According to a recent study, because of the way older brains process information, positive emotions are more often linked to the formation of memories. A team of researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, led by Dr. Donna Rose Addis in partnership with Dr. Elizabeth A. Kensinger of Boston College, studied memory in…

Everyone needs to exercise. The importance of not staying stagnant can never be underestimated. This is true for the elderly as well. And even those who are not mobile and confined to a chair. In this video put together by GrowYoung, we see how one can exercise even from a chair. These exercises should thus…

It probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the definition of old age has made some dramatic strides in recent years. One recent study concluded that most people define the beginning of old age to be 68 years old. Yet another study concluded that old age doesn’t get underway until the surprisingly advanced…

According to the founder of Seniors Helping Seniors (Sussex County), Amy McDermott, getting old does not have to be tough at all. She claims that it is all about attitude and encourages seniors to keep dreaming and setting their heights high. Indeed, at last month’s Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon, it was the seniors who came…

Not only do people live longer than they ever have before, they are also staying healthier. Due to advances in medicine those last years of life are actually healthier, too; poor health has been creeping up closer and closer to the time of death, so most of old age can be lived well. Are there…

There is often tremendous discussion centered around the elderly population and how to care for them (especially given the fact that Americans are living increasingly longer). However this subject is often prioritized at the expense of the caregivers themselves. The question all too often not asked is “who will care for the caregivers?” As a…

The Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative is seeking to ensure every single person in NYC has access to good dental care. During August, the program – the brainchild of NYU Dentistry – focused on providing assistance to the elderly living in Queens. The Dental Van was stationed in Queens at the Greater Springfield Community Church…

Research studies keep confirming that having an active social life helps people of all ages, and especially those entering their senior years, to maintain good health and spirit. Oscar Ybarra, psychologist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, discovered that just 10 minutes of conversation each day with a friend helped strengthen the…

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