormones”) and low frequency (LF) power of HRV were noted in advancement of age, both of which decreased following yogic practice. Additionally, the senior age group had highest levels of cortisol and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), both of which decreased following yogic practice. Finally, brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), serotonin, and dopamine were low in higher age group, but these increased following yogic practice; an indication of improved brain function and cognition. The researchers concluded: ‘This study revealed that yogic practices might help in the prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors, autonomic function, and BDNF in healthy male.” There are a number of promising studies revealing the age-defying potential of this ancient practice. Here are some additional benefits confirmed in 2014 alone: Age-Related Respiratory Problems: A 2014 study from the journal of Human Kinetics found that a 3 month yoga intervention in 36 elderly women (average age 63.1) significantly improved pulmonary (respiratory) function. Age-Related Brain Cognitive Decline: A review in the Journals of Gerontology, involving a two month Hatha yoga intervention in the elderly (average age 62.0) resulted in significant improvements in “executive function measures of working memory capacity and efficiency of mental set shifting and flexibility compared with their stretching-strengthening counterparts.” Age-Related Hormone Insufficiency: A study published in Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that a 3 month yogic intervention in men (average age 42.8) and women (average age 44.75) resulted in improvements in the level of growth hormone and DHEAS, two essential hormones that drop off precipitously as we age. Age-Related Sleep Problems: Astudy published in Alternatives Therapies in Health and Medicine found a 12 week yogic intervention (yoga 2x a week) resulted in significant improvements in the quality of sleep in older individuals (average age 60). Age-Related Depression: From the Chinese Journal of Nursing found that not only did yoga improve sleep as found in the study above but also significantly reduced the depressive symptoms of elderly participants…after 6 months. “ This is just a small sampling of the literature. There is older research revealing that yoga has even more benefits for aging populations.

The Story Behind Her Success
Nikki Shults: Executive Director of LBFEBoston.org -208

The Story Behind Her Success

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:30


What means the most to me is building community, finding safe spaces for the lonely and the elderly. -Nikki Shults Nikki Shults grew up on a family compound in rural Connecticut. At the center of this compound, in the humble, makeshift home lived her grandmother whom she called “Meme”. This wise, matriarch of the family lived to be 95, surrounded by generations of the people she loved. It was on this compound where Nikki learned some of her first lessons about the elderly, community and companionship. She would go on to pursue a BA in Gerontology and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University. With only a wish to learn more about the world, she entered the Peace Corps, working in Ethiopia. It was there that she observed “you don't need a lot to make you happy” and that what she had learned on her family compound about caring for the elderly was true in Ethiopia as well. Nikki could see that Ethiopians kept their elderly close, protecting them inside multigenerational family homes until the day they died. These days, you'll find Nikki doing what she loves as the Executive Director of a charity called LBFE or Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly www.lbfeboston.org. She is devoted to intergenerational programming and the organization's mission to build communities and friendships between the old and the young. In this interview, Nikki shares some startling statistics about loneliness, the long-term effects of the pandemic on our oldest populations, and the priceless gifts of wisdom she has learned along the way from the elderly. Says Nikki: they've taught me that the sooner you learn to be your most authentic self, the sooner you stop caring what everyone else thinks, that is when your life begins.” #elderly #companionship #lbfeboston #peacecorps

The ZecoHealth Show
Hack Your Age with Gerontologist Zora Benhamou

The ZecoHealth Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 40:32


In this episode I sit with Certified Sport Nutrition Coach, Breathework Instructor & Gerontlogist Zora Benhamou, also known as Zora The Explorer . Shownotes are available @ https://zecohealth.com/hackmyage/ Click below and use code zecohealth for 10^ discount off Monolaurin from Natural Cure Labs https://www.naturalcurelabs.com/products/?ref=zecohealth

GAPNA Chat
010. Caregiver Burnout

GAPNA Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:07


In this episode, Dr. Cassandra Vonnes, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and member of the GAPNA Communication Team, talks with Aparna Gupta, DNP, FACHE, CPHQ, CRNP, a nationally recognized leader in gerontological nursing, and a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Dr. Gupta discusses her inspiration to become a gerontological nurse, the importance of nurse self-care, the connection between caregiver burnout and patient experience, and how nurses can use informal conversations with their patients to strengthen the human connection between them, resulting in optimal patient care.Cassandra Vonnes, DNP, GNP-BC, APRN, AOCNP, CPHQ, FAHA, is the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Coordinator, Geriatric Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, FL. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Communication Team and is a host of the GAPNA Chat podcast series.© Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.All rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be used without written permission.Discover GAPNA: https://www.gapna.org/Production management by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Opening Music by:Optimistic / Inspirational by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com
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Today with Claire Byrne
What is your biological age?

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 15:57


Rose Anne Kenny, Head of medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin, founder of TILDA, the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing

The Positive Pause
Reproductive Longevity with Dr. Jennifer Garrison

The Positive Pause

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 35:14


Joining me on the podcast today is Jennifer Garrison PhD. Jennifer is an assistant professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and also holds appointments in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.Dr. Garrison's research focuses on understating how chemical communication between the brain and other tissues influence aging. Running a research lab is just one part of Dr. Garrison's work. Understanding aging on a molecular level is a key part of her work at the Buck Institute. The goal is to understand the underlying causes of aging as a way to tackle multiple diseases at the same time. “The goal is to increase health span . . . increase that period of time when you are healthy.”  Jennifer Garrison Jennifer explains that she believes that the brain is the key player for systemic aging. She explains how the brain is controlling what's happening, by listening to and recording feedback from all the organs in your body. Dr. Garrison organized the International Scientific Conference Focused on Reproductive Aging. As we make progress extending healthy longevity, reproductive longevity must also be addressed. It's not just a physical issue but affects gender equality as well. A goal is to get rid of menopause and if that's not possible, then to extend it until much later in life. There's a lack of understanding about why women experience menopause at all. Jennifer paints the big picture that is fascinating. Did you know that only humans and a few species of whales even experience menopause? The research is underfunded, and Dr. Garrison is advocating that scientists and clinicians to talk and collaborate about these issues. The male body has been the baseline. Researching women's bodies is still underfunded and Dr. Garrison along with organizations like the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation are trying to bring awareness and the need for more research. Funding is key to bringing the scientists and physicians together who can begin to answer fundamental questions about women's bodies and reproductive health. What should every woman know about reproductive aging? The ovary isn't just for fertility. It produces endocrine hormones and other chemicals that are essential for general health that have nothing to do with fertility. Those functions are what Dr. Garrison wants to learn how they can be extended to improve overall health. Reproductive aging centers around equality. Every aspect of a woman's life is affected by the fact that she will go through a decline when menopause begins. Dr. Garrison wants this to be a conversation that's reframed with a holistic point of view. It's a unique time in history to be able to marry reproductive health with longevity. Ambassadors are welcome to have conversations about women's health and the incredible work being done by Dr. Garrison and others. Connect with Dr. Garrison: Buck InstituteSupport the show

