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Don Akchin Publisher/Podcaster at The EndGame

Don Akchin is a recovering journalist who publishes a weekly newsletter and biweekly podcast called The EndGame, which encourages "chronologically gifted" Baby Boomers to live their later years with joy and purpose. In his former life he wrote for magazines, newspapers, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations.

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The Nap and I

Photo by infoxicated on UnsplashThe EndGame is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.The absolute best thing about re…

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Photo by infoxicated on UnsplashThe EndGame is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.The absolute best thing about Retirement is the ability to nap with impunity.When I worked in an office, on most days at some point between 10 am and noon  there would come a 15- to 20-minute interval when I would stare at a computer screen without seeing, my eyes unable to focus, eyelids slowly descending, my brain unable to process. I could have spent those minutes to my advantage horizontally, enjoying a quick power nap, but…

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Why Older Americans Are Drinking More

No. 54/April 10, 2024NewScan is a biweekly briefing on news relevant to readers of The EndGame. NewScan is a premium feature exclusively for paid subscribers.Driven to DrinkAlcohol-related deaths amon…

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No. 54/April 10, 2024NewScan is a biweekly briefing on news relevant to readers of The EndGame. NewScan is a premium feature exclusively for paid subscribers.Driven to DrinkAlcohol-related deaths among people over age 55 have increased 237% over the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of the increase runs … Read more

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An Etiquette for Alzheimer’s

Photo by Christian Bowen on UnsplashThe EndGame is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Try a quick thought exercise…

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Photo by Christian Bowen on UnsplashThe EndGame is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Try a quick thought exercise with me: Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with a form of dementia (an umbrella term that includes Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, and others). How would you like your friends to treat you?I ask the question because there is ample material out there for caregivers, and even some material for the afflicted, but only a scintilla of information and advice for friends of the afflicted. And …

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Tech Disconnect

Photo by Unsplash+ In collaboration with Behnam NorouziAs a person born in the 20th century – who would have been more comfortable in the 19th – I find keeping up with technology to be a perpetua…

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Photo by Unsplash+ In collaboration with Behnam NorouziAs a person born in the 20th century – who would have been more comfortable in the 19th – I find keeping up with technology to be a perpetual challenge.This is despite the fact that I am, if not fully tech literate, at least an experienced user. I have been using a desktop computer since 1983, have several social media accounts, publish online, and can work the basics of a smartphone (iPhone 8 or below).Share The EndGameStill, I am occasionally floored by unexplained mysteries like the following.Mystery #1My Monday morning routine is …

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This Benefit May Cost You Your House

No. 53/Mar. 27, 2024NewScan is a biweekly briefing on news relevant to readers of The EndGame. NewScan is a premium feature exclusively for paid subscribers.Thousands Lose Their Homes to Medicaid Claw…

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No. 53/Mar. 27, 2024NewScan is a biweekly briefing on news relevant to readers of The EndGame. NewScan is a premium feature exclusively for paid subscribers.Thousands Lose Their Homes to Medicaid ClawbacksMedicaid, the state-administered health care program that pays nursing home and home care expenses for qualified low-income adults, is the only public… Read more

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