In a recent study, researchers have found that the rates of dementia are dropping, apparently because of improved cardiovascular health and better educational levels. Both factors are known to be connected to better brain health. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA:Internal Medicine. It showed that for people…

Certainly, elderly people have an understandable fear of falling. Falling can result in hip fractures, broken limbs, hospital stays and more. A recent pilot project was done by Abby Bennett, RN, BSN and Nancy Bredenkapm, PhD, APRN to introduce tai chi to the people in an assisted living facility. The facility had done one fall…

At a recent meeting held in Branford, NH, seniors were addressed by a panel with State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. and State Reps. Lonnie Reed and Sean Scanlon. A discussion on the issues facing the elderly today, the event – sponsored by Shoreline Village CT – sought to elucidate the new legislation that impacts the…

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison published in the journal eLife, a study which shows that a protein known as Transmembrane 135 regulates the aging of the retina, and that mutations in the protein can lead to disease. The study was conducted on mice, and showed that abnormal amounts of Tmem135 leads to…

The benefits of pets for people who are isolated (with the elderly often falling into this category) have been lauded. And scientists have shown over the years, how owning a pet can result in lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels and more. But one of the biggest obstacles to the elderly getting a pet is taking…

We’ve all heard jokes about older people and their inability to use a cell phone, navigate the internet, program their VCR (remember those) or even send emails. But is it something about the older brain that makes learning these seemingly easy (to young people, at least) tasks so daunting? Some researchers say no. Older people…

Two decades ago, Triad was put into law in an effort to help protect seniors from crime. Unfortunately, those who are more vulnerable in society – one such demographic being seniors – often get taken advantage of so 20 years ago, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with municipal law enforcement agencies and senior…

Nothing can hold back the passage of time and the aging process that accompanies it. Yet, there is still a lot that can be done to help slow the process of aging, resulting in a surprisingly high quality of life late into life. Take a moment from your active life to think about how you…

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, despite its bad press, aging is not all negative. In fact, as Maurice Chevalier once infamously said, “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” So when looking at it like that, what are the benefits of aging? Firstly, consider all the discounts to which seniors are entitled. Going to…

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