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Later life, wisdom, challenges.
Special topics related to elder care, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease, palliative care

1. View 4 videos.  2 videos on Alzheimer’s, poetry and Parkinson’s and living to be 100+

2. Read 1 article in handouts section on aromatherapy and sleep in elders.

After reading the article on aromatherapy and watching the 4 videos please respond to the following:

In our culture there is a focus on youth and staying young.  We have little experience with later life, aging and wisdom until we get there.  What is normal aging? What is wisdom? Do you want to live to be 100? How do you want your later life to look?

Please write a minimum of 2 paragraphs describing what “healthy” aging means to you and what role does wisdom play?


video 1:  https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_fonda_life_s_third_act
video 2:  https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100
video 3 https://www.ted.com/talks/robin_morgan_4_powerful_poems_about_parkinson_s_and_growing_older
video 4 https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s

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