Move to Value
Jeff Williamson, MD, MHS - Center for Healthcare Innovation

Move to Value

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 23:22


In this episode we talk to Jeff Williamson, MD, MHS, Director of the Center for Healthcare innovation, about what is on the horizon for patient care and how it impacts value. https://school.wakehealth.edu/faculty/w/jeff-d-williamson (About Jeff Williamson) https://school.wakehealth.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/center-for-healthcare-innovation (About Center for Healthcare Innovation) Transcript: Can you talk to me about Center for Healthcare Innovation and the Center for Aging? What is the mission of each? Yep. Well, the Center for Healthcare Innovation was really founded, uh, on the concept that we needed a vehicle for more rapid communication and translation of our discovery into the patient's environment. Whether that's wellness or actually the delivery of care, for example, in the hospital. So, Wake Forest is known around the world for its research. It's a research institution. But many of the things we discover are implemented 20 years after the discovery or they're implemented in some health system halfway across the nation. So, that was really the purpose for the Center for Healthcare Innovations. We've had for many years a sister center, so to speak, Wake Forest Innovations, which is about commercializing discovery. You know, a new kind of hip replacement or a new enzyme. But our Center is specifically tasked with taking a lot of that discovery that's not commercial allowable but has tremendous value to patients, their families, and to the health care system. And getting that more rapidly to the front lines. You also asked me about geriatric medicine. Wake Forest really has a clinical entity, it's called the Section on Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, which I'm head of. Then there's a Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention. I'm a clinical leader of that. The Center is actually led by doctors Stephen Kritchevsky and Suzanne Craft. They're research faculty. But our mission of all of that together is to find more ways to help prevent disability with aging. So, when I mean disability, a simple way to put it is how can we prevent the two most common reasons that someone moves from their home and into an assisted living or nursing home facility. And either they have difficulty walking or difficulty remembering. So, our main thrust of our research is understanding how to delay or prevent loss of particularly leg strength and walking and loss of brain health. The most common form of which is Alzheimer's disease. That's really the purpose of Geriatrics in the Center for Health Care Innovation. And even all of our clinical care, uh, when I take care of patients, I'm thinking of them holistically. How can I help you preserve your ability to walk and think? Even if you have 10 diseases at 90, the successful patient to me might have 10 diseases, but they're still interacting with their family, they're remembering those interactions, and they're still able to physically contribute to family life. You know, we all want to be that patient that at 95, just doesn't wake up one morning and the night before we were, you know, hugging our honey or reading to our grandchildren, tucking great grandchildren taking the bed. That's the goal. So, that's what we do, and we really try to marry those two goals between the Center for Healthcare Innovation, that I'll talk about a little bit later, and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's prevention. Well you touched on this a moment ago, but I would like you to elaborate on how you see this work impacting patients' quality of life? Yes. Uh, I see a lot of patients, you know, journey through the health care system and at the end of that journey they're not really sure are they better off or not. Um, and has the healthcare system addressed what's the most important thing to them. And usually what I find is that patients, especially this Center for Healthcare Innovation, is unique in the nation, even in the world, there...

Boomers Today
Aging and Technology Working Together

Boomers Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 28:01


Keren Etkin is the best-selling author of The AgeTech Revolution - a book about the intersection of technology and aging. Etkin is the founder of TheGerontechnologist.com, a media platform that covers the global agetech ecosystem and The AgeTech Academy which offers online AgeTech education for entrepreneurs and elder care professionals. Etkin is a sought-after public speaker and advisor to AgeTech startups, investors in the longevity economy, care providers and organizations who work on innovation in aging. She holds an M.A. in Gerontology and a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Ben-Gurion University.Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com

Modern Healthspan
Diet And Exercise For Longevity - Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 6

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 9:58


In this episode Dr Longo talks the diet and exercise for longevity and whether it is necessary to exercise when fasting. He also shares his own longevity protocol Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.02.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 60:47 Very Popular


Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation could help with cognitive depression Duke University, August 27 2022.    An article appearing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure reported the outcome of a pilot study that found an association between supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA and reduced cognitive depression in heart failure patients. Cognitive depression is characterized by subjective symptoms such as pessimism and sadness, while somatic depression includes physical manifestations that include fatigue and sleep disturbances. The study included 108 patients with a major depressive disorder, chronic heart failure and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Participants received fish oil containing EPA and DHA, a high EPA supplement or a placebo daily for 12 weeks. Blood samples collected before and after treatment were evaluated for red blood cell EPA and DHA, the Omega-3 Index and other factors. Omega-3 values increased in both the EPA/DHA and EPA only groups, while the placebo group showed little change. Higher omega-3 Index values were associated with lower cognitive depression scores. Social functioning as evaluated by a general health survey significantly improved with EPA/DHA supplementation and showed a tendency toward improvement in the high EPA group. "This was a study in already depressed individuals, which meant the researchers are looking to high-dose (although it could have been higher) omega-3 supplements to improve depressive symptoms, like a drug," noted coauthor William S. Harris, PhD. "Generally, we think of the function of omega-3s as preventative rather than as treatment. If used as treatment, the dose must be fairly high (4 grams is a typical 'drug' dose) and blood levels must be measured.”   Groundbreaking Study Shows Fasting Can Slow Aging, Rebuild Immune System University of Southern California, August 28, 2022 Cutting-edge research reveals that occasionally adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may provide dramatic health benefits. “Fasting flips a regenerative switch essentially regenerating the entire immune system. It gives the OK for stem cells to go begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,” said Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of California. A study, led by USC's Dr. Valter, revealed that a “cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number of progenitor and stem cells in several organs of old mice — including the brain, where it boosted neural regeneration and improved learning and memory,” according to USC News. Dr. Longo notes that strict fasting can be difficult for people to adhere to, and also has the potential to be dangerous, while pointing out that a fasting mimicking diet is much safer and easier. “Strict fasting is hard for people to stick to, and it can also be dangerous, so we developed a complex diet that triggers the same effects in the body,” said Longo, Edna M. Jones Professor of Biogerontology at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity Institute. “I've personally tried both, and the fasting mimicking diet is a lot easier and also a lot safer.” The fasting mimicking diet cuts a person's daily caloric intake over the fasting period down to 34 to 54 percent of their daily average, with a specific balance of micronutrients, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. In previous groundbreaking research, Longo has shown how fasting can protect immune and other cells from chemotherapy toxicity, while simultaneously starving out cancer cells. Fasting for seventy-two hours protected cancer patients against the toxic impact of chemotherapy: “The good news is the body got rid of the parts in the system which might be damaged or old and inefficient parts, during the fasting. If you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system,” he said. “It's about reprogramming the body so it enters a slower aging mode, but also rejuvenating it through stem cell-based regeneration,” Longo said. “It's not a typical diet because it isn't something you need to stay on.” “If the results remain as positive as the current ones, I believe this FMD will represent the first safe and effective intervention to promote positive changes associated with longevity and health span, which can be recommended by a physician,” Longo told USC News. “We will soon meet with FDA officers to pursue several FDA claims for disease prevention and treatment.”     “Micro-breaks” from tasks show promise in boosting wellbeing   West University of Timioara (Romania), August 31, 2022 A review of 22 previously published studies suggests that taking micro-breaks—discontinuing a task for periods of 10 minutes or less—is generally associated with reduced fatigue and increased vigor. Patricia Albulescu of the West University of Timioara, Romania, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE . Concerns are rising over the heavy workloads and long shifts faced by many employees currently in the work force. An increasing number of studies explore various aspects of employee energy management and recovery, often focused on recovery after the workday is over. However, the potential effects of recovery processes during the workday remain unclear. To improve understanding, Albulescu and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 22 studies from 19 manuscripts published within the last 30 years, all of which examined the potential benefits of taking micro-breaks from assigned tasks. Tasks varied between experiments and included work simulations, real work-related tasks, and non-work-related cognitive tests. Types of breaks varied as well, including physical breaks, relaxing activities, and more engaging activities, such as watching videos. Statistical analysis of the combined study results revealed an overall association between micro-breaks, higher levels of vigor, and lower fatigue in participants, suggesting that micro-breaks may contribute to wellbeing. These findings support micro-breaks as a potential strategy for boosting wellbeing in the workplace. However, when it comes to job performance, longer breaks may be needed for recovery from more cognitively demanding tasks. Future research could investigate longer breaks as well as address other remaining questions, such as optimal activities to engage in during a micro-break.     Mindfulness training improves diabetes symptoms and blood sugar levels VA Healthcare System in Pittsburg, August 24, 2022 It's easy to let current circumstances in our lives dictate our thoughts and feelings. When a problem arises, if we get sick, we are quick to blame it on anything but ourselves. In this way, we are undermining the power of our own thoughts and intentions at work, in us and around us, guiding our present reality. Instead of letting negative circumstances and illness just happen to us, we should embrace the power of mindfulness, allowing ourselves to instead happen to the universe around us. The awareness of our bodily functions, our breathing, our thinking, our motives and the way we treat others helps us be mindful and aware, putting us in the driver seat of determining our paths through life. Research recently presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition showed that positive mindfulness training can help improve diabetes symptoms and blood sugar levels. The research was carried out on 28 veterans with type 1 and type 2 diabetes at the VA Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as part of the Mindful Stress Reduction in Diabetes Education program (Mind-STRIDE). Diabetes-related stress falls significantly in veterans during mindfulness training and deep breathing meditation   Veterans' glucose levels drop dramatically as diabetes-related distress falls 41 percent The changes over the course of the training were significant. Three months after mindfulness training, diabetes-related distress for all 28 veterans fell 41 percent! A1C levels dropped significantly, almost measuring under the ideal 7.0 range. They went from 8.3 before the mindfulness training to 7.3 after the classes. On top of that, veterans completed diabetes self-management goals with more efficiency after the training. They were better problem solvers, began to eat healthier, were more active and coped better with stress.       An Oral Combination of Vitamins A, C, E, and Mg++ Improves hearing University of Castilla (Spain), August 28, 2022 According to news reporting originating in Albacete, Spain,research stated, "The increasing rate of age-related hearing loss (ARHL), with its subsequent reduction in quality of life and increase in health care costs, requires new therapeutic strategies to reduce and delay its impact. The goal of this study was to determine if ARHL could be reduced in a rat model by administering a combination of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E acting as free radical scavengers along with Mg, a known powerful cochlear vasodilator (ACEMg)." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Castilla, "Toward this goal, young adult, 3 month-old Wistar rats were divided into two groups: one was fed with a diet composed of regular chow ('normal diet,' ND); the other received a diet based on chow enriched in ACEMg ('enhanced diet,' ED). Auditory brainstem recordings (ABR) were performed at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 kHz at 3, 6-8, and 12-14 months of age. No differences were observed at 3 months of age, in both ND and ED animals. At 6-8 and 12-14 months of age there were significant increases in auditory thresholds and a reduction in the wave amplitudes at all frequencies tested, compatible with progressive development of ARHL. However, at 6-8 months threshold shifts in ED rats were significantly lower in low and medium frequencies, and wave amplitudes were significantly larger at all frequencies when compared to ND rats. In the oldest animals, differences in the threshold shift persisted, as well as in the amplitude of the wave II, suggesting a protective effect of ACEMg on auditory function during aging."   According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These findings indicate that oral ACEMg may provide an effective adjuvant therapeutic intervention for the treatment of ARHL, delaying the progression of hearing impairment associated with age."       Scientists use 'sleep age' to infer long-term health Stanford University, September 1, 2022   Sleep age is a projected age that correlates to one's health based on their quality of sleep. So for instance, if you analyze the sleep characteristics of dozens of 55-year-olds and average them out, you'll have an idea of what sleep looks like at that age. For instance, someone who's 55 and sleeps soundly through the night with good quality REM cycles could, theoretically, might have a sleep age of 45. Sleep expert Emmanuel Mignot, MD, Ph.D., and his colleagues analyzed some 12,000 studies, each of which focused on an individual, that reported characteristics of their sleep—such as chin and leg movement, breathing and heartbeat. Their goal was to develop a system that assigns one's sleep age and, using machine learning, identifies the variations in sleep most closely linked to mortality. I spoke with Mignot, who has studied sleep for 30 years, about why sleep age is important, how it's calculated and what the study's findings imply about our health. Why study sleep age? When you sleep, you're disconnected from sensory inputs—you're, ideally, not being bothered by the noisy external world or bright lights. During sleep, it's not just the brain that's going through an automatic program, but heart rate and breathing also change, and variations in these can be early predictors of a health disturbance. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it's a substantial component of our general well-being. It's well known that, in pretty much any disorder, sleep is one of the first things that is disturbed. For example, about five or 10 years before other symptoms appear in Parkinson's disease patients, a specific sleep disturbance occurs during which the patient violently acts out dreams, shouts or punches into a wall. What was the most important finding from the study? Our main finding was that sleep fragmentation—when people wake up multiple times throughout the night for less than a minute without remembering it—was the strongest predictor of mortality. Though we see a link in the data, how it contributes to mortality is unknown. This is different from a person realizing they were waking up, which happens during sleep disorders such as insomnia. Determining why sleep fragmentation is so detrimental to health is something we plan to study in the future. Can we measure our own sleep age? Can it be improved? The code is available for physicians and researchers, but the average person would likely have trouble running it through a computer. Regardless, it's not deterministic. There is enormous variation. Even if you have an older sleep age than your chronological age, it doesn't mean that your mortality risk is going to be higher. You see people chain smoking and drinking alcohol at 90 years old and you wonder, "How is this person surviving so long?" There is always huge natural variation. Going to bed and waking up at regular hours is a key to improving your sleep. This means not oversleeping but ensuring you're fully rested. It's a different amount for everyone and often the window varies slightly—for example, being a night owl versus an early bird. Getting solid light exposure—preferably with outside light—during the day, keeping the sleep environment dark at night, exercising regularly but not too close to bedtime, not drinking alcohol and caffeine around bedtime, and avoiding heavy nighttime meals all contribute to healthy sleep. And, of course, make sure any sleep disorder is treated. We found that people with older sleep ages compared to their actual age are at an increased risk of mortality, based on the sleep of patients who later died. From other studies, we know that poor sleep is found in a variety of conditions such as sleep apnea, neurodegeneration, obesity and chronic pain. How poor sleep causes, exacerbates or results from these conditions is unknown.

