Boomer Babe's Blog For Boomers
There's a precious moment in an episode of TV's Boston Legal when Denny Crane, the ‘mad-cow-diseased' founding attorney reflects, “It’s fun being me," that struck home with enough viewers to create a t-shirt with those words. Is it middle age when we first become truly comfortable with who we are? We’re not very different in the way we think, talk, or behave from when we were younger… we’ve just stopped fixing our personalities for other people. If we just didn’t have to fix our eyes, ears, joints, and various other parts of our bodies that break down, we’d be perfect!
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I have mixed feelings about taking tests to see if I have the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease or some other age-related cognitive problem. The thought scares me to death - like most of you, probably. But rationally, I know it's best to learn about it early if you have it. This particular test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE), was so readily available I couldn't not take it, especially if I wanted to share it with you....
.... Portable TENS gadgets have been produced for home use, but they still require dealing with the wires and pads that attach to your skin and that is an even bigger pain than the one in your back. So a smart company in Chattanooga, TN, Hollywog, has invented the first wireless TENS machine: the WiTouch.