The Titan’s of Aging - Elworthy, Polk, Sinclair, Caro

The Titan’s of Aging - Elworthy, Polk, Sinclair, Caro

SO I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE CONVERSATION **THAT WE DID NOT HAVE THE OTHER NIGHT** AND THE DINNER **THAT BILLY DID NOT COOK THE OTHER NIGHT-** WHAT WE DID THO - WAS GO OUT TO ONE OF THE LOCAL CHAIN RESTAURANTS, ALBEIT ONE OF THE BETTER ONES TO HAVE A HAMBURGER.

IT WAS KINDA NICE TO HAVE THAT BREAK FROM ALL THAT GOURMET COOKING - ADMIRING BILLS TECHNIQUE IN CREATING OUTSTANDING MEALS, SOME OF WHICH ARE ORIGINAL, SOME OF WHICH ARE JUST BETTER VERSIONS OF THE ONES WE HAVE IN RESTAURANTS.

BUT I DIGRESS.

IT WAS WHILE EATING THE HAMBURGER THAT I WAS EAVESDROPPING AMONG THE GUESTS SITTING AROUND US WHEN I OVERHEARD AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION

ONE MORE SENIOR WOMAN COMPLAINED THAT SHE HADN’T DONE HER MAKEUP, AND THE GENTLEMEN SITTING ACROSS FROM HER ( I CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT WAS HER HUSBAND SAID “SARAH, WHAT DO YOU NEED MAKEUP FOR - WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO ATTRACT AT YOUR AGE.

AT WHICH TIME THE OTHER WOMAN AT THE TABLE SAID. WELL HONEY YOU ARE LUCKY - AT YOUR AGE YOU ARE FREE NOW, YOU DON’T NEED MAKEUP ANYMORE.

AT WHICH TIME SARAH SAID - ITS NOT THE MAKEUP, BUT THE FACT THAT I FORGOT TO PUT IT ON.

THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS TO UNPACK IN THAT CONVERSATION - VANITY, AGING, BRAIN FUNCTION - SO I THOUGHT I’D SEARCH OUT SOME TRULY REMARKABLE PEOPLE TO ADDRESS MANY OF THOSE ISSUES.

SO THAT’S WHAT WE’LL YAK ABOUT TODAY.


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Let’s face it people in western society are vain. Looking good is almost mandatory. You walk down the street in the big cities and they are teaming with fit, well clothed people with skin that is silky smooth.

But often you see some men and woman, looking a bit disheveled, glasses held up by the tip of the nose. no makeup (not homeless) I just assume that they are intellectuals, professors, scientists etc. WHO DON’T FALL INTO SOCIETIES EXPECTATIONS ON BEAUTY

I’ve always wondered what do those people think about Vanity. So I went and searched out someone who could give us a point of view of what the cost of vanity is.

# Scilla ELWORTHSCILLA ELWORTHY

[Dare to Question Why We Are So Afraid of Getting Older: Scilla Elworthy at TEDxMarrakesh 2012 - YouTube](https://youtu.be/J6zenOjPC1A)
https://youtu.be/J6zenOjPC1A

is the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental Organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She served as its executive director from 1982 until 2003, when she left that role in order to set up Peace Direct, a charity THA SUPPORTS local peace builders in conflict areas.

From 2005 she was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. She is a member of the World Future Council and the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy. She has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Price and in 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group.

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# DR. THAD POLK

DR. DAVID POLK - AGING IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK
[Aging: It’s Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM - YouTube](https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o)
https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o

 

e often talk about memory loss as we age. We’ve learned the tricks to help us out. Just ask Brad Zupp, our memory athlete. As a result, common wisdom says that age isn’t too kind to our minds abilities. But can iT brain actually be improving as we age. So why not look for someone who can explain it.

Our brains are powerful pieces of machinery that give us the capacity to do amazing things. Unfortunately, common wisdom says that age isn’t too kind to our minds’ abilities. Neuroscientist Thad Polk walks through the actual effects of aging on the human brain and shows that our assumptions might not be so accurate.
Dr. Thad Polk has been a member of the University of Michigan psychology faculty since 1996. he was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in recognition of outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, and in 2012 Princeton Review included him on its list of the Best 300 Professors in the US.

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# David Andrew Sinclair

DAVID SINCLAIR - SLOWING DOWN AGING

[David Sinclair Slowing down Aging - YouTube](https://youtu.be/9bhDgBhRgtk)

https://youtu.be/9bhDgBhRgtkDR. DAVID POLK - AGING IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK
[Aging: It’s Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM - YouTube](https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o)
https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o

hile we are speaking of aging. You constantly here that there is research being done that will slow down the aging process or halt it altogether - God forbid you have to live with that difficult family member forever.

I tried to find someone who can explain in simple terms - what research is being done to slow down the aging process.

HIS NAME IS DAVID SINCLAIR AND HE is an Australian biologist and Professor of Genetics best known for his research on the biology of lifespan extension and driving research towards treating diseases of aging.

Sinclair is Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard Medical School. Sinclair obtained a Bachelors of Science (Honours Class I) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and received the Australian Commonwealth Prize. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Leonard Guarente.
Since 1999 he has been a tenured professor in the Genetics Department of Harvard Medical School.

Sinclair has received over 25 awards including The Australian Commonwealth Prize, A Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship, the Nathan Shock Award, a Leukemia and Lymphoma Fellow, a MERIT Awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Merck Prize, the Arminese Fellowship, the Genzyme Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science Award, an Ellison Medical Senior Fellow, the Bio-Innovator award, the Bright Sparks Award for Top Scientists under 40, The Denham Harman Award in Biogerontology, a medal from the Australian Society for Medical Research, and a TIME 100 honoree, TIME magazine’s list of the 100 “most influential people in the world” (2014).
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# Jane Caro

JANE CARO
[Growing old: The unbearable lightness of ageing | Jane Caro | TEDxSouthBank - YouTube](https://youtu.be/ULqf3OyemZY)
https://youtu.be/ULqf3OyemZY

Jane Caro has a low boredom threshold and so wears many hats; including author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer. The common thread running through her career is a delight in words and a talent for using them to connect with other people. @JaneCaro
@TEDxSouthBank

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at [http://ted.com/tedx](https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&v=ULqf3OyemZY&q=http%3A%2F%2Fted.com%2Ftedx&redir_token=Tr5pUh70swXaZsz0iwgFjacJeTR8MTU2Mjg1NjU2MUAxNTYyNzcwMTYx)

My tits don’t hurt: Ever

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DAVID SINCLAIR - SLOWING DOWN AGING

[David Sinclair Slowing down Aging - YouTube](https://youtu.be/9bhDgBhRgtk)

https://youtu.be/9bhDgBhRgtkDR. DAVID POLK - AGING IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK
[Aging: It’s Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM - YouTube](https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o)
https://youtu.be/wrTIS0uKg6o

SCILLA ELWORTHY
[Dare to Question Why We Are So Afraid of Getting Older: Scilla Elworthy at TEDxMarrakesh 2012 - YouTube](https://youtu.be/J6zenOjPC1A)
https://youtu.be/J6zenOjPC1A

JANE CARO
[Growing old: The unbearable lightness of ageing | Jane Caro | TEDxSouthBank - YouTube](https://youtu.be/ULqf3OyemZY)
https://youtu.be/ULqf3OyemZY

 

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