Modern Healthspan
Optimal Timing For Intermittent Fasting Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 5

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 9:09


In this episode Dr Longo talks about the best timing for intermittent fasting, which he says is 12/12 and why 16/8 is not optimal. We also talk about eating patterns during the feeding window. Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

Boomers Today
Dementia Caregiving Styles and Outcomes

Boomers Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 35:55


Dr. Amanda Leggett is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Gerontology and Department of Psychology at Wayne State University and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She received her M.S. and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research program focuses on the dementia caregiver stress process and mental health in late-life. Dr. Leggett serves on the editorial board for the journals Innovation in Aging and Research on Aging and is a seven-year Hospice volunteer. Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com

GAPNA Chat
09. Alzheimer's Disease: What Is New?

GAPNA Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 34:55


In this episode, Dr. Cassandra Vonnes, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and member of the GAPNA Communication Team, talks with Carolyn Clevenger, a nationally recognized leader and researcher in gerontological nursing and education, and a Past-President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Dr. Clevenger discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and provides an overview of her research in this area. She details how clinical characterizations of Alzheimer's disease have evolved over time, the role of nurse practitioners who provide care for older adults with Alzheimer's, signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's in patients, and exciting new advances in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, GNP-BC, is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is responsible for the Office of Clinical Placement and the Emory Nursing Experience, including the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Center. She is the Clinical Director and a Practicing Nurse Practitioner at the Emory Integrated Memory Care Clinic. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Dr. Clevenger is a Past President of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Gerontology Society of America.Cassandra Vonnes, DNP, GNP-BC, APRN, AOCNP, CPHQ, FAHA, is the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Coordinator, Geriatric Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, FL. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Communication Team and is a host of the GAPNA Chat podcast series.© Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.All rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be used without written permission.Discover GAPNA: https://www.gapna.org/Production management by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.Opening Music by:Optimistic / Inspirational by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comClosing Music by:Scott Holmes.http://www.scottholmesmusic.com

Modern Healthspan
Fast Mimicking Diet Age Related Diseases _ Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 4

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 12:31


In this episode Dr Longo talks about how the fast mimicking diet can be used either in combination with other interventions or on its own to treat the major diseases of aging. He also covers progress towards getting the FMD approved as a drug by the FDA. Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

Modern Healthspan
Practical Steps For The Fast Mimicking Diet Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 3

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 10:13


In this episode Dr. Longo talks about some of the practical aspects of the FMD, such as how often it should be followed and compares its benefits to those of exercise. Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

Modern Healthspan
The Benefits Of The Fast Mimicking Diet _ Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 2

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 8:01


In this episode Dr. Longo talks about the benefits of the FMD and who it is most appropriate for. Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

Midday
Hopkins' Human Aging Project: A quest for the best ways to grow old

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 48:31


(This conversation originally aired on May 23, 2022) Welcome to an encore presentation of Midday. Today, a conversation about aging. We are, as a general rule, living longer. The average life expectancy of Americans in 1960 was just over 69 years. In 2022, it's 79 years. A team of physicians and researchers at Johns Hopkins have formed a group called the Johns Hopkins Human Aging Project, that looks into ways that we can stay healthy as we get older, exploring medical and technological fixes for what might ail us. This past May, Tom spoke with two researchers at the Aging Project about the work they are doing.Dr. Jeremy Walston is the director of the Johns Hopkins Human Aging Project and Raymond and Anna Lubin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins.Dr. Peter Abadir is a scholar at the Human Aging Project. He is an associate professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and he holds a joint appointment in the School of Engineering.They both joined us on Zoom. Folks over 65 who would like to volunteer for the Human Aging Project can contact the team by email at hap@jhu.edu, or by calling the Healthy Aging Studies Unit at 410-550-2113.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Twisting the Plot
Summer Replay - Ageism Unmasked, a conversation with Tracey Gendron, PhD

