Yearly Archives: 2014

Found Your “Findependence”?

Jonathan Chevreau has a philosophy around financial independence, which he has redefined Findependence; moving people to think beyond the concept of financial planning for “retirement”. That’s the old narrative. His new narrative aligns nicely with my thinking, which I’ve suggested for years – that financial planning for that fixation called retirement is really about “financing

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Longevity: Brain Health and Aging

Origin rainforests. Ocean depths. Outer space. These still are, to a large extent, our frontiers of exploration. Yet our greatest frontier, in which there are profound mysteries, abundant possibilities and killer threats – is the human brain. How we understand better the ways the brain works will lead us ideally to more discoveries, encouraging brain

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Longevity: Health Wealth of a Nation -4

Returning to the older aging population where the CIHR’s Institute of Aging is concerned: Is there not a “health wealth” employment investment in a foreseeable tomorrow? Judging by what the demographic numbers suggest there will not only be a growth in care related employment opportunities, but also an augmentation in unpaid caregiving. My preferred reference

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Longevity: Health Wealth of a Nation -2

One key intent statement in the Strategic Plan (2013-2018) of the Canadian Institute of Aging says that disseminating its research knowledge more broadly is important… “to government policy makers, health professionals and all other interested parties, including older people … as well as industry, because steps must be taken to ensure that this new knowledge

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