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NO ROAD, NO trail can penetrate this forest. The long and delicate branches of its trees lie everywhere, choking space with their exuberant growth. No sunbeam can fly a path tortuous enough to navigate the narrow spaces between these entangled branches. All the trees of this dark forest grew from 100 billion seeds planted together. And, all in one day, every tree is destined to die.

This forest is majestic, but also comic and even tragic. It is all of these things. Indeed, sometimes I think it is everything. Every novel and every symphony, every cruel murder and every act of mercy, every love affair and every quarrel, every joke and every sorrow — all these things come from the forest. Read the rest of this entry »

October 21st in Tokyo: Your Health in A Virtual World

wfscTo celebrate and help prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the World Economic Forum are hosting a World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo later this week.

I’ve been asked to participate in a fascinating session on Friday, October 21st, titled Your Health in a Virtual World, addressing the question How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being? Read the rest of this entry »

What do you see: Quick brain teaser to share this weekend

What do you see?

Ambiguous Illusion

Take a good look…you should be able to perceive two different images (but probably not at the same time). Read the rest of this entry »

Reports highlight need for cognitive health innovation given aging global population

wef_report_wealth_agingNew technologies can protect adults from fraud: reports (McKinght’s Senior Living):

“New technologies can help protect older adults from fraud, according to two reports recently published by the World Economic Forum.

Aging experts from around the world, convened by the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Aging and the Vitality Group, met for the past two years and determined ways that new technologies will enable older adults to more easily and safely engage in banking and insurance activities Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Increased access to cognitive screenings in primary care settings serving older adults

healthcareITNovel Initiative Ups Cognitive Screening in Geriatric Patients (Medscape):

“A resident-run initiative in a geriatric clinic clearly shows that when screening for cognitive impairment becomes a priority, to screen all patients opens the door toward timely intervention and optimized outcomes in this high-risk population Read the rest of this entry »

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