About Us



Page 112




Human Longevity: Both Physically & Mentally

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 6:42 am


There are places in the world called “Blue Zones” where it is said that people forget to die. They are outliving the rest of the world easily by 8 years, and sharp witted until the end.  They are not suffering from Alzheimer’s and other degenerative neurological disorders as they age, such as the elderly are here in the US. People in the Blue Zones are reaching the 100s at alarming rates. What’s their secret? What are they doing that we are not?

There are some characteristics to what physically and mentally attribute to longevity. Diet is the key, followed by sex, naps, wine and good friends. The folks living in Ikaria, Greece, and Okinawa, Japan, or what are classified as the “Blue Zones” have the art of longevity down to a “T”.  They are some of the healthiest and happiest people in the world.

Diet is the Key

 What you eat, seems to be one of the main contributors to better health and longevity. In Ikaria, they are eating a lot of beans, potatoes, and dandelion greens. In Okinawa, they have the highest consumption rates of tofu in the world, along with sweet potatoes and turmeric. These plants based food diets of these two communities seem to be the food that are most highly associated with healthy aging.

A Nap a Day Keeps Aging Away

 As silly and childish as it sounds, you really never outgrow that naptime! It has been found that if you are napping 30 minutes a day at least five days a week, your chance of heart disease drips to one third lower than if you forcefully pushed and caffeinated yourself through your days.

You’re Never Too Old To Get it On

People over the age of 50 who are having sex at least twice a week have HALF the mortality rate of people who are not. Enough said on this topic….

Alcohol in Moderation is GOOD for You!

Bottom line: Moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers. In Ikaria, they drink wine more than water. Wine has high-levels of polyphenols and antioxidants, and the Ikarians drink it with their meals which triples their flavonoid absorption rates. Wine also helps lower stress induced cortisol levels, another killer here in the US.

Exercise? What Exercise?

You can bet your bottom dollar the Ikarians and the Okinawans are not spending hours on the treadmill or taking daily trips to the gym. Nope. They live in a community where they walk to the store and work, garden for their food and knead their own bread or pick their own seaweed. They don’t need a gym membership; their daily lives consist of movement and physical work. This alone was proven by a study in Preventative Medicine which states that the more exercise people get, the less their cells appear to age. You do not need to partake in vigorous exercise, in fact if you are doing something that you absolutely hate just to get in your cardio, you are being counterproductive.

The Benefit of a Moais

 In Okinawa, all children are place in what is called a Moais, a lifelong social group of friends to mingle with, drink sake with, hold you accountable for your personal actions, and help you through rough times. Although it's nice to think that love and feeling cared for leads us to longevity, it is the involvement with family and friends that does the job. In terms of a long-life span, volunteering and a circle of lifelong friends beat out marriage. It’s the empathetic and emotional connections that are the driving force.

"They didn't work themselves to death. They worked themselves to life."

 Quoted by a doctor who spend many years studying longevity, as it turns out, contrary to what we once believed, too much work does not kill us, it indeed makes us live longer. Just make sure you enjoy what you are doing. Productive people benefit over retirees who have become stagnant. Giving up an interesting job that one enjoys just to “retire” increase mortality.

The Pessimist Vs The Optimist

 There is some good news! There are benefits to being a worry wart or pessimist. You tend to think more about your health, safety and take better care of yourself overall. It seems that being a bit neurotic could indeed increase longevity!

As you can see, both physical and mental aspects play a very important role in human longevity. We may not be able to pack up and move to the Blue Zones, but we can indeed incorporate some of their techniques in our lifestyle.

References:

http://time.com/tag/longevity/

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150412-longevity-health-blue-zones-obesity-diet-ngbooktalk/

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/9-big-lies-about-longevity/

1st AMWC EEU (Jun 14-15, 2013, Moscow, Russia, Asia)

Posted: April 14, 2013 at 2:58 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte The great success of the Advanced Course in FacialAesthetics (14-15 September 2012 in Moscow, Russia) throughthe active participation and the fruitful jointcollaboration between international and Russian expertsworking hand in hand, has paved the way for new inspiringevents throughout Russia. In this regard, the organizingcommittee is honored and very proud to announce thelaunching of the AMWC - Eastern Europe 2013 in Moscow on14-15 June, 2013. This new meeting 'AMWC Moscow' is designedto bring an update on aesthetic procedures and newtechnologies in a very practical and interactive format thatwill provide an unparalleled educational experience.Physicians from all over the world will obtain the answersthey seek from the program presenting the hottest newprocedures, training sessions, live demonstrations, run byEuropean and international experts in Aesthetic dermatologyand Surgery. During the coffee breaks and lunches offered onsite, you will meet on the exhibition the top internationalaesthetic and anti-aging companies showcasing their servicesand products.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13943

