Most kids remember occasions when their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, talked about the good old days. The repeated messages were these were great times, rather unlike today. It was better then, although of course it's okay now. But glazed looks into the distance, with soft smiles, warn the kids that nostalgia is alive and well, and the generations ahead of them have been deeply infected. Ask anyone older what was their best memory. Most will say I remember when …or
Ageing for Beginners is a podcast aimed at navigating all the research and advice to find the best ways to age successfully. In the latest episode, Doug and Dave discuss Doug's recent Parkinson's disease diagnosis.
There are few people who don’t have happy or sad memories based around music. It appears to be a fundamental, almost primeval emotion. Primitive tribes, unsullied by exposure to the choruses of great music from other civilisations, each have their own music and dances, based on rhythms, drums and singing. We interpret the sounds of whales as songs, even if they might be communication vehicles. Old people remember hit songs of their youth far better than hot music of today. Pa
Originally published on the Age Concern blog. Life has a habit of throwing up nice surprises. Kids, grandkids, work opportunities – I’ve always counted myself lucky for what’s come may way, whether expected or out of the blue. And so, a few weeks back I was counting my lucky stars once again when I found myself trussed up in a tuxedo and sharing dinner with 800 people, nervously awaiting the results of the of the Senior New Zealander of the Year award. I was humbled to be the