Mysteries of Aging

Men of an Uncertain Age

“Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without them.”
 

Slowing Down Time

Every turning of the new year, I start thinking about time. I suspect I am not alone. While I should be concentrating on those pounds I am going to lose or the ways I am going to save our planet from the destructive path it seems dedicated to, I waste time by worrying about time passing.
 
Specifically, I worry about how damned quickly it is fleeing from my life meter. It is the dirty little secret that they never teach you about in school: Time fugits faster and faster the more time you have spent on this earth.
 

Ten Things To Keep the "Big A" at Bay

Have you heard this one?

There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2020, there should be a large elderly population with perky breasts, firm erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

 

Sure, we joke about it. But for most of us, this is a serious matter. My friend Richard responded to last week's Healthspan on Alzheimer's by saying: "It is the ultimate bogeyman in the closet and for me that closet door is ajar."

 

Is This the Beginning of Alzheimer's?!

Perhaps it starts with you screaming around the house about finding your reading glasses only to be told by your resident sniggerer that they are perched atop your head.

 

Maybe the next step is forgetting to take the trash out on Fridays, which has been trash day for the past 20 years in your neighborhood. Then, one day, you take your beloved dog to the vet and, when filling out the form, can't remember the name of that dewey-eyed pooch staring up at you like you were his god.

 

Tossing and Turning All Night

We can wax poetically all we want about the benefits of getting older. We can even convince ourselves that gray is the new black and square dancing is not so square after all. But let's get real. There are many bummers about aging. At the top of my list is "tossing and turning, turning and tossing all night."
 

Alzheimers: The Ultimate Bogeyman in the Closet

Perhaps it starts with you screaming around the house about finding your reading glasses only to be told by your resident sniggerer that they are perched atop your head.
 

Lack of Sleep: Another Mystery of Aging

I am always interested in solving the mysteries of aging. Last week I tried to get a handle on the Mystery of Migrating Pain. This week, I am determined to do the same with another mystery: Why can't I -- a relatively healthy and clean-living man on the shady side of 50 -- get a decent night's sleep?

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