Posted by: Dana Gillin | September 22, 2013

Aging Mindfully, episode 2: Do “biological markers” make us lose our identity?

One way to measure the various stages we travel through from birth to advanced age is the use of “biological markers.” The expression is a convenient way to determine what is expected biologically from one stage of life to another. The “markers” for the elderly of our society paint a not-so-rosy picture. The “golden years” are not always glittering. The various losses we experience in our aging process are many. The losses include health, financial security, purpose, friends, and even identity.

How can the aged among us survive these losses, even the loss of who we are?

Our discussion in this episode explores ways in which we and our aged loved ones might find some stability and focus, even purpose, as we swim against the current of our “marker.”

Download or listen to Aging Mindfully, episode 2: Do “biological markers” make us lose our identity?


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