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Allison Y. Gibbons, PH.D., CFLE, Cert. Gerontology

University Professor

(Retired from full-time teaching 2017)


Adjunct Professor Family Studies, Syracuse University

Consultant on Family Wellbeing

Family, Relationship & Intergenerational Therapist

Ageing Specialist

Life Coach


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Toxic Chemicals Linked to Dementia: Follow the Evidence and Follow the Money

Allison Y. Gibbons
July 31, 2021

The results are now public. A definite link has been established between the use of the herbicide Paraquat (aka Gramoxone) and Parkinson’s Disease, which is second only to Alzheimer’s as the most well-known among the twelve or more types of dementia. Paraquat was first manufactured in 1962 and quickly became the most popular herbicide worldwide. A compilation of scientific studies recently released by the US National Institutes of Health and the Parkinson’s Institute found that data collected between 2011 and 2017 persuasively connected Paraquat to Parkinson’s. As a result, 32 countries have decided to ban the use of Paraquat

Covid Vaccine Politics, Politricks, Anti-vaxxer-Anti-masker Fanatics, and Countdown to the Olympics

Allison Y. Gibbons
May 31, 2021

Early comparisons between the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic and the 1918 Influenza pandemic prompted scientists to warn that we would need at least 3 years to gain control over the virus.  We are eighteen months in, half- way there, with global deaths at  three million, five hundred and sixty thousand souls, and counting. Historical evidence is on the side of the contagious disease experts who remind all that vaccination is our best weapon, but until we achieve herd immunity, mask wearing should continue since Covid-19 is now known to be airborne.  But conventional wisdom has no voice in 2021 where human beings have gotten accustomed to lightning-fast accomplishments........

The News Is Still About Covid-19 – It Hasn’t Gone away – Not Yet

Allison Y. Gibbons
March 31, 2021

So, you’ve received your two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna, or your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine.  Now what?  To put this achievement in perspective, to date, you are among the mere 16% of individuals who are fully vaccinated in the US, and one of the 7% across the world.  If we want to assume that those who have recovered from Covid-19 are at least partially immune, that’s another 9% added to the coverage. Still far from the goal. ..........

V-Safe - CDC's After-Vaccination Health Checker that Works for You

Allison Y. Gibbons
February 26, 2021

If you are experiencing side effects from COVID vaccinations, then the CDC wants to hear from you. And in exchange for receiving information from you, the CDC provides the benefit of a service that monitors your after-vaccine health status.  That is the dual purpose of the CDC's web-based program V-Safe, a smart-phone based tool that uses text-messaging and web-based surveys allowing individuals to register for vaccination-monitoring.
I registered for V-Safe immediately after I received my first Vaccine shot at the end of January (2021).   I can report that I tested V-Safe and it works ............

Fighting Covid19: Two Doses of Vaccine with One Dose of Reality

Allison Y. Gibbons
January 23, 2021

In December the FDA authorized multinational pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech to release a Covid19 vaccine. Soon followed a vaccine by Moderna working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  Then in England, a vaccine by Astrazeneca and Oxford University was approved in January.  At first, in the eyes of a skeptical public, these vaccines seemed to come from nowhere fast, too quickly to be trusted. 

We are now at a different point of understanding ............ 

Does Mouthwash Really Kill the Covid19 Virus

Allison Y. Gibbons
November 22, 2020

News that the use of Mouthwash can help keep us safe from Covid19 went ‘viral’ recently, faster than the Covid19 virus itself.  Listerine started flying off the shelves.  The sound-good story was attributed to a break-through science report endorsed by even the renowned Dr. Oz in his weekly on-line newsletter (ReaganReports,11/18/20)  under a headline, “Mouthwash helps fight Covid19.”

Could there really be a preventive strategy as basic as Mouthwash?

NOT SO FAST!  Life is not simple when it comes to COVID19 ..............


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I've been writing poetry before the existence of personal computers.  I still hand-write my work.  My journals carry in their pages my mental meanderings over the years.  I am now sharing in poetry my innermost thoughts and feelings about random things that may resonate with others. 

I'm happy to be able to offer space to other poets among us.

I also pay homage to some of the great poets who inspired me to make my writing public because we benefit so much from the fact that they did.

Poetry is good for the soul!



Information You Can Use


A specialized online resource guide to a successful retirement, from experts who provide accurate information on topics such as:

Retirement Planning, Annuities, Life Insurance, Medicare and more .........

Your Money

Rethinking a Job in your Later Years?

Whatever your reason - It may be full time, part-time, or an occasional gig .......


Thousands of people get scammed out of their money every day by people pretending to want to help you, or would-be romantic partners swearing to be in love with you.  If you think you are the target of a scam there is help available .......


Let's face it, we need Movies for Grown-Ups. Here's a list .........


About Ageistry


Dr. Allison Y. Gibbons


 AGEISTRY is my own hybrid word for the journey we are on to understand and find clarity about ourselves and our lives as we age. 


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Fulfilling my purpose by embracing part-time university teaching along with mentoring, writing, and providing  services such as virtual personal life-coaching and counseling, and webinars.


"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer"

Zora Neal Hurston
American Writer, Civil Rights Advocate, Social Activist



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