After trimming started becoming a weekly thing, it was time to accept reality...
It was time to buy an eyebrow trimming kit.
Aging is a funny thing. And by funny, I mean a cruel bastard because no, I don't want my eyebrows to look like Sam
Reversing aging on a cellular level is a massive undertaking to research.
Many successful methods involve extensive gene therapy treatments in order to even minorly affect cellular age.
Now, Harvard-MIT scientists have used an assay to screen for relevant reversal molecules and have identified multiple chemical cocktails that seem effective and more readily usable than gene therapy.
The University of Maryland just made a very nice PR video that highlights some of our current work, featuring colleague Samira Anderson, student Dushyanthi Karunathilake, and myself. The work itself takes an entire team, including @StefKuchinsky. #aging #auditory #neuroscience #neuroplasticity https://www.youtube.com/embed/20WE4aRq1Z4
The number of people in aged 80 and over bracket swelled by 270,000 from the previous year to 10.1% of Japan's total population of around 124.6 million https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/18/japan/society/japan-aged-population/?utm_content=buffer25d43&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #aging #elderly #population #surveys
The number of people in aged 80 and over bracket swelled by 270,000 from the previous year to 10.1% of Japan's total population of around 124.6 million https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/17/japan/society/japan-aged-population/?utm_content=buffer8ad00&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #aging #elderly #population
"Suppose the disabilities of age mean you can no longer safely live in your own home. Well, you’re on your own. Unless you can afford to move to some kind of assisted-living facility, you’re in real trouble. Your main alternative is to spend down most of what you own, so you qualify for the pittance that your state Medicaid program will pay a (most likely for-profit) nursing home to warehouse you until you die"
Our conference, #IBID2023, starts soon in #Senftenberg. From 17-19.10.23 scientists will meet in Senftenberg to exchange ideas about #neurodegenerative diseases, #aging processes, #immunology, #cancer, #bioanalytics, #bioinformatics and in vitro #testsystems. It is an open access conference (free of charge). More information is available here https://www.b-tu.de/ibid/
At least 1 doctor thinks people will live to over 120 years old w/in a decade. If so, we're going to have to redefine "old age."
Not sure I want to live THAT long but, if I do, it's my health, quality of life and ability to maintain my independence that will be most important to me.
The number of centenarians in Japan is estimated to have reached a record 92,139, led by women, who account for 88.5% of the total. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/15/japan/centenarians-record-number/?utm_content=buffer8a699&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #elderly #aging #lifeexpectancy
Frailty is associated with the clinical expression of neuropsychological deficits in older adults
"...the relationship between neuropsychological and global cognitive function was dependent on #frailty..."
Research Lab Specialist / Aging and Neuroscience
University of Southern California
See the full job description on jobRxiv: https://jobrxiv.org/job/university-of-southern-california-27778-research-lab-specialist-aging-and-neuroscience...
Cheap #nuclear fusion power
The end of #death and #aging
#humanity alongside #AGI
City lights on the #moon
The terraforming of #Mars
Harnessing stellar #energy
Interstellar colonisation ships
Human flourishing for a million years
"Do something hard. Do it for everyone who comes next. That’s it. Existence will take care of the rest. Just build."
"Suppose the disabilities of age mean you can no longer safely live in your own home. Well, you’re on your own. Unless you can afford to move to some kind of assisted-living facility, you’re in real trouble. Your main alternative is to spend down most of what you own, so you qualify for the pittance that your state Medicaid program will pay a (most likely for-profit) nursing home to warehouse you until you die." #Aging #disability https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/aging-alone-in-u-s
I won't say that I worry, yet, but I am aware that as an elder (65) living alone, uncertain about future housing, disabled, dependent on Social Security, I am aware of how tenuous my situation is. And I am aware that I am far from the only one.
"Elder Care Should Be Collective. The Atomization of Aging Is a Giant Mistake." #Truthout
#Aging #Elders #ElderCare https://tomdispatch.com/stumbling-towards-old-age/
Global News BC: Can cute AI robots help with aging and dementia? UBC study seeks to find out https://globalnews.ca/news/9974225/ai-robots-aging-dementia-ubc-study/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #UniversityOfBritishColumbia #Long-termCare #SocialRobot #Technology #loverobot #Dementia #Science #Health #Robots #Aging #Mango #Robot #Kiwi #Age #UBC
Postdoctoral research fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital
See the full job description on jobRxiv: https://jobrxiv.org/job/massachusetts-general-hospital-27778-postdoctoral-research-fellow-3/?feed_id=59344
Why Has Science Become an Old Man's Game? http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:iza:izadps:dp16365&r=lma
…reason why the scientific #workforce may be #aging: compositional changes arising from a slowdown in hiring over time.
