Once a routine/habit is set in place, it can be quite hard to change it. So setting up good ones in the beginning is crucial.  As one ages and health issues make things harder, it is even more important to put healthy routines in place to facilitate day-to-day activities. Also, when the elderly find themselves transferred to…

It has long been known that the elderly is one of the demographics at greater risk for malnutrition.  In a paper written earlier this year in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), entitled CE: Malnutrition in Older Adults (by Ann Reed Mangels) it was found that: “Older adults are at risk for compromised nutritional status…

It is no secret that the United States is in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis affecting millions of people from all walks of life. But how well are people educated about these highly addictive medications, especially the elderly who must rely on health care professionals to get most of their information about this…

As one ages, they are more predisposed to the possibility of getting Diabetes Type II.  It begins with a condition called pre-diabetes which can be controlled with medication, but a much better solution is becoming more active in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. In a recent report published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine…

A study conducted by Dorina Cadar of the University College London suggests that poverty may increase the risk of dementia among the elderly, by as much as 50%. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Cadar. Cadar…

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the International federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference. This preliminary conference program is a great meeting point for data sharing from experts in the ageing field from more than 70 countries which are all contributing to the actual conference: “Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing: From Evidence to Action.” Delegates…

Research is revealing that the human life span might be a lot longer than we’ve believed until now, and is perhaps without limit. Scientists noticed that as a person lives past 100, his/her risk for death slows, and even plateaus, especially above age 105. This notion challenges the previous belief that life has a cutoff…

A study by Dr. Halima Amjad examined 585 Medicare recipients and found that 6 out of 10 were either unaware that they were suffering from dementia or un-diagnosed. The study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s July issue. The oblivious patients were most often under-educated with less than a high school diploma,…

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the middle of a hot summer. Fires are raging in the Western United States, made more severe by droughts that have plagued several states, including California, Oregon, Arizona and elsewhere. The popular national park, Yosemite, had to be evacuated for the first time in over thirty years due…

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