What is Recent Research Telling Us about Successful Aging?
July 10, 2020
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani
Much is known today about the strategies to live longer, healthier lives. Aside from physical health and freedom from disabling, chronic diseases, lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, purpose, and mental stimulation all appear to be important contributors to longevity. Our guest on this week’s radio program is Dr. Colin Depp, a clinical and research psychologist from UC San Diego, whose work closely follows the findings on longevity and successful aging. We will discuss various definitions of what “successful aging” is, the influence of heredity and healthy behaviors on living a long life, and evidence-based research about successful aging. We will also explore the notion that old age, even when accompanied by reduced physical functioning, can result in better mental functioning. This episode continues in the Living to 100 Club’s trend to showcase the state-of-the-art about living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Join us for what promises to be a very informative program.
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Joseph M. Casciani
Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.