…is not the inevitable result of an aging society or of fundamental forces in the production of knowledge.
Hiring larger numbers of young faculty could increase productivity, potentially shift the direction of research to more novel & relevant directions
Rural older adults tend to live further from their adult children, receive less financial support from them (but more hands-on help), have worse health, and more functional limitations than their urban peers. #rural #healthdisparities #aging #caregiving #NICHDImpact
#Dementia care & the societal challenges of #aging communities are our contemporary conundrum. It is sad that #caregivers (both amateurs & professionals) are not afforded sufficient resources nor support. 1 in 10 Japanese are now in their 80's or older - so will many other countries be aging.
Thru more sharing, surely, better sociopolitical frameworks & policies supporting empathetic #agedcare & resources for the associated caregivers ought to become top #election issues?
This week's epiphany: All of us in our 40s or older who have put off writing even though it's something we've always wanted to do have no reason to criticise ourselves for not doing more of it sooner. Our views of the world change and mature as we get older, so being older and wiser is actually an advantage. It might not be true for everyone, but it does tend to be for people who are deeply reflective, as most writers are. #writing #aging #wisdom
New work blogpost is up - recently went through a situation where my aging father lost his cellphone.
I took the moment to review what we did ahead of time that helped, and what we could've done better.
If you're in a position of responsibility for aging loved ones, I hope this gives you some good pointers.
A new crowdsourced competition seeks more robust early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias using analytics powered by artificial intelligence.
I feel bad for his staff who have to try to "cover" for him and his constituents who have someone w/dementia "representing" them.
The same applies to Feinstein's staff and those of us in CA who are still represented by her.
F*cking resign already -- both McConnell & Feinstein. 😡
BTW, I'm 72 going on 73 and I'm NOT being "ageist." If you're too old/infirm to do the job, let someone else do it.
I'm just on the threshold, but I am beginning to embrace Old.
I embrace all that I have lived and all that I have loved. All I have survived and how I have, and have not, thrived.
I embrace wisdom and knowledge and increased empathy, compassion and understanding.
I embrace moving a little more slowly and noticing more around me. And yes, the pains and creaks that give me the grace to do so.
And I relish really fitting into my skin and not giving a crap if someone likes me for who I am, or not.
Youth-glorifying culture is a mindset; don't subscribe to it.
I do not recommend using the term 'stagnate'. That implies absence of change.
Changes in population, New Mexico 2010 to 2019.
The trend of greatest growth of senior citizens is expected to continue for at least a decade.
(And compared to our neighboring states TX, AZ, CO and their rapid growth...New Mexico is shrinking.)
I wonder what demographic changes are projected to take place in 'stagnant' California in the next decade?
Dementia risk study finds 11 key factors behind condition
Predictive tool ‘significantly outperforms’ others available and could help avert about 40% of cases
Scientists have identified 11 risk factors for dementia and used them to develop a tool that can predict whether someone will develop the condition in the next 14 years.
I have a hypothesis that the average adult's capability for problem-solving continually decreases as they age, but we're all too proud/insecure to acknowledge it. 🥴
Imagine how different the world would be if we chose our leaders based on their problem-solving skill level rather than popularity and "experience" (read: age).
A talented woman I know wrote this reflective article which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Sharing because you might too.
🦠 🔬 Das Geheimnis des #Mikrobioms entdecken? Forscher*innen @CECAD der #UniKöln enthüllen, wie winzige Lebewesen in unserem Körper unser #Altern und unsere #Gesundheit beeinflussen ⏳ Mehr dazu im neuen #UniMagazin ➡️ https://uni.koeln/LP8GJ
🦠 🔬 Discovering the secret of the #microbiome? Researchers @CECAD at #UniKöln reveal how tiny creatures in our bodies influence our #aging and #health ⏳ Read more in the new #UniMagazin ➡️ https://uni.koeln/2HBBV
Got some new compression socks. They’re literally the most comfortable socks I’ve ever put on, compression or otherwise. And they’re stylish.
