Today, people who reach age 65 can expect to live an additional 20 years. Knowing what to expect from the last two decades of life can help you stay as healthy as possible to enjoy those golden years. It is eminently obvious that living well means making healthy choices such as not to smoke, to…

Unfortunately, statistics attest to the fact that close to 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s caretakers such as children or siblings, understandably, have a very difficult time. In Waukesha, Wisconsin, there is now a care center that is providing a much-needed break to those caretakers. A place is being provided for seniors with Alzheimer’s to…

Columnist Phil Burgess has been writing about aging for the past several years, and has just reached his 151st edition of his column “Bonus Years,” in which he expresses his thoughts on the subject of aging in America. Looking back over the past 150 stories, Burgess reflected on the remarkably diverse themes that have emerged…

Any kind of errors in medication prescriptions can not only cause severe safety issues, but can actually be fatal. Further, when medication is not used accurately, according to Hanlon, J., K. Schmader, and M. Kornkowski, there is an increased chance of the following conditions occurring: confusion, depression, Incorrect use of medications in the elderly can…

A new study shows that the baby boomer generation can expect to be categorized as middle-aged longer than previously, not arriving to “old age” until the ripe young age of 74. That is a nine-year extension of middle age compared with people who turned old at the age of 65 during the 1950s. The British…

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