Twisting the Plot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 56:33


Here's a twist for you. We are getting tired of promoting “successful aging” and no longer want to buy into the social construct that defines aging and being old as a problem to avoid.  We don't know about you, but we are getting old… and loving it. But not because we are staying young, or not facing losses. We love it not despite of the challenges, but because of them. We love it because we are growing and changing. We love it because there is an opportunity to create yet another purposeful stage of life.  And that's what twisting the plot is all about. On this week's podcast we talk with Dr. Tracey Gendron. Dr. Gendron is the Chair of the department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It. She expounds the many reasons why ageism matters to all of us. She shares how the “biomedicalization” of aging has turned it into a disease, and something we need to fight. But what if we could conceptualize aging in a different way? What if aging, and even death, were embraced as a shared experience, instead of an individual failing? What if becoming old, was a transcendent experience that we all look forward to? Hard to imagine? Before you dismiss it, listen as Dr. Gendron proposes Elderhood as the antidote to the ageist roadblocks to becoming: Anti-ageism through elderhood shifts our focus from who we were to who we are in the present and who we want to become in the future. Regardless of physical ability, cognitive function, socioeconomic class, level of dependency, or a myriad of personal identifiers, we are all still becoming.  Elderhood is proposed as a stage in life that brings maturity, purpose and wisdom.  Gerontologist Lars Tornstom even suggests that aging can bring a developmental shift in perspective that is more cosmic and transcendent. We want some of that. Dr. Gendron asks us, “How do you feel about yourselves as aging beings? Thankfully, she is helping us figure this out. 

Aging Well Podcast
Episode 45: Memory & Brain Training for Aging Well w/ Dr. Rob Winningham

Aging Well Podcast

Play Episode Play 54 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 62:23


In this episode, Dr. Armstrong is joined by Dr. Rob Winningham to discuss memory and cognitive function with aging. Like with physical performance it is suggested that we “choose out parents wisely.” In addition to what we inherit from our parents, we discuss the role of epigenetics and the things that we can do (e.g., diet, exercise, brain games, etc.) to prevent or delay dementia and cognitive decline and we seek to age well.Dr Winningham received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Baylor University. He joined the faculty at Western Oregon University in 2000 where he served as a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology. He helped create the Gerontology Department, when he was Division Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division. He has served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Oregon University. His scholarship has focused on memory and aging for the past 30 years. He has trained thousands of professionals to offer high quality cognitive rehabilitation and therapy programs. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory and aging, Dr. Winningham has been invited to given well over 1500 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book, Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Baywood Publishing and his latest book is entitled Cranium Crunches, both of which can be found on Amazon.Have questions you want answered and topics you want discussed on "Aging Well"? Send us an email at agingwell.podcast@gmail.com or record your question for us to use in an upcoming episode: https://www.speakpipe.com/AgingWellPodcast 

Modern Healthspan
Introduction To The Fast Mimicking Diet Dr Valter Longo Interview Series Ep 1

Modern Healthspan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 10:56


In this episode Dr. Longo talks about his views on fasting and provides an introduction of what the FMD is and why it was first created. Valter Longo, PhD, is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Professor Longo has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy nutrition. His most recent studies focus on the use of Fast-Mimicking diet interventions to activate stem cell- based regeneration to promote longevity. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Professor Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. Dr Longo's book on Amazon The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight https://amzn.to/30PmY6j Professor Longo's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo/ Create Cures Foundation https://www.createcures.org/ If you would like to support our channel, we'd love a coffee ☕…thank you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mhealthspan You can also find us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/modernhealthspan 15% off Bulletproof products at https://www.bulletproof.com/ with discount code HEALTHSPAN15. Renue By Science 10% discount code MHS at https://renuebyscience.com/all-products-2/ 10% off all products at DoNotAge with code MODERNHEALTHSPAN at https://donotage.org/

The Bitch Fix: Health and Hormones for the Modern Woman
Ep 143 Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals and Aging Well with Dr. Anna Arabyan

The Bitch Fix: Health and Hormones for the Modern Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 58:38


On this episode, I interviewed Dr. Anna Arabyan, a faculty member at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and founder of NutrafemmeRx, a brand devoted to women's hormone health and wellness. I was interested in talking to Dr. Anna because of her unique background in both biochemistry, with her doctor of pharmacy degree, and also using holistic strategies for managing her own diagnoses of PCOS and endometriosis.We had an interesting and wide-ranging discussion touching on everything from the power of community to the shared responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and patients. Take a listen!To connect with Dr. Anna, check out her IG: @nutrafemmerx and her website, https://www.nutrafemmerx.com/

Chef AJ LIVE!
Understanding Food Addiction: Nutrition, Mindset, Hope and Recovery with Dr. Frank Sabatino

Chef AJ LIVE!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 87:10


To sign up for Dr. Sabatino's Lean For Life Course: https://www.drfranksabatino.com/produ... To book a private consultation with Dr. Sabatino: https://www.healthpromoting.com/clini... Dr Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of some of the world's leading health centres where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people for 45 years. Dr Sabatino has just launched the highly effective "Lean for Life" compassionate weight loss course - Read about it here Dr Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the Health Science Center of the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, endocrinology, and neuroscience. He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women's hormones, stress management, addiction, and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water only fasting and integrative health care. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong. Dr. Frank Sabatino is an expert on comprehensive, long-term solutions and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. Dr. Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years. He is currently the director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Balance for Life Retreat is a vegan lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management and therapeutic fasting and detoxification. Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology and neuroscience. He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women's hormones, stress management, addiction and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water-only fasting and integrative health care. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.

Leadership and Loyalty™
2/2 VR Tricking The Mind Into Healing. Dr Skip Rizzo

Leadership and Loyalty™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 42:30