Some old skateboarder designed them. His brand is called “Old Bones Therapy.”
🙏 Please help us spreading the word ...
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So Japan famously has an aging population due largely to a low birth rate. In today’s WTF news it seems the birth rate figure is probably lower…
Somebody with better Japanese than me can probably explain in more detail, but as I understand it, if a non-Japanese woman has a child with a Japanese man, the baby is counted… but the woman isn’t.
合計特殊出生率 実態は公表値よりもっと低かった…専門家が「信じられない」統計手法とは https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/260366
We've built transportation systems that isolate rather than connect. We need complete networks--of people, of infrastructure, of connections between modes--so all of us can get where we need to go.
Please help my summer research student complete his study. We seek older adults in Canada who use online banking to participate in a one-hour online (Zoom) study about setting up a delegate account so a family member or friend can safely assist with banking tasks. Please feel free to share this with others! Participants must be willing to have their web cam on and screen share while they try out our prototype. This study has been approved by our REB. #canada #finance #aging #winnipeg #fintech
'Meditations on Mortality and Cinema: Kurosowa, Scorsese, and Friedkin'
A bittersweet cinematic awakening awaits many filmmakers as they approach the end of their lives.
“Just when you learn how to do it, you're too old. Except in your dreams."
Steps are good for you! And it doesn’t have to be in intimidating amounts, but this study suggests if you can get more, it’s better:
‘The analysis of more than 226,000 people around the world showed 4,000 was enough to start reducing the risk of dying prematurely of any cause. Every extra 1,000 steps beyond 4,000 reduced the risk of dying early by 15% up to 20,000 steps.’
The temperature hit 40 degrees Celsius in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday — marking hottest day this year in Japan — as a heat wave continued to scorch the country. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/08/05/japan/science-health/japan-hottest-day-2023/?utm_content=bufferd73d8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #sciencehealth #climatechange #heatwaves #heatstroke #elderly #aging #fukushima
I love these two and I just think it's great they're living their best life. To this video's topic thesis, I really think we need to get past society simultaneously trying to claim we're too old to enjoy life by the time we're 30 and yet somehow simultaneously failures we haven't trust-fund-baby rich people milestones by the time we're 30. I'm 41 and don't really have intentions to stop obsessing over cartoon animals, bicycling or games.
Transformation. That which happens to all living things as time marches on.
My wife just informed me my chest hair is going gray... I said thanks for pointing out my aging, I'll return the favor some day. She said I could shave it and laughed, she laughed because I'm as hairy as f*cking Chewbacca so shaving would take sheep shears and forever! 🤪 I'm also gray on top and beard so I guess I'll be completely hairless with her method. 🤦
Is there an age that you are too do certain things? For examples: learning to ride a horse or bungee jumping?
I understand that it largely depends on physical conditions of the individual. But what is your thought on this?
Zebrafish and humans share a remarkably similar kind of skin.
This is allowing scientists to test potential treatments which could help reverse skin color loss in vitiligo and other diseases. Such treatments might also help counteract hair going gray.
Older members of Gen Z who are #lesbian, #gay or #bisexual are more #anxious and less #happy than their #straight #counterparts, per a #Gallup-#WaltonFamilyFoundation #AmericanYouthSurvey released Thursday.
Well, I seem to have acquired a #StressFracture in my foot. Not sure how or when but my bones are increasingly fragile as I age. Just walking from room to room in my apartment was very painful on the weekend. So, I'll be wearing my hiking boots indoors and avoiding long walks until the pain alleviates.
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
An estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Working together across our networks, we can generate awareness and foster action to end elder abuse. Let’s work to keep everyone safe as we age.
Still haven't gone to bed? @Lstn2urmama
I'm up a bit early, but well rested. By dark tonight, I'll be a zombie.
Feeling pretty good this morning, mentally & physically. I had a brief Jog yesterday, 1st time I've run, even to the curb, in 20 years. My knees are not swollen, my body isn't as stiff as it usually is when I wake. I usually have to stretch out to move when I wake.
I actually felt like running again, but then I remember, I'm old. LOL
#exercise #aging #oldpeopleproblems
Was just flipping through new Street Fighter 6 streams and couldn’t handle the constant commentary and shouting LOL