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More than 80 million "boomers" can influence the way attitudes toward aging are right today, or could be in the near future. They can exert clout and  expose  outmoded ageist  misconceptions and attitudes. They can propose that the time has  come to demand respect for each person  as  a true measurement of value throughout a lifetime.

If you are one person who loves the idea of quality of life- regardless of age or physical ability,  get your brain and body in gear, pick up this Practical Post50 Playbook, and read on.


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Indeed over the years educators have come to a strong understanding  that some types of learning require more cognitive processing than others. These appear to have more generalized benefits.

In Bloom's taxonomy, skills involving analysis, evaluation and synthesis (creation of new knowledge) are thought to be of a higher order...as per this graphic from

Richard C. Overbaugh
Lynn Schultz
Old Dominion University


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HOW THE BRAIN WORKS

Do you need a Fitness Center for Your Brain? There are online tests for speed, accuracy, memory, attention, problem-solving and more. Readers of The Sage Companion  may choose to check how on how you stack up against others of your age. But research http://en.wikipedia.org indicates that  “Higher order thinking involves the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critical thinking and problem solving,”  as per the following:


“The problem,
often not discovered until late in life,
is that when you look for things in life like love,
meaning, motivation,
it implies they are sitting
behind a tree or under a rock.

The most successful people in life recognize,
that in life they create their own love,
they manufacture their own meaning,
they generate their own motivation.

For me,
I am driven by two main philosophies,
know more today about the world than I knew yesterday.
And lessen the suffering of others.
You’d be surprised how far that gets you. "


  Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
American astrophysicist



Brain Health & Happiness

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Life holds any number of challenges. Some may be pleasant. Others are heart-wrenching— the loss of a lifelong partner, the pain of betrayal, the death of a parent or child.

This small but substantial book offers you a self-guided experience into the practical art of transforming heartache into peaceful presence. In a simple (and delightful)   process, you  “re-wire your circuitry” to create new perspectives and a peaceful presence— on many levels .

In this self-guided experience use figurative language, imagery and a drawing technique as you take a hand,heart and mind approach to healing from loss.


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Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas-Dallas. Chapman is the author of  Make Your Brain Smarter, in which she warns that “multitasking is toxic to your brain and your health.”  

Chapman prefers people to slow down. Give the brain a chance to work.  (The brain’s frontal lobe zips back and forth between chores in a  high-performance demand that slows efficiency, according to Chapman.) Challenge your brain’s creative and analytical ability- try a novel approach- she recommends.  


 “What matters more to me is higher-order thinking:
judgment, reasoning, thinking organically.
That’s what I want people to get better at.”

 

The question of brain fitness comes up - at all ages- in terms of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Here is a mini  expedition based on Bloom's Taxonomy to test.


  • 1) Knowledge-  As expressed in such questions as "What are the health benefits of boomers eating broccoli?"
  • 2) Comprehension-  As per- "Can you compare the health benefits of eating dark chocolate  and broccoli?"
  • 3) Application- Can you put this to  "good-use"?  For example- Which kinds of green vegetables are best for stir frying, and why?
  • 4) Analysis-  How good are you at listing any number of  ways of preparing main dishes made with carrots and explaining which have the greatest health benefits? Can you use references handily?
  • 5) Synthesis - This get a little more complicated: Convert an "unhealthy" recipe for carrot cake to a "healthy" recipe. Explain the wellness benefits available when you replace “unhealthy” ingredients. Explain what the “healthy” ingredients are and what prompted you to chose those as opposed to the original ones.
  • 6) Evaluation- Do you feel that serving carrot cake for high tea to people in assisted living is healthy? And reasons.


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 INTER-GENERATIONAL SOLIDARITY
The  Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Innovation Awards

Theme: Intergenerational Solidarity- aspiring to the "prospective creation of new designs and initiatives, while promoting a shift in thinking that focuses on the specific needs of an increasingly important population segment...today's [boomer and older adult] population is a dynamic consumer market that expects modern but practical products... programs and services fit for anyone at any age, and a built environment that is accessible and inclusive."

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 taking measure of
respect for HUMAN RIGHTS
and the Value
of EACH  individual's

PERSONHOOD

Can We Reduce Alzheimer's  Risk by 90 Percent ?


RESEARCH from OXFORD UNIVERSITY indicates that Vitamins B6, B12 & folic acid can lower levels of homocysteine This may reduce Alzheimer's risk by 90 percent.
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RESOURCES



Aging with Grace: What the nun study teaches us about leading longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives. Bantam Books, Snowdon D

Can New Neurons Replace Memories Lost? Sci Aging Knowledge Environ, Shors

 Clinical, Pathological, and Neurochemical Changes in Dementia: A subgroup with preserved mental status and numerous neocortical plaques. Ann Neurol, Katzman R, Terry R, DeTeresa R, Brown T, Davies P, Fuld P, Renbing X, Peck A.

The Executive Brain: Frontal lobes and the civilized mind. Oxford, Goldberg E. 


Aging501 References for this Report



The Effect of Social Networks on the Relation between Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology and Level of Cognitive Function in Old People: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. The Lancet Neurology, Bennett et al.

Learning Ability in Aged Beagle Dogs is Preserved by Behavioral Enrichment and Dietary Fortification. Neurobiology of Aging, Milgram NW, Head E, Zicker SC, Ikeda-Douglas CJ, Murphey H, Muggenburg B, Siwak C, Tapp D, & Cotman CW

Achieving and Maintaining Cognitive Vitality with Aging. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Fillitt et al.

The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. Regan Books/Harper Collins Pub., Schwartz J, Begley S


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