Carotenoids could be good for the elderly. A variety of studies (like this one) have indicated that diets which are rich in L and Z carotenoids, are extremely beneficial for the maintenance of good vision (enhancing acuity) and the deceleration of some age-related eye diseases. These carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) can be found in leafy…

It’s easy to make fun of the difficulties older people sometimes experience adjusting to all the new technologies popping up at an almost impossible to keep up with pace today. However, designers of these new