Scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison published in the journal eLife, a study which shows that a protein known as Transmembrane 135 regulates the aging of the retina, and that mutations in the protein can lead to disease. The study was conducted on mice, and showed that abnormal amounts of Tmem135 leads to…

The benefits of pets for people who are isolated (with the elderly often falling into this category) have been lauded. And scientists have shown over the years, how owning a pet can result in lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels and more. But one of the biggest obstacles to the elderly getting a pet is taking…

We’ve all heard jokes about older people and their inability to use a cell phone, navigate the internet, program their VCR (remember those) or even send emails. But is it something about the older brain that makes learning these seemingly easy (to young people, at least) tasks so daunting? Some researchers say no. Older people…

Two decades ago, Triad was put into law in an effort to help protect seniors from crime. Unfortunately, those who are more vulnerable in society – one such demographic being seniors – often get taken advantage of so 20 years ago, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with municipal law enforcement agencies and senior…

Nothing can hold back the passage of time and the aging process that accompanies it. Yet, there is still a lot that can be done to help slow the process of aging, resulting in a surprisingly high quality of life late into life. Take a moment from your active life to think about how you…

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