It’s official: here’s a snapshot of the results of our older bloggers survey. Yes, older bloggers do gain mental, emotional and social benefits from blogging, and yes, some do have problems with usability and accessibility. Mental benefits: 75% of respondents agreed that blogging “gives me something new to think about”, and 19% made comments similar … Continue reading 1. What older bloggers think and do and feel: a super-summary of survey results
(First published in 2015 in another blog, Boot Camp FOR The Bonus Years.) In which the bonus years are defined, rejected, resented, and grudgingly accepted. The bonus years are the years we will live beyond our subconscious life expectancy. Here’s what I mean. Average life expectancy First, a quote from Statistics New Zealand. We … Continue reading Life expectancy and the bonus years
(Republished from 2016) In which I enrol in a Massive Open Online Course on the Science of Happiness even though I am not unhappy. OK, here’s one boot camp task that I haven’t peered into yet. It is rather weirdly worded: “Align happiness factors.” Why did I write it that way, so prissy and … Continue reading Studying happiness for no good reason
In which five tips for minimizing the risk of Alzheimer's are shared and ignored by the people most in need, although it's never too late to benefit. For years now, research into Alzheimer’s disease has had a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. In July 2015, the Alzheimer's Association held its international conference in Washington … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015: we know how to lower the risk, so why don’t we?