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…

According to sleep researchers, computers, smartphones and other handheld devices could be wrecking our natural circadian rhythms, and giving us insomnia, a problem that is already upsetting the lives of many older folks. How do tablets and phones mess with our sleep cycles? It is really very simple. Different types of light emit different wavelengths…

Different countries (and even regions within those countries) often have very different ideas when it comes to dealing with any issue.  The elderly is no exception.  And it seems like – if New Zealand’s Rotura CARE Village comes to fruition – this could be an incredibly positive transformation in the making. Modeled after the De…

It has always been known that mobility enhances quality of life but recently there have been some studies that have suggested that it can actually lengthen one’s days as well.  Two particular examples of this were found via the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA). In a…

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