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About Anthony Cirillo

Anthony Cirillo is president of The Aging Experience http://www.theagingexperience.com. He helps organizations craft experiences and seize opportunities the mature marketplace. He helps family caregivers thrive and individuals make educated aging decisions. He is a consultant and professional speaker.
Latest Posts | By Anthony Cirillo
How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver
5 days ago

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Amy Goyer, family caregiver expert for AARP, as part of our virtual Caregiver Smile Summit. We spoke about long-distance caregiving. Read More

3 Things to Help Fight Ageism in Society
2 weeks ago

3 Things to Help Fight Ageism in Society

When Ashton Applewhite, the 2016 Aging Influencer of the Year of Next Avenue, recommends someone for your Caregiver Smile Summit to speak about ageism, you take her up on the offer. That person is Cathy Bollinger. Read More

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia? Here Are 7 GEMS You Need to Know!
1 month ago

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia? Here Are 7 GEMS You Need to Know!

My friend Teepa Snow, a colleague on the Dementia Action Alliance, is one of my guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit. For that interview, we spoke about the pioneering work she is doing and its genesis. Read More

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse
2 months ago

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15.7% of people 60 years and older are subjected to abuse. These are underestimates, of course, because most cases of elder abuse are not reported. Read More

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging
2 months ago

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging

As part of my Caregiver Smile Summit, I have had the pleasure of interviewing more than 50 experts in the health, aging and caregiving fields. Dr. Maria Zayas, a practicing psychologist and a faculty member of the Psychology Department at Brenau University, is one of those experts. Together we explored the topic of conscious aging. Read More

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?
4 months ago

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?

There are 66 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone; 70% are female and 25% are Millennials. Caregivers suffer worsened health than non-caregivers and 40-60% report symptoms of depression. Some caregivers, like my sister, pre-decease the ones for whom they care. Read More

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s
5 months ago

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s

Yes, the big SIX ZERO hits me on April 29. I remember freaking out at 30 but no so much with the other decades of 40 and 50. Read More

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life in Your 60s or Better
6 months ago

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life in Your 60s or Better

I have a wonderful keynote I present called, presumptuously, The Meaning of Life. I talk – and sing – about life lessons I have learned from elders, particularly those in nursing homes. Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis
8 months ago

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.  Read More

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help
9 months ago

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help

In my recent HuffPost50 article, I wrote about things to look for when visiting older relatives during the holidays. For many, the holidays are one of the few times during the year when you get to really see how they are faring. And if you have not seen someone for say six months, declines in mental or physical health can be readily apparent. Read More