Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Eldercare

One of the most sobering books I have read about healthcare for older adults was a book written by geriatrician Louise Aronson. Her book, Elderhood, gives readers an inside look at how the healthcare system can be biased against older adults. I have heard stories from people in my own community that echo the insights Dr. Aronson revealed.One of my eighty-year-old neighbors told me that when she visited her doctor about sudden changes in her overall health, she was told her problem was old age. My neighbor then saw another doctor who discovered that her medications were the problem.Sadly, I’ve…

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An Evolving Identity after Retirement

I officially ‘retired’ and left my teaching career ten months ago. I strongly identified with my career and wondered how I would adjust to my new life. Several of the books I had read about transitioning into retirement had talked about the struggle most people have with the loss of their identity. For the first few months after starting my new life, I wondered when my identity crisis was going to hit; it never happened. Instead, my identity has evolved since leaving my career. An Evolving Identity I suspect that part of the reason I don’t feel like I’ve lost…

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