Your Brain On Gratitude

Your Brain On Gratitude

It’s been a year. We’ve all had terrible things to face. It might be financial distress as our industry shuts down because of the pandemic. It might be the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. The missed holidays. The take-no-prisoners politics. The social...
Vascular Dementia—The Problem Most Don’t Know About

Vascular Dementia—The Problem Most Don’t Know About

Everyone has heard of dementia. And everyone worries about dementia. At age 60, 10 percent of us will have dementia. By age 80, 40 percent of us will. Dementia is damage to the brain, just as heart disease is damage to the heart. The majority of elders who experience...
Raise a Glass, Sure, But Take Care

Raise a Glass, Sure, But Take Care

I will admit, I like good eggnog. Champagne for New Year’s Eve. A beer with good Indian food. A glass of red wine at a dinner party. In our culture, alcohol is entwined with celebration. And very moderate alcohol consumption does seem to have some health...
Create Your Own “Blue Zone” And Live To 100

Create Your Own “Blue Zone” And Live To 100

Every so often, people will start to get excited about a small town where people routinely live to be 100. That town might be on the Japanese island of Okinawa, or the mountains of Sicily, or in a desert town 60 miles east of Los Angeles. These, and other places, have...
Beware Of Internet Scams

Beware Of Internet Scams

Alas, grifters have always been with us. Just think of the saying, “If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!” That saying has its roots in a con more than a century old: George Parker (1860-1936) became famous for “selling”...