15th national conference: Dementias 2013 (Feb. 07-08, 2013, London, United Kingdom, Europe)

Posted: February 3, 2013 at 7:58 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte After a sell-out year for 2012, we are delighted to announce that you can now book your place on â??Dementias 2013â??, which will be taking place on the 7th & 8th February2013 in London at the beautiful Institute of Engineeringand Technology (IET). Dementias 2013 has become anessential event in the calendar of all those with aninterest in old age psychiatry. Once again expertsProfessor Tom Arie and Professor Alistair Burns have puttogether another outstanding programme.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13630

Comprehensive Nurse Led Assessment of the Older Person (Mar. 12, 2013, London, United Kingdom, Europe)

Posted: at 7:58 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte This master class will encourage nurses who are responsiblefor the assessment of older people to â??think outside theboxâ?? beyond the normal formalities of form filling toquestion what is the most appropriate assessment at aparticular point in time. The aim is to broaden a generalknowledge base of different assessments available and toenhance the quality/transferability of completed assessments. We all have limited time to assess â?? thismaster class will help you to get the most from yourassessment and conserve valuable nursing time. Most of allthe concept of the â??one size fits allâ?? assessment will bechallenged in order to introduce new ways of assessing.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13732

Geriatrics – A Primary Care Approach to the Aging Population (Mar. 28-30, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA, North America)

Posted: at 7:57 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Following this course, the participant should be able toidentify causes of the disorders described; implement adifferential diagnosis and laboratory assessment plans;outline the therapeutic intervention, possible complicationsand preventive measures. This activity is expected to resultin increased confidence in making an appropriate diagnosisand providing effective treatment and referral or follow-upcare with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13428

11th AMWC 2013 (Apr. 04-06, 2013, Monaco, France, Europe)

Posted: at 7:57 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte As Scientific Directors, it is a great privilege to inviteyou to participate to the 11th Anti-Aging Medicine WorldCongress in Monte-Carlo to be held under the High Patronageof S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II de Monaco. We have prepared anoutstanding program in line with our commitment toinnovation, expertise, and excellence, sharing a wealth ofexperience as well as teaching-skills. This year, AMWC willbe honouring Russia and the countries of the FSU. TheScientific Committee of the AMWC has designed a large andmature program with international faculty members from over95 countries. As well as to keeping up with worldwidepractice, this will contribute to the enhancement of yourown savoir-faire. Constantly on the lookout for thedevelopment of Preventive and Anti-Aging Medicine, the AMWC2013 will propose accordingly numerous advanced academic andclinical sessions with lectures presented by prominentexperts in the field as well as from research centers anduniversities. We also hope and are confident that you willenjoy your visit of the very exclusive and elegantPrincipality of MONACO! We look forward to welcoming you tothe AMWC 2013.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13779

World Health Summit, Regional Meeting â?? Asia, Singapore 2013 (Apr. 08-10, 2013, Singapore, Singapore, Asia)

Posted: at 7:57 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Health is intrinsically linked to the well-being ofsocieties, and maintaining a healthy Asia will be beneficialto all in the region and the world. Yet, todayâ??s Asia faceschallenges such as rapidly aging populations, climatechange, increasing incidence of chronic non-communicablediseases and the recurring threat of global pandemics.Asiaâ??s need for affordable and accessible health care alsoencompasses many challenges that coalesce around thequestion of financing. Against this backdrop, an Asianmeeting of the WHS in 2013 will be an excellent opportunityfor reaching out to Health Ministers and senior governmentofficials from the region as well as many global health careleaders who will be attending this landmark meeting, therebyallowing us to develop innovative solutions to Asiaâ??scurrent and future health care problems.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13748

ICAD 2013 (Jan. 24-26, 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia)

