Episode #379: Caring for Seniors During the Pandemic

April 8, 2020

Paul McIntyre is the host of ABC Radio’s ‘Medical Matters’ and has more than two decades of experience at ABC Radio. He is also a playwright and author. His book, Use It or Lose It, is a guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond.

While this conversation represents a slight departure from the usual fare on Future Squared, I figured it would bring a lot of value to listeners when it comes to both living a long and healthy life yourself, as well as caring for any seniors in your life who you may not be able to physically be with during this time of COVID-19.

We unpacked many topics from the book, including:

-       Why body and mind is a false dichotomy

-       What to eat for a ripe old age

-       Exercise and mobility

-       The connection between sleep, anxiety and neurodegenerative disease

-       Community and the value of a flourishing social life

-       Maintaining meaning after retirement

-       The importance of learning

-       Activities seniors can perform to ward off dementia

-       How we can engage seniors and look after them during COVID-19

Show Notes:

Get the book: https://www.amazon.com.au/Use-Lose-Paul-McIntyre-ebook/dp/B07P18SDD4

Twitter: @pauldavidmc

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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley books, Time Rich, and Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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