About 15 percent of seniors develop dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and now researchers think they know why. Apparently as we age we tend to lose muscle mass and function in our throats, making swallowing difficult. “Dysphagia has serious consequences for health and quality of life,” said study author Sonja Molfenter. “This research establishes the need for…

This month — under the auspices of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) – the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) is beginning a national study on elderly people in Brunei.  The study will assess the various parts of the ageing population in order to effectively “implement social and economic policies to address their problems.”  CARe’s Dr….

  This will take place on September 23, at San Mateo Central Park and will include the: 1.      Generation Walk 2.      Booths with useful info on Ageing in various categories 3.      Performances 4.      Community support 5.      Family outing for the whole family spanning all generations 6.      Fun games for the kids 7.      Food trucks

Two studies recently concluded that the more control seniors have over their own lives, and the more exercise they get, the younger they feel. And when they feel younger, everything else gets better, too, such as cognitive functioning, overall quality of life, and longevity. The first study took one group of 116 adults between the…

From September 14 to 16, the Board of Directors of Legacy Film Festival will be presenting its 8th annual film festival on aging. To be held as usual at San Francisco’s The Lovely New People Cinema in Japantown, the event is made possible by generous donations from the public. Together with movie researchers and a…

A new study published by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia concluded that the faster older people walk, the more protection they have from all-cause mortality. Simply put, the ones who walk the fastest live the longest. The study revealed that walking at a normal or average speed led to a 20 percent…

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