The Metaverse coming to everything near you...now! What if AI and VR are not only better but preferred?  Self-driving cars are already here, and it won't be long before fully autonomous vehicles take over all driving jobs. Taxi, Uber, and Truck drivers will soon be a thing of the past. Perhaps you might be thinking that your job is safe. But is it? Some professions might seem untouchable, but what if that's not true? For instance, what if AI and VR doctors are not only better but preferred?  . Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual reality/the Metaverse is no longer the stuff of science fiction; they are already part of your life even if you don't recognize them. When you open your phone with face ID, that's AI. Valuable tools like Siri and Alexa are AI. Smart thermostats, Fridges, and lights are all uses of AI.  . But there's another level of depth known as the Metaverse. In the Metaverse, using VR, you and I can experience something "artificial" with all of our senses, as if it were a genuine real-world experience. But how does this impact leadership?  . Our guest is Dr. Skip Rizzo for the next two episodes. Dr. Rizzo is an internationally recognized thought leader in his field and was hailed by Polygon as one of the top 25 greatest innovators in virtual reality. Dr. Rizzo is a clinical psychologist and Director of Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He is also a Research Professor with the USC Dept. of Psychiatry and at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.  . The volume and innovation of his work have also earned him many awards. His commitment is to revolutionize healthcare with the development of innovative VR products that have a positive impact on the field. Over the last 25 years, Skip has conducted research for designing, developing, and evaluating Virtual Reality systems. This work has focused on PTSD, TBI, Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other clinical conditions.  . The common thread driving his work with digital technologies involves studying how interactive and immersive Virtual Reality simulations can be usefully applied to address human healthcare—taking us beyond what is possible with traditional 20th Century tools and methods. Dr. Skip Rizzo has been given the moniker of "The Godfather of Virtual Reality".   Website ICT MedVR: http://medvr.ict.usc.edu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlbertSkipRizzo New Book on Clinical VR: Virtual Reality for Psychological and Neurocognitive Interventions. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781493994809 Social Media https://www.facebook.com/skip.rizzo https://twitter.com/skiprizzovr https://www.linkedin.com/in/skiprizzovr https://www.instagram.com/skip_rizzo Part 2) VR Tricking The Mind Into Healing Credible Human Connections with Virtual Beings How To Trick The Mind Into Healing AI Therapists and Human Connection "Ready Player 1" Prophecy? The Double-Edged Sword of the Metaverse  Substance and Virtual Addiction Why We Back off When We're about to Win The Five Levels of Creating Personal Reality The Miracle of Tetris and Treating Brain Injuries. . . Curious to discover how tapping into the Anatomy of Meaning can #actualize your #business, #culture, #Leadership and #tribe DovBaron.com "Those Who Control Meaning for The Tribe, Also Control The Movement of That Tribe" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Public Health Musings
Gerontology: Dr. Lisa Borrero

Public Health Musings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 50:45


In this episode, Dr. Borrero discusses the intersection between gerontology and public health. She also highlights the importance of examining the intersection of intergenerational learning and ageist attitudes.

Leadership and Loyalty™
1/2 Dr. Skip Rizzo: Neuro-Leadership in the Metaverse

Leadership and Loyalty™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 39:32


The Metaverse coming to everything near you...now! What if AI and VR are not only better but preferred?  Self-driving cars are already here, and it won't be long before fully autonomous vehicles take over all driving jobs. Taxi, Uber, and Truck drivers will soon be a thing of the past. Perhaps you might be thinking that your job is safe. But is it? Some professions might seem untouchable, but what if that's not true?  For instance, what if AI and VR doctors are not only better but preferred?  . Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual reality/the Metaverse is no longer the stuff of science fiction; they are already part of your life even if you don't recognize them. When you open your phone with face ID, that's AI. Valuable tools like Siri and Alexa are AI. Smart thermostats, Fridges, and lights are all uses of AI.  . But there's another level of depth known as the Metaverse. In the Metaverse, using VR, you and I can experience something "artificial" with all of our senses, as if it were a genuine real-world experience. But how does this impact leadership?  . Our guest is Dr. Skip Rizzo for the next two episodes. Dr. Rizzo is an internationally recognized thought leader in his field and was hailed by Polygon as one of the top 25 greatest innovators in virtual reality. Dr. Rizzo is a clinical psychologist and Director of Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He is also a Research Professor with the USC Dept. of Psychiatry and at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.  . The volume and innovation of his work have also earned him many awards. His commitment is to revolutionize healthcare with the development of innovative VR products that have a positive impact on the field. Over the last 25 years, Skip has conducted research for designing, developing, and evaluating Virtual Reality systems. This work has focused on PTSD, TBI, Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other clinical conditions.  . The common thread driving his work with digital technologies involves studying how interactive and immersive Virtual Reality simulations can be usefully applied to address human healthcare—taking us beyond what is possible with traditional 20th Century tools and methods. Dr. Skip Rizzo has been given the moniker of "The Godfather of Virtual Reality".   Website ICT MedVR:  http://medvr.ict.usc.edu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlbertSkipRizzo New Book on Clinical VR: Virtual Reality for Psychological and Neurocognitive Interventions. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781493994809 Social Media https://www.facebook.com/skip.rizzo https://twitter.com/skiprizzovr https://www.linkedin.com/in/skiprizzovr https://www.instagram.com/skip_rizzo Part 1) The Emotions of Cognitive Leadership  Virtual Reality (VR) Leadership  Cognitive Vs. Limbic, which wins? The Success and Failure of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  The Need to Activate Emotions to Heal VR prescription for PTSD VR for Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking or Fear of Heights Why Avoidance Generates Avoidance . . Curious to discover how tapping into the Anatomy of Meaning can #actualize your #business, #culture, #Leadership and #tribe DovBaron.com "Those Who Control Meaning for The Tribe, Also Control The Movement of That Tribe" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Retirement Wisdom Podcast
Best of 2022 – Part 2

The Retirement Wisdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 23:10


Announcement: I'm thrilled to share that my book Win the Retirement Game launches on August 9th. Take advantage of the special Kindle price available for a few days. I'm practically giving it away so you, our podcast listeners, can get ready to win your own retirement game. ________________________ Missed some episodes of our retirement podcast? You won't want to miss these. In Part 2 of the Best of The Retirement Wisdom Podcast so far in 2022, we discuss a diverse mix of topics: Many people are working longer. How do you navigate the evolving world of work? How a retired police chief is making his early retirement a masterpiece The emotional aspects of retiring Why how you think about aging affects how you actually age How to downsize and declutter like a pro Why mindfulness is a key asset in grandparenting How retirement can come abruptly and earlier than you planned __________________________ Listen to the full conversations: Kerry Hannon - In Control at 50+ John P. Weiss  - An Artful Life Kate Schroeder - The Emotional Side of Retiring Becca Levy - Breaking the Age Code Matt Paxton - Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff Shirley Showalter - The Mindful Grandparent Jim Kerr - The Long Walk Home ____________________________ About The Retirement Wisdom Podcast Planning for retirement goes well beyond your 401k or IRA. How will you invest your time after your full-time working years? You'll need another portfolio. I help people create an active multipurpose retirement, with the right mix of interests, activities and pursuits to invest your time wisely. And for many, like me, it includes a new version of work – redefined on your own terms. Schedule a call to see if a 1-on-1 coaching program or a small group Designing Your New Life program can give you an edge in your next chapter. Visit retirementwisdom.com for tools and resources to help you retire smarter. __________________________ About Your Host Joe Casey is an executive coach who also helps people design their next life after their primary career. He created his own next chapter after a twenty-six-year career at Merrill Lynch, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of HR for Global Markets & Investment Banking. If you're thinking about retirement, you'll also need to be planning for longevity. That's why Joe returned to school, earning a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Today, in addition to his work with clients, Joe hosts The Retirement Wisdom Podcast, which thanks to his guests and loyal listeners, ranks in the top 1.5 % globally in popularity by Listen Notes. Business Insider has recognized him as one of 23 innovative coaches who are making a difference. Joe is the author of Win the Retirement Game: How to Outsmart the 9 Forces Trying to Steal Your Joy. _____________________________ Intro and Outro voiceovers by Ross Huguet.

