Seniors can really benefit from music. There are so many restrictions the elderly population often has due to slower movement, brain activity slowdown and other chronic conditions related to aging, but music never changes. In fact, from birth til death (so long as one does not become deaf) people can really benefit from music without…

About 42 million people around the world have some form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type, and the rates of this devastating illness are going up. According to a new study, the single most important risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s is diet. The foods that characterize a typical US/European diet are linked…

The Allen Band was developed by Thor Shrock of Shrock Innovations. It was developed in order to assist seniors who need help if they fall and are on their own. It has been described as a “stylish fitness tracker like device that seniors can wear that automatically calls for help even when they can’t.” What…

Osteoporosis is an illness that effects people more often as they age. The disease involves the loss of bone mass and tissue which can lead to weak and/or fragile bones. This can lead to fractures, especially prevalent in the hip, wrist and spine. Although the condition is associated with frail, elderly women, it effects men…

Growing older is definitely no easy feat. But, as we know, given that the only alternative is death, it is pretty unavoidable. Thus given that it happens, what is the best way to deal with it? One way that might help is to talk about it. According to Robert W. Goldfarb, a management consultant, men…

Growing older can be a trauma for some, and it can be a learning experience in which a person just keeps on getting better and better. Here are a few tips to help you find your place in the group that seems to be growing older with style, poise, and grace. 1) Outside appearance often…

We always hear about all the bad things associated with aging: lack of socialization, isolation, health concerns, financial issues, etc. But what about the good parts? There have to be some redeeming features. In this article we take a look at those. First, there are often grandchildren. As the adage goes: “grandchildren are God’s reward…

The world population of people over the age of 60 is heading for a high-water mark. Today there are 900 million people in the world over the age of 60, but by 2050, some are estimating, the number will climb to 2.1 billion. With such a huge surge in the number of older citizens on…

Two years ago, a book was published on how to deal with the primary issues facing seniors. The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) printed this material in 2014 but the subjects covered at that time still remain as relevant today. How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors brings to light the following…

Are you in a long-term relationship with a significant other? Would you like to be? Either way, some standard dating activities can start to feel a bit worn out after overuse. Somehow, you just don’t feel like having dinner and seeing a movie, even just one more time. Here are some alternatives to spice up…

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