Encore: How to Manage Setbacks as We Grow Older

November 29, 2019
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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Episode Description

This episode is about how people face the many physical, emotional, and personal setbacks that frequently occur as we age. We will discuss many of the usual events that we encounter, such as a new medical condition, loss of hearing or vision, driving difficulty, a loss of a family member or close friend, and others. There will be a discussion of how people face these setbacks, sometimes being adaptive and healthy, and sometimes being not so adaptive. Our guest will share his experiences as a psychologist who, for many years, has worked with older adults facing a wide array of medical problems while residing in nursing homes. This episode will introduce an important concept about facing setbacks -- namely, how we "interpret" or explain these events to our self -- and will serve as a springboard for a discussion about how our outlook impacts the way we interpret these events, and how well we cope with them.

Living to 100 Club

Living to 100 Club

Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

The Living to 100 Club is an exciting take on getting older. The Living to 100 Club members turn aging on its head knowing and understanding age is only a number. The Living to 100 Club is for everyone of all ages who wants to maintain a positive outlook about our futures. The Living to 100 Club offers fresh and inspiring perspectives on aging successfully, no matter how much help we may need adapting to growing older. Whether we’re still running marathons or confined to a wheelchair, we can always keep a positive frame of mind, look forward to events in our future, and plan on living to 100. The Living to 100 Club brings together topics on successful aging, overcoming obstacles, staying positive in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and doing what you can’t. The Living to 100 Club guests share their professional stories, give advice on wellness, and offer explanations about living life to its fullest.

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Joseph M. Casciani

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.

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Episode Directory

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

  • 11/29/2019: Encore: How to Manage Setbacks as We Grow Older Listen Now
  • 11/22/2019: Fresh and Inspiring Perspectives on Living to 100 Listen Now
  • 11/15/2019: Encore: Lives Well Lived Listen Now
  • 11/8/2019: Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults Listen Now
  • 11/1/2019: Older Adult Technology Services (O.A.T.S.) Listen Now


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