Aging GreatFULLy with Holley Kelley
The Meaning of Life with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Aging GreatFULLy with Holley Kelley

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 64:48


In this deeply insightful and reflective Aging GreatFULLy power-hour we explore what may be one of life's oldest and most important questions ... The Meaning of Life!We welcome multi-award-winning author of just that book, Nathaniel Garrett Novosel, a global thought leader, professional researcher and advisor with over 20 years of experience studying individual and group behavior. Nathaniel began contemplating this important question as a young boy while facing some challenging experiences, as he shares with listeners. But he continued this quest throughout his life in pursuit of answers to his early question of "why are we here?"Over that time, he has researched psychology, evolutionary biology, organizational best practices, leadership decision making, business, technology, finance, and philosophy to understand how the world as we know it works and why.Nathanael spent much of his career using the insights from this research to help the world's leading executives solve their most pressing organizational challenges and create their strategic plans. Noticing the common drivers of success in all areas of life, he decided to devote his research, problem-solving, and advisory skills to helping people live their best lives possible.In his national and international multi Award-Winning book, The Meaning of Life: A Guide to Finding Your Life's Purpose, he takes readers on a journey of self-discovery and meaning making inspiring them to not only reflect on this pinnacle question but to also join him on this rite of passage towards living your best life every day through better understanding of the eight concepts that driving meaning in life.It's a thought-provoking hour from beginning to end with tips and wisdom for growing older with vigor and vitality over and through the years including sage advice for staying healthy in our mind, body and soul. To learn more about Nathaniel, purchase his book also available at your favorite retailers, visit him at www.yourmeaninginlife.com. Thank you, amazing Aging Rebels, for listening to the Aging GreatFULLy show! We are proud to be the Listener's Show and create this show for YOU! If you enjoy this episode, please share it with your friends and family and leave us a positive show review on your favorite platform! We are GreatFULL and love spotlighting listener reviews on air who do! To listen, stream, connect, share, download, subscribe, visit our host page at or https://www.spreaker.com/show/aging-greatfully-with-gerontologist-holl OR find more ways to listen, audio content & access our line of exclusive #AgingRebels™ Merch at: https://www.latterlifeplanninginstitute.com/aging-greatfully-radio-show.html or you can always connect with host Holley Kelley at: www.HolleyKelley.com. Always remember, you rock and you ROLE model!

Connecting the Dots
Managing the Aging Population with Iveris Martinez

Connecting the Dots

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 27:54


Iveris Martinez (Iveirs.Martinez@csulb.edu) is Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Director of the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Long Beach. She received a joint PhD in Anthropol­ogy and Population Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. An applied anthropologist, she has been working in the fields of public health, medicine, and aging since 1997. Between 2007 and 2018, she developed and taught courses on cultural competency, social determinants of health, and interprofessional teamwork for Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. She is co-editor of Anthropology in Medical Education: Sustaining Engagement and Impact (Springer, 2021). https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.springer.com%2Fus%2Fbook%2F9783030622763&data=05%7C01%7CJake.Lancaster%40BMHCC.org%7C01e7183e77744049eed708da3cdb46b1%7C2059208fff284b47971ef40dac55a264%7C0%7C0%7C637889209719058645%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=28k%2FIYpx83lp9JkEXP5KlC5%2FCtQub4HnxQh%2BxfSf5Gw%3D&reserved=0 (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030622763) Dr. Martinez has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Macarthur Foundation, and others for her research on social and cultural factors influencing health, with an emphasis in aging, Latinos, and minority populations. Her current interests include interprofessional workforce development for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse aging population. Link to claim CME credit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DXCFW3 (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DXCFW3) CME credit is available for up to 3 years after the stated release date Contact CEOD@bmhcc.org if you have any questions about claiming credit.

