Whether you are a man or woman, old or young, housework, also known as “women’s work,” can add years to one’s life. Researchers concluded that simple, daily household chores like doing the dishes or folding laundry can help people extend their lives. The study looked at 6,000 older women between the ages of 63 to…

  Why shouldn’t elderly people have the opportunity to reap the benefits of cycling?  Thanks to an organization that was launched in Norway by Ole Kassow in 2012, they can. Cycling Without Age was founded with the idea of helping people of all ages get back on their bikes and finding a solution for those…

A new study found that having friends adds to quality of life in more ways than one. Of course, having warm, supportive relationships adds joy to life, but according to researchers, for people older than 80, friends have given them the memory capacity of people much younger, in the range of 50 to 65. “One…

While there is no proven way to complete avoid getting dementia, studies are constantly coming forward with indicators of how to reduce the possibility of ending up with the condition. A research study was recently undertaken by the National Cheng Kung University in conjunction with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan. It was…

The American Academy of Neurology has come out with a recommendation that people with mild cognitive impairment engage in regular exercise to help improve their condition. Since mild impairment sometimes leads to serious dementia, exercise can ultimately reduce the severity or onset of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment is quite common in aging people, interfering with…

A new study published in the journal of International Psychogeriatrics  looked into the personality traits of people who had extraordinarily long lives to see if they could find any patterns. What that found was surprising. According to researchers, being an optimistic and stubborn person could add years to one’s life. The scientists studied people living…

In a recent official governmental study it was found that there are more people who are economically active in their 60s than those in their 20s.  This study also looked into the crises in the economy being encountered by the region. When looking at other places across the world – such as Western Europe –…

Researcher studying sleep issues in the elderly believe that feeling sleepy during the day could indicate that dangerous plaque is forming on brain cells, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists think that one of the benefits of sleep is the washing away of a protein called beta-amyloid, the very same protein…

There’s absolutely no reason for the elderly not to enjoy Easter. And this was proven with Camilla Parker Bowles’ recent efforts into the creation of an Easter Bonnet. The Duchess of Cornwall – 70 years old – engaged in some arts and crafts when she visited the Fair Close Centre. The senior home – which…

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