Geriatrics Newsletter


March 22 2015 Geriatrics Newsletter

Older is Better:

Dame Agatha Christie, at age 84, oversaw the revision of the movie, Murder on the Orient Express, based on her novel of the same name. She continued to write mysteries until she died at age 86. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.

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Car Choices in Older Age Lead to a Safer Lifestyle
Selecting the cars we drive in older age is important as the choices we make directly affect our safety when we drive. This article provides guidelines for car selection and tips for comfort now and for the future.

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Who Said It:

“You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.” Dave Chappelle

Check It Out:

*Articles soon to be posted at the BellaOnline Geriatrics site --

Aging and Sleep
Caregiving and Emotions

*This book on aging for your bookshelf --

Successful Aging
Authors: John W. Rowe, MD & Robert L. Kahn, PhD

This book explains how successful aging is largely determined not by genetics but by individual lifestyle choices. Information was gleaned from the outcomes of the MacArthur Foundation Study of Aging in America, led by the authors, and discusses how positive choices in diet, exercise, the pursuit of mental challenges, and socialization lead to a more positive and successful older age.

FYI Bookmark:

The National Institute on Aging’s website
Go to the Health and Aging/Health Topics Index and you will have access to an extensive resource on aging topics.

Repeat After Me:

My life has limitless possibilities for accomplishing good works.


Just as she was celebrating her 80th birthday, my friend received a jury-duty notice. She called the clerk’s office to remind them that she was exempt because of her age.

"You need to come in and fill out the exemption forms," the clerk said.

"But I filled them out last year," she replied.

"You have to fill them out every year."

"Why? Do you think I’m getting younger?"

*From Readers Digest online

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Patricia Villani, MPA, PhD, Geriatrics Editor

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