Sunday, September 30, 2012

International Day of Older Persons (A Day for Serious Reflection)

Tomorrow is the international day of older persons. The video below captures some of the issues I believe are worth reflecting upon on this important day.

For those looking for the quick version of the message, there is this video:

And my published papers on this topic are:

"Biogerontology and the Intellectual Virtues" Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences (2012)

"Positive Biology" as a New Paradigm for the Medical Sciences" Nature's EMBO Reports (2012)

"Equality and the Duty to Retard Human Aging" Bioethics(2010)

"Global Aging, Well-Ordered Science and Prospection" Rejuvenation Research (2010)

"Why Aging Research?"Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2010)

"Framing the Inborn Aging Process and Longevity Science" Biogerontology (2010)

"Mind the Gap: Senescence and Beneficence" Public Affairs Quarterly (2010)

"Towards a More Inclusive Vision of the Medical Sciences" QJM: An International Journal of Medicine (2009)

"Aging Research, Priorities and Aggregation" Public Health Ethics (2008)

"A Tale of Two Strategies: The Moral Imperative to Tackle Ageing" Nature’s EMBO Reports (2008)

"Has the Time Come to Take on Time Itself?" British Medical Journal (2008)

“Sufficiency, Justice and the Pursuit of Health- Extension” Rejuvenation Research 10(4) (2007)

Make sure you let the older persons in your life know how loved and valued they are, and while you are at it, be sure to write to your member of parliament and let them know you support biogerontology, the field of scientific research that could help us add more health to late life by retarding the rate of molecular and cellular decline.