As someone who both personally and professionally cares about aging — I’m doing it, and I help run a home care company called Support For Home — I do a lot of reading and “surfing” looking for new developments.
Today, I was going through CNN.com’s “Health A-Z” section of their Website, and I noticed something very strange — at least to me.
In the “A” section, there are links to materials on Acne, Athlete’s Foot and Asthma, among many others. The only link with the word “age” in it was “Age Spots.” Alzheimer’s gets a link obviously, but the paucity of focus on the health issues of aging was amazing to me.
So, I thought, maybe I will find more in materials on geriatrics and gerontology, in the “G” section. Uh uh. If I want to study gout, it’s there. “Growing Pains,” absolutely. “Growing Older Pains”? Not so much.
So, life’s lessons continue for me. As mainstream as CNN is, it has decided that the issues of aging are not. We still have a long, long way to go.
Best wishes. Bert