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Life, Death and Love
She sat in a wheel chair, her auburn hair aglow from the sunshine beaming through the partially shaded window. What a sight she was to the man, grey-haired and shuffling his feet as he pushed his walk...
2/16/14 at 6:26 PM Older than dirt 1/9/14 at 10:54 PM
Progressively aging 9/16/13 at 4:17 PM
Apparently it is time for a miracle...
The older I get the more I invest in face lotions and potions. For about the last ten years I have been a faithful user of Philosophy's Hope line. In particular I regularly used Hope in a Jar and Wh...
2/5/14 at 8:49 PM The gazelle and the dinosaur... 1/5/14 at 10:28 PM
Like looking in the mirror... 9/24/13 at 7:37 PM
Alzheimers Disease, Insuline resistance, and Diabetese: Let's Connect the Dots
The topic of this weeks neruochem discussion was based on the article "Possible implications of insulin resistane and glucose metabolism in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis". This article was based on...
11/30/13 at 10:57 PM Iron Accumulation in Parkinson's Disease 11/30/13 at 9:39 PM
Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions 10/24/12 at 9:00 AM
The Best Use of Video I Have Ever Seen
I watched the latest installment of the "Up Series". This English documentary follows the lives of 14 individuals starting from the time they were seven, starting back in 1964. This first black and wh...
7/30/13 at 7:42 AM
Beat the Dizzies with Assistive Technology
Taking prescription medication is part of everyday life for 34% of American adults. Unfortunately, a common side effect of medication is dizziness, which can lead to falls and sometimes result in ho...
4/15/13 at 8:59 AM Three More Great Tools for People with Dementia 4/3/13 at 8:30 AM
Steps Made Easy - No Need to Remodel! 3/27/13 at 4:21 PM
Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure?
Horseshoe crabs have a protein that tags bacteria and tells their body to destroy it. This led 15 year old sophomore Riley Ennis to ask this question. If we could take their name tag, a bit of the pat...
3/1/13 at 10:10 AM When it is Too Late Write Your Living Will? 6/1/12 at 3:02 PM
What would you do to live forever? 4/13/12 at 4:57 PM
Letter to Dave
Dear Dave, As I age, I often hear warnings about the process of becoming old; today, I experienced a tangible act of that process. After arriving downstairs, I am often crowded by our...
1/12/13 at 7:50 AM
Life at a Funeral
Grandma's funeral was Wednesday. When she was being lowered into the ground, I looked over and saw my three brothers and sister standing by. "Gosh", I thought. "This is really happening." We five we...
11/16/12 at 10:01 AM
NIA pegs UND researchers to pursue possible HIV–Alzheimer’s connection
The National Institute on Aging seeks to spur the research of two scientists at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Xuesong Chen, Ph.D., and Jonathan D. Geiger, Ph.D...
8/13/12 at 8:14 AM
Green Grass and Gray Hair
As I turned to lock the door on my way to class yesterday it occurred to me that I wont be doing this much longer. Soon Ill be done with classes altogether. Then what? Without waiting to answer mys...
3/23/12 at 9:10 AM
Is the doctor too old?
Here's a dilemma: The doctor is 83 years old and still seeing patients. There've been no complaints - so far - about the quality of his care, yet hospital leaders sense it's only a matter of time befo...
2/10/12 at 12:09 PM Growing old in America 7/19/10 at 10:32 AM
Taking care of the boomers 12/7/09 at 8:50 AM
At least I'm not 30.
I turned 27 this week. I know. 27. Wow. Before every elder reading this sighs and goes back to drinking their Metamucil, let me explain that I actually am starting to feel a little aged. It hit me a...
1/12/12 at 3:00 AM
Columnist Tammy Swift humorously reflects on arm size
Forum columnist Tammy Swift writes: "I was speeding down the highway the other day with one arm stuck out the window. "As I reveled in the blue skies and summertime breeze blowing through my...
7/18/10 at 3:35 PM
The First Grey Hair
I went for a swim at the YMCA today, and while I was fixing my hair afterward, I spied an unusually glossy hair. Upon closer examination, I discovered the hair wasn't just unusually glossy. Nope. It w...
12/30/09 at 11:00 PM Beauty Is Only Skin Deep... Without Botox. 11/20/09 at 11:00 PM