Posted: January 13, 2013 at 7:47 am


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte The ICAD 2013 intends to become the congress wherephysicians will be introduced to the latest techniques andknowledge in Anti-Aging and Aesthetic medicine, and attendhigh standard courses in the respective fields of thesespecialties. We have prepared a scientific program thatproposes the diversity of various disciplines with thescientific approach combining hot topics with timely reviewspresented by outstanding plenary speakers and offering thepoint of view from different continents. Moreover, thescientific program has been carefully designed to be highlyPRACTICAL and interactive. Most of presentations willeffectively correspond to an application in daily practice.A series of workshops on the latest developments in theirrespective fields will be waiting for your participation.This Congress is therefore not one to be missed. Come andbenefit from the wisdom and experience of internationallyreputed speakers.It will be an investment well spent and a once-in-a-lifetimelearning experience. So please do avail yourselves of thisstimulating and enjoyable opportunity.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13778

41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: "Aging in a Changing World" (Oct. 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, Canada, North America)

Posted: October 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texteSource:
http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/confevent?aff2+CONF13462

Geriatrics: A Primary Care Approach to the Aging Population (Jan. 28-Feb. 01, 2013, Sarasota, Florida, USA, North America)

Posted: June 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Day 1 Delirium in the Elderly Current Concepts. Osteoporosis: Contemporary Diagnosis and Treatment. Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia in Seniors. Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Older Patient. Day 2 Advanced Nutritional Assessment andTherapy. Practical Points for the Musculoskeletal Exam forthe Primary Care Provider. Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors. The Geriatric Patient: Evidence-Based Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Day 3 Health Maintenance andExercise for the Older Patient. Sensible Approaches toGeriatric Infections. Rheumatologic Lab Tests andRheumatoid Arthritis in the Older Patient. GeriatricDepression: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Day 4Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly. Treatmentof Chronic Pain in the Elderly. Contemporary Issues in Endof Life Care. Office Orthopedics in the Older Patient. Day 5 Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis. A Practical Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in theElderly. Gout and Pseudogout in the Elderly. Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

Aging Health Workforce – Aging Patients: multiple challenges for hospitals in Europe (Jun 11-13, 2012, Berlin, Germany, Europe)

Posted: June 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte The conference, under the patronage of Commissioner John Dalli, offers discussion on the future organisation of hospital services.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

3rd National Conference: Age-Related Eye Disease (Oct. 11-12, 2011, London, United Kingdom, Europe)

Posted: September 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Age-Related Eye Disease, in association with British Journal of Hospital Medicine and International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice has been carefully designed to provide participants with updates on the current issues and latest developments in the management of elderly patients with eye disease. Whether you are an ophthalmologist, neurologist, optometrist, GP or a specialist nurse, Age-Related Eye Disease will give you the opportunity to update and extend your knowledge and to take away practical advice that you can translate into clinical practice.
Participants will benefit from: A greater understanding ofcorneal stiffening with age and strategies for corneal surgery and transplantation. Exploration of diabetic eye disease, including current and new treatment strategies and cataract surgery in the diabetic patient, assessments of risk factors and treatment options for wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, Insights into the management of chronic Uveitis in the elderly and the diagnosis and management of ocular lymphoma, examination of the role of the ophthalmic nurse and nurse-led clinics, a focus on glaucoma, including early detection, community shared care, and medical and surgical therapies.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

Ageing Globally Ageing Locally (Nov. 02-03, 2011, Dublin, Ireland, Europe)

Posted: at 3:58 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Pension reform, later retirement, longer but often unhealthier lives, changing family structures, new models of welfare and care: across the world today, governments, businesses and civic society are searching for policies and answers in these areas to get to grips with one of the most profound social transformations in history population ageing. A major international conference, "Ageing Globally Ageing Locally", taking place 2 & 3 November 2011, hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) will address key issues arising from this global phenomenon. Featuring a host of international experts as well as leading researchers and professionals from the ageing sector in the island of Ireland, this event will explore a number of issues including how different countries address challenges and opportunities of population ageing, why global ageing matters to Ireland and how policy makers, business and service providers can best plan for changing demographics. This event will promote the value and role of ageing- related research specifically for policy and practice. It has been designed to appeal to a range of stakeholders, including policy makers, health, housing and social services providers, industry, voluntary and community organisations, researchers with an interest in ageing, carers and older people.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine (Nov. 03-06, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, North America)

