An array of subtle, and often-misunderstood, mental, physical and emotional factors that can upset the equilibrium of even the happiest marriages.
Now we have consulted marriage counselors and geriatricians to find out what caregivers — either the grown children of the couple, or one of the spouses involved– can do to help restore peace and balance to these relationships. The experts consulted uniformly agreed that even older people can at least take steps to reduce tensions and improve their relationship, even if they cannot actually change. (Really, who can, at any age?)
This article is full of cogent advise that is good for couples at any age and some specifically for the couple in their golden years. For the entire New York Times article by Susan Seliger go here.
A new study suggests lifelong musical experiences can retard certain aspects of the aging process. Specifically, Northwestern University scientists discovered a lifetime of musical training slows some aspects of hearing and memory loss.
The experts believe the findings suggest age-related delays in neural timing (the ability of the brain to decode and then recode audio stimuli) are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process.
For the rest of this PsychCentral.com article go here.
Wisdom can be the side effect of our years, though it may not be necessarily so.
Huffington Post online has put up an article by Michael Meade, a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals.
“Elders vs. Olders” is a phrase coined in “Where Have All the Wise Men Gone?“, which deserves a good look see. Let me know what you think.
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