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Is Our Health Technology Vision Underpowered?

Mike Magee In the lead up to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, considerable focus was placed on the interface of aging and technology.  As the Conference approached, and an analysis of aging Boomers with high functionality and high expectations came front and center, the vision expanded and raised the question, “How might technology […]

National Summit On Advanced Care Illness – A Must!

Are We Humans Evolving, Why, and The Presidential Election.

Mike Magee If you were a Swede born in 1800, you would likely have viewed the world as a hostile place and human life as fragile and short lived. That was because life expectancy for Swedes was only 32 years, roughly where it had been for hunter-gatherers for many thousands of years. But by 1900, […]

Oldest Olympic Competitor Ever – Age 71

Hiroshi Hoketsu, age 71,  of Germany,  as he rode Whisper out on to the sand of the Greenwich Park equestrian arena is no newcomer to Olympic competition. He was in Tokyo in 1964 and in Beijing in 2008. Whisper has been his partner for 15 years. He had come to London to compete and, hopefully, to win. […]

Conflict of Interest and Positive Leadership- When History Repeats.

Mike Magee One of the good things about getting older – at least for writers – is that stories reappear from the past but with a different twist. In fact, when stories reappear, frequently they come in two’s or three’s, and the new story is at the intersection. Here’s an example from this week. Eric […]

Intergenerational Caring: When Caring Flows Up, Learnings Flow Down.

Mike Magee This afternoon I’ll be flying to Seattle to deliver a keynote tomorrow to the American Academy of Home Care Physicians at The American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting. One of my messages will be to “reconnect the American family”. By that I mean to encourage multigenerational mutual caring, learning, and committment. Stated another way, […]

How Long Will I Live And How Much Will It Cost?

Mike Magee People are getting older and they want to age in place at home. No news there! But in the past the weight of financing this choice fell heavily on the shoulders of families who provided a large portion of the dollars and the heavy lifting as part of the unpaid informal family caregiver […]

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