The Caregiving Soul
Supporting Independence with Mobility and Home Modifications

The Caregiving Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 44:59


Dannelle speaks with occupational therapist, Emilia Bourland. In this episode, Emilia shares how we can reframe our approach to using mobility aides as tools of support and independence and how care partners should communicate needs and concerns for our own health and safety. Dannelle and Emilia discuss the importance of acknowledging our loved one's fear of loss of independence and why support systems are essential to gaining the most effective tools and information as a caregiver. “The way might not look like we think it should look or like it used to look, but when we open up our mind to the possibilities, when we stay open-minded as to how something can happen, it's limitless.” - Emilia Bourland Timestamps03:31 Emilia's three core values and how they connect to occupational therapy and caregiving 07:43 Educating people on caregiving by explaining the “how” and the “why” 10:07 How occupational therapists help with safety 13:21 An example of how an adaptation can help with transfers 18:46 Affordable places to buy durable medical equipment 21:24 How home health assessments can help improve accessibility 24:26 Paying for home health assessments with an occupational therapist 28:02 How to help loved ones adjust to integrating mobility aides 32:28 Examples of simple, inexpensive home modifications that will make life easier 37:02 Amelia's passions outside of caregiving Takeaway Learnings1. Balancing safety with support for our care partner's independence can be so challenging. Using mobility devices, adaptive equipment, and home modifications can help create a care environment that reduces risk of injury for both care partners, while also empowering more self-reliance in those we care for. 2. When we have the right information, we're empowered to make better decisions. The disconnect between educational resources and the people who need them most is frustrating, but most importantly know that they exist, and may require a little digging to find what works. It may also be helpful to enlist a professional, or provide additional information like the Home Modification Information Network, which has been developed with support from the Administration for Community Living. On their site, you can find educational materials, programs, policies, funding, and more resources by state. 3. If the person we care for is in medical crisis or rehabilitation, that's an optimal time to talk with an occupational therapist or other appropriate care specialist to do a home safety assessment. Actionable Tips1. Emilia talks about the difference our approach can make to help reframe how loved ones can understandably feel about using mobility aides. The default feeling is often that using a device like a walker or lift aid represents a taking away or loss of independence. When we're having these conversations, taking time to first think about how we present choices and their benefits can be helpful – like, “I want to support you in doing what you can for yourself for as long as possible”. So, we're addressing the fear and grief around loss of independence along with a potential help. 2. For those of us who provide educational support, training, or instruction, as care professionals, it's important we're clear about our role – which is not about trying to fix a single specific problem or situation, but rather asking ourselves, “What information can I share to help care partners make more informed decisions now and in future?” This is empowerment. 3. We need to take our physical strain and limitations seriously. Ask yourself, your support group, or consult with a professional about what kind of device aids, tools, or other assistance can help ease the strain of transfers or other daily caregiving activities. About Emilia BourlandEmilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM is the president and founder of Higher Standards Caregiver Training, as well as co-founder of The Purpose Project. She has been an occupational therapist for over 10 years, working in adult settings ranging from home health to the ICU, and everywhere in between. Emilia has worked as adjunct faculty at Texas Woman's University, teaching masters level occupational therapy students both hands on clinical skills and advanced professional reasoning. She has taught safe handling and care skills to nurses, caregivers, and clients/patients since the start of her career as an occupational therapist, providing direct training to thousands of people, in addition to logging tens of thousands of hours in her own clinical practice. Emilia holds her master's degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman's University and her Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California. She is nationally registered with the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapists and is licensed as an occupational therapist in the state of Texas. Emilia has been academically published in "Topics In Stroke Rehabilitation," and is the creator of "The Guide to Successful Aging" Planning Tool. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast
Rejuvenation Roundup - July 2022

Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 17:37


Explore the latest updates in longevity research in the July 2022 edition of the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast, hosted by Ryan O'Shea of Future Grind! More at lifespan.io/roundup

Serve Strong Finish Strong
Emotional Health - Di Patterson

Serve Strong Finish Strong

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 25:15


This episode is part 2 of a 2-part conversation with Di Patterson. The previous conversation addressed the importance of being relationally rich.In this emotional episode, Di shares how common it is to live your life in fear of getting old. So many people are living in silent desperation, wondering what the future will hold for them.But Di provides a simple, yet powerful, exercise that will help you regain your command of aging and live well.Di Patterson, MSG, CPG is a Credentialed Professional Media Gerontologist, and founder at Success in Aging Center®, Inc. and Season of Life® Conference, Inc. Since 1979, Di co-produced several music albums and co-owns Matters of the Heart Music. Since 2008, Di has won 10 National Mature Media Awards and New Product and Technology Awards at dipatterson.com, successinagingcenters.com and her app: Season of Life® Conferences.In 2012, Di won Senior Care Hero Awards Advocate, Gerontologist and Educator of the Year. In 2015, Di was a guest Gerontologist on NBC's The TODAY Show, speaking about Senior day programs and caregiving for older adults. Di worked as an Aging consultant on several movies; most notably for Jerry Lewis on his last movie, Max Rose, released in 2016. Di is a guest judge for seniorawards.com.In 2017, Di hosted her first Season of Life® Conference at Biola University, bringing Pat and Debby Boone onstage to sing and tell their vibrant Aging stories. Di uses media arts to promote her Success in Aging® brands at Success in Aging Center® Inc., Success in Aging TV® and Season of Life® Conference, Inc., a CA Aging Education 501c3 where she is Creative Director of Videos and Essentials Boxes.Di currently proudly serves as a Board member of Meals on Wheels, Orange County, sits on the Board of the Biola University Alumni Leadership Council, and is an ambassador for Alzheimers, Orange County.Di is a member of GSA: Gerontological Society of America, NAPG: National Association for Professional Gerontologists, ASA: American Society on Aging, and CCGG: California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics.Di's book LIFE, CAMERA, ACTION! is available on Kindle at Amazon.com.Di can be reached at www.dipatterson.comTo learn more, visit:www.servingstrong.comListen to more episodes on Mission Matters:www.missionmatters.com/author/scott-couchenour

The Retirement Wisdom Podcast
Cooking Up a Storm in Retirement – Chef Dennis Littley

The Retirement Wisdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 30:19


We've been cooking more at home since the pandemic. Is it time to expand our menus? In his second act, Chef Dennis Littley shows people how to cook restaurant quality meals at home. He's a good example of how you can take the skills and experience from your primary career and spin them in a new direction. Dennis Littley joins us from the Garden State. __________________________ Bio Dennis Littley is a retired chef and culinary instructor who is now living the dream working on his second career as a food and travel blogger, brand promoter and LiveStreaming show host and producer. Through his blog, Ask Chef Dennis – A Culinary Journey, as well as his social media channels, Dennis has amassed an impressive combined following of over 1.8  million. ___________________________ For More on Dennis Littley Ask Chef Dennis – A Culinary Journey Recipes ___________________________ Podcast Episodes You May Like A Tapas Life – Andy Robin Stupid Things I'll Never Do When I Get Old – Steven Petrow A Rock Star's Second Act – Brett Anderson Reclaim What You Love – Stephanie Raffelock ___________________________ About Retirement Wisdom Take charge of your future. Your life in retirement will be multidimensional, and so your planning should be as well. Schedule a call to find how how the Designing Your Life process (developed by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans at Stanford) can help you unlock a new direction – on your own terms. ___________________________ About Your Host  Joe Casey is an executive coach who also helps people design their next life after their primary career. He created his own next chapter after a twenty-six-year career at Merrill Lynch, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of HR for Global Markets & Investment Banking. If you're thinking about retirement, you'll also need to be planning for longevity. That's why Joe returned to school, earning a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Today, in addition to his work with clients, Joe hosts The Retirement Wisdom Podcast, which thanks to his guests and loyal listeners, ranks in the top 1.5 % globally in popularity by Listen Notes. Business Insider has recognized him as one of 23 innovative coaches who are making a difference. Joe is the author of Win the Retirement Game: How to Outsmart the 9 Forces Trying to Steal Your Joy launching on August 9th. ________________________ Intro and Outro voiceovers by Ross Huguet. ____________________________