According to investigations conducted at the non-profit Buck Institute, it might be possible to extend the life of humans by as much as 15 percent. This startling finding comes from research conducted at Mount Tam Biotechnologies, a research institute located on the campus of Buck, located in Northern California. The Buck Institute was the first…

In a recent award-winning study undertaken by Rebecca Matthew (faculty member at the University of Georgia) and Vanessa Bransburg (a cooperative development specialist), it was found that with the creation of worker-owned cooperatives, the issues that arise from the shortage of eldercare could be facilitated. Matthew and Bransburg were trying to figure out a good…

Good news for senior health as improved functionality and sophisticated apps combine with smartphones to provide mobile, easy-to-use diagnostic tools. As smartphones take several steps beyond their uses as pedometers, calorie counters or heartbeat trackers, (and did I mention phones?) their use becomes more and more relevant to the older set. For instance, according to…

As the senior population of the United States continues to grow, the high-tech sector is developing new products to enhance their lives and that of their loved ones. Experts predict that by the end of 2017 the market for technology geared to the elderly should be valued at about $30 billion. Many of those products…

Sometimes, the elderly can be quite an entertaining bunch. That certainly was the case recently in Turkey! A group of five male seniors got together and slid down a hill in Erzurum Province. Using plastic bowls (that are usually just used for clothes-washing), five white-haired seniors raced down a snowy hill in Bas Cakmaklar, a…

It takes a certain personality to be able to work with seniors. And Darren Fanelli seems to have it. Activity Director & Community Outreach Coordinator, Darren Fanelli who works at Stepping Stone Adult Day Health just loves meeting new people and talking to them and believes this really helps him work with the elderly. He…

It is estimated that in the United States about 50 million people have osteoporosis, and suffer bone fractures, every year. This fact puts prevention crucial when it comes to senior health. There is good news, however. There is a lot that can be done to reduce the risk of bone fractures from osteoporosis. One study,…

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