Posted: at 3:58 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Age Management Medicine stands at the forefront of 21stcentury medicine, incorporating proactive, preventiveprotocols that optimize health, restore endocrine balance,delay the indicators of aging and prevent prematuredisability and death. As a result, patients enjoy a higherquality of life, enhanced sense of well-being and a longerhealth span. Trained Age Management Medicine physiciansincorporate accepted markers for disease risk, implementingefficacious protocols as well as testing and assessmentmethodologies for early intervention practices.AMMG's comprehensive Fall 2011 conference agenda will expandthe track on Stem Cells that we began last year and presentclinically focused sessions and interactive paneldiscussions with experts to introduce and update physicianson the latest science-based clinical information, emergingmodalities and advanced techniques needed to implement agemanagement medicine in a new or existing practice. Thecurriculum will focus on lifestyle issues, physiological &biomedical conditions, diseases associated with aging thosegreatly impacting the patient population and most oftenconfronting physicians during an Age Management Medicineevaluation process as well as methods for developingpersonalized treatment programs.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

Geriatrics: A Primary Care Approach to the Aging Population (Jan. 30-Feb. 03, 2012, Sarasota, Florida, USA, North America)

Posted: at 3:58 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Daily Outline: Day 1 Delirium in the Elderly Current Concepts. Osteoporosis: Contemporary Diagnosis and Treatment. Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia in Seniors. Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Older Patient. Day 2 Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy. Practical Points for the Musculoskeletal Exam for the Primary Care Provider. Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors. Geriatric Depression: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Day 3 Exercise Program in the Elderly A Movement Whose Time Has Come. Sensible Approaches to Geriatric Infections. Rheumatologic Lab Tests and Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Elderly. A Practical Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly. Day 4 Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly. Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Elderly. Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care. Office Orthopedics in the Older Patient. Day 5 Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis. Risk Management and Care of the Elderly. Gout and Pseudogout in the Elderly. Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice.Source:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing (Mar. 19-22, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia)

Posted: at 3:58 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Co-sponsored by the World Health Organization; supported byMinistry of Health,Malaysia Organised by the MalaysianHealthy Ageing Society Themed Evolution: Holistic Ageing inan Age of Change To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia atthe Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Dates: 19th 22nd March2012 Feature: First in the world to encompass bothmainstream and complimentary & alternative medicineSource:
http://www.hon.ch/RSS/AUDIO/Conf/THEME/G07.574.124.xml

Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine (Apr. 28-May 01, 2011, Hollywood, Florida, United States, North America)

Posted: February 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte AMMG's comprehensive Spring 2011 conference agenda will expand the track on Stem Cells that we began last year andpresent clinically focused sessions and interactive panel discussions with experts to introduce and update physicianson the latest science-based clinical information, emergingmodalities and advanced techniques needed to implement agemanagement medicine in a new or existing practice. Thecurriculum will focus on lifestyle issues, physiological &biomedical conditions, diseases associated with agingthosegreatly impacting the patient population and most oftenconfronting physicians during an Age Management Medicineevaluation process as well as methods for developingpersonalized treatment programs.

3rd International Bangkok Congress on Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine (BCAARM) (Sep. 02-04, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia)

Posted: at 6:14 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte BCAARM is a medical congress on Anti-Aging which is the stage for medical personnels in this field to share their experiences and get to the most updating technology and innovation. There are more than 700 participant from allover the world attend, with more than 50 leader companiesexhibit in the congress.

Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, 5th Conference (SENS5) (Aug. 31-Sep. 03, 2011, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Europe)

Posted: at 6:14 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte SENS5 is the fifth in a unique series of conferences thatbrings together researchers and laypeople interested inresearch leading to the application of regenerative medicineto the problem of aging. Since aging affects the body at alllevels of organisation, a large number of otherwiseunrelated disciplines are represented, including stem cells,immunotherapy, cancer, neurodegeneration, gene therapy andtissue engineering.

Therapeutic Approaches to Neurodegeneration – Age Modifiers, Proteostasis, and Stem Cells (Feb. 14-17, 2011, Nassau, Bahamas, United States, North America)

Posted: February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm


Cliquez pour écouter ce texte Following the success of our 2007 conference on MolecularMechanisms of Neurodegeneration, Andrew Dillin (HowardHughes Medical Institute/Glenn Center for AgingResearch/Salk Institute, USA) will be chairing our nextconference in the series. This year, Dr. Dillin will bejoined by co-chairs David Holtzman (Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine, USA) and Sean Morrison (University ofMichigan, USA).

Next Posts »



Page 112