Not only do people live longer than they ever have before, they are also staying healthier. Due to advances in medicine those last years of life are actually healthier, too; poor health has been creeping up closer and closer to the time of death, so most of old age can be lived well. Are there…

There is often tremendous discussion centered around the elderly population and how to care for them (especially given the fact that Americans are living increasingly longer). However this subject is often prioritized at the expense of the caregivers themselves. The question all too often not asked is “who will care for the caregivers?” As a…

The Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative is seeking to ensure every single person in NYC has access to good dental care. During August, the program – the brainchild of NYU Dentistry – focused on providing assistance to the elderly living in Queens. The Dental Van was stationed in Queens at the Greater Springfield Community Church…

Research studies keep confirming that having an active social life helps people of all ages, and especially those entering their senior years, to maintain good health and spirit. Oscar Ybarra, psychologist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, discovered that just 10 minutes of conversation each day with a friend helped strengthen the…

Given that people are living longer these days, certain issues will arise more than they did in the past when people died younger. One of these is dental care. As one ages it becomes increasingly important to make regular visits to the dentist for healthy teeth maintenance. This means every six months a cleaning and…

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