Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
(Medical Director of Common Practice, doc, life-long learner, passionate re:enabling conversations that help us live well, speaker, loves family, music, Philly)
Fall has come to Philly right on time- actually a day for a sweater today! A bunch of articles having to do with aging today along with a couple about conversation. And a book about Monty Python by Eric Idle- can't wait!
The New York Times
– Sep 19, 2:00 AM
I hadn't realized how quickly my father's mind was fading until one morning a few years ago when he asked me why he was taking only six medications per day. “What will I take on the seventh day?” he wanted to know. My mother, who had…
Jeff CohnA lovely perspective piece- and the final conversation between elderly husband and wife is very touching.
I was mesmerized by Patrick when we first met. Not only was he strong, handsome, successful, and funny, he also had the biggest heart — having spent his life being of service to others. He inspired me to be the best version of…
Jeff CohnThe title says it all- the conversations (it's hopefully not just one) help ensure the care is aligned with the patient's preferences and priorities- and they help those left behind feel closure and some sense of comfort amidst their loss
Author Affiliations Article Information American Geriatrics Society, New York, New York JAMA Cardiol. Published online September 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.2906 Some years before my mom died, I found myself sitting with her in a quiet…
Jeff CohnGood perspective, though 'What matters to you?' is not an easy question for many to answer. Instead of tackling it head on, go at it tangentially (like 'what activities bring you the most pleasure?') and from there discuss what seem like underlying values
Endpoints | A Science Publication by Elysium Health
– Sep 21, 7:21 AM
W ith age comes wisdom — and the burden of tremendous health challenges. Aging impacts sensory, motor, and cognitive function, lowering the overall quality of life. So much so that many scientists now say that the leading risk…
Jeff CohnThis is scary to me- we already have 'medicalized' death- now we're going to do that with aging?
Los Angeles Times
– Sep 20, 11:50 AM
Americans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless. But what if drugs of abuse are more like predators atop a nationwide ecosystem of potential prey? Or like…
Jeff CohnShines a light on the view that the ravages of drug abuse represent a manifestation of the 'disease of despair' associated with living a life without prospects for fulfillment/purpose
Below are two exercise programs designed by a leading exercise scientists who specializes in strength training. One is a workout plan that you can do at home. The other requires a gym. Chose the plan that best fits your routine and give it a try:…
The Washington Post
– Sep 21, 6:02 AM
When you have a tour guide as engaging as Eric Idle, you'll gladly go wherever he takes you. The writer and comedian best known as a member of the British sketch troupe Monty Python has curated an intimate journey of what it was like to be a writer…
Jeff CohnWell kids, here's one thing you can put on your list to buy Dad for Chanukah- can't wait to read this one..