In a study which included 1100 people whose average age was 71, researchers found that depression may play a key role in the ability to remember. The study author, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, said that this is an important find. “Since symptoms of depression can be…

Saying goodbye is never easy.  But, as one nears the end of their life, it is often a good idea to try to methodically go about this task.  In Hong Kong, a young-old man, is helping people to accomplish this. Before his retirement 78-year old Ng Kwok-hung operated a transport business.  Now though – in…

In this episode of Health and Senior Tips for Seniors on KPVM-TV, Tonya Brum introduces Chief Scott Lewis of Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue. He speaks about the dramatic transition of comfortable temperatures to extreme heat and gives common sense tips for the senior population on how to deal with this.

Although most seniors have not used medical marijuana, most are still in favor of it given the right conditions. In a poll done across the United States on over 2,000 people over 50 but younger than 80, only about 6% had ever taken marijuana for its medicinal benefits. About 18% said they knew someone who…

A new study says that walking can help to preserve brain health in seniors. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angles discovered that among 60-year-olds who are already encountering memory issues, their ability to focus and process information improved if they included at least 4,000 steps into their daily routines. “We looked at…

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