Here are the notes for episode #51 of Naked Humanity.
This week I have on experimental psychologist Jessie Dezutter of KU Leuven University in Belgium, who studies how people make meaning, with a focus on how people deal with existential concerns later in life. We chat about how humans need to tell their stories, how Alzheimer’s and later life experiences shape emotions, the importance of acknowledging and accepting death, and how you can build your own personal feelings of meaning so that life (and death) are less scary. This was a really enlightening podcast for me, and I highly recommend it for anyone concerned with making sense of life or coping with later stages of life and death.
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