Living Longer and Happier Lives
The Science Behind Healthy Aging

Summary

Never before have we known so much about how to age well. This Forum event explored the latest science in nutrition, exercise, cognition and social connectedness to promote healthy and happy aging. Presented in collaboration with The Huffington Post.

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Presented in Collaboration with The Huffington Post

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  • Jayce

    Good afternoon! We’re looking forward to living longer!

  • Jayce

    The topic of plasticity of the brain and the aging process is fascinating!

  • Jayce

    Stimulate your brain – everyday! The daily practice of ‘use it or lose it’ applies to our brains and our bodies!!!

  • Jayce

    YES – definitely ENGAGE!

  • Jayce

    Could we please have the top 5 ‘take-homes’ from each of the panelists (related to the aging topic)? Practical advice for the public…

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    Arleen Speidel: What diet is most beneficial for your long-term health: mediteranian, low-fat, vegetarian?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL
    ValeriaTivnan1: What have we learned from countries and societies that have created effective to address an aging population? What are the barriers in the US to make the changes we need?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    Ruth Rabinowitz: What is your view of the current research on non coeliac gluten sensitivity and the effect of modern wheat on inflammation?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    tdcosco: Do you think there have been changes in the psychosocial wellbeing amongst centenarians in the past few decades?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    tdcosco: To what extent do you think these “cognitive games” actually just increase you ability to score higher on cognitive impairment assessments, i.e. make one a better test writer?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    Arleen Speidel: What are the health benefits of humor and enjoyment of comedy to health and living longer?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL
    SrCareCorner: Is there evidence that MVI is harmful.Too many elders have nutritionally inadequate intakes to abandon MVI.

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM CHATROLL

    Hilda Mendoza-Alvarez: Dr. Perle, is the low blood pressure in people who live longer lives also related to low body mass index and weight? How about its relationship with level of physical activity?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Namaste,

    1. For a developing country with differential ageing taking place throughout the country, much of whose health care resources and national programmes are focussed to provide minimal needs for survival and maintenance of health of the young population, what would be the appropriate time to introduce national healthcare programmes of elderly?


    Dr Naveen Phuyal
    Post Graduate Resident ( 2nd year)
    Department of Community Medicine
    Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India.

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Hi,
    What are the pros and cons of hormone replacement in men and women?
    Maya

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Synovial fluid enhancement with hyaluronic acid for people with mild OA of the knees has been approved as a treatment through the FDA and most insurance carriers. Where are we with approval for use in other joints such as shoulders, ankles, feet?

    Patrick G. Canonica
    AK Services

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Is there any compelling evidence that diet makes a difference for people with serious osteoarthritis? I have come to generally distrust shifting nutritional “advice” over the past decade.

    Eugene Thompson

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Question for the expert panel: Can you explain how telomeres lengthen and improve the quality of human life?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Do the benefits of taking bioidentical hormones outweigh the risks?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    What is the evidence that Calcium is a contributor to cardiovascular disease? For an octegenarian with controlled hypertension and osteoporosis, what should be the dietary limits on Calcium intake?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    What are some effective brain exercises?

  • Kristen

    QUESTION FROM EMAIL

    Benefits of coffee and taking caffeine pills?
    Green tea
    Harmful?
    Kathy Tomei