A new study says that walking can help to preserve brain health in seniors. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angles discovered that among 60-year-olds who are already encountering memory issues, their ability to focus and process information improved if they included at least 4,000 steps into their daily routines. “We looked at…

We have known for a while now that people are living longer which turns into a demographical shift for society.  The statistic for the Memphis metropolitan area showed an increase of 25 percent of individuals aged 65 and over between 2010 and 2016 (an additional 35,216 individuals). What’s perhaps even more interesting (and likewise impacts…

A review of the literature on the benefits of vitamin supplements for older people shows that when it comes to vitamin D and calcium, there is no evidence that supplements help. “The routine use of these supplements is unnecessary in community-dwelling older people,” said lead researcher Dr. Jia-Guo Zhao, an orthopedic surgeon with Tianjin Hospital…

Three days ago – June 18 – we marked the UN inaugurated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEEAD). The reason the day was created and the aim of it is to: “focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an…

Although it is well known that a healthy diet and exercise can help to prevent the development of cancer, it is not a guarantee that cancer will not emerge, even an otherwise healthy individual. As we age the risk of developing certain types of cancers increases, and it is important to catch cancer as early…

While kids can’t wait for the summer vacation to start, for a lot of other demographics – specifically parents and seniors – the summertime can be quite dreaded.  Planning is important and here we look at what is being done to assist the elderly during these months. Beginning June 25th in various parts Union County,…

As we age, it becomes harder to move.  Muscles lose flexibility.  We feel tired.  But the more we give into it, the harder it becomes.  That is why any kind of movement in the elderly is crucial.  Maintaining and pushing oneself is vital for quality of life. In this video HASFIT teaches 20 minute exercise…

A new study from the Netherlands reveals that people that eat a diet primarily of vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish have larger brains than those eating less of those healthy foods. The study’s senior author, Dr. Meike Vernooij explained the results: “Adhering to an overall healthy diet quality supports brain health and might be a…

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