According to a new study, people who believe that older people are slower, less ‘with-it’, and/or less happy, had a higher chance several decades later of developing changes in their brain which are connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was a first-of-its-kind, linked illness to a psycho-social risk factor which is culturally based. “We…

Although it is true there is no way to stop time or end the natural process of aging, it is definitely possible to march into the future as healthy and strong individuals. In some cases, with the right exercise program, it is possible to reverse some of the effects of aging by maintaining healthy muscles…

So often, the elderly in our communities feel alone. Whether they live with families or by themselves, the feeling of isolation that comes with getting older is very common. As their peer group starts to get sick, or pass away, they find themselves socializing less and less. One of the greatest comforts in life is…

It is axiomatic that no one can care for someone as well as a close relative or loved one. However, even the most loving son, daughter, husband, or wife cannot deliver the type of care a staff of professional health care providers can give. This is why it is crucial that family members stay involved…

Going into a nursing care facility – even for a short period of rehabilitation – can be a daunting prospect. However, with a little bit of research, one can find out all they need to know before making the move. One should first look into indicators that are used to measure quality by professional, non-partisan…

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