Tag Archives: Old age

How Can We Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

An interview with attorney and advocate for the elderly, Helen Karr, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Helen Karr, an attorney who advocates for the elderly community. A former beauty salon supervisor, Karr decided at the age of 65 to go back to school to become an attorney after hearing about and witnessing … Continue reading

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Study Shows Personality Changes From Adolescence to Old Age

Longest personality study ever shows differences in numerous categories

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that peoples’ personality traits change over long periods of time, much like their physical appearance. The study, published in Psychology and Aging, is the longest personality study of all time. “Personality” can be … Continue reading

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How Can We Open Conversations about Aging with our Elderly Parents? An Interview with Katharina Dress

Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony talks about faciliating discussions between the elderly and their families

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony, an organization that provides communication support for elders and their families and caretakers. Katharina has a masters degree in communications from San Francisco State University and has completed extensive training … Continue reading

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“Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Film Review: Away from Her by director Sarah Polley

Of all the films made about the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, Polley's ranks as one of the most graceful -- and honest

“Away from Her” (2006) is a rare film about Alzheimer’s disease, and in my opinion, one of the best. As a film adaptation of the talented Alice Munro’s short story, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” Sarah Polley’s film already … Continue reading

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Replacing Nerves Damaged by Parkinson’s Disease

Cutting-edge stem cell research shows hope for those living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease affects one’s nervous system through its progressive degeneration. Consequentially, an individual’s motor skills depreciate in their operation over time. There’s no “cure” for Parkinson’s Disease, but a recent publication in the journal Cell Stem Cell shares that “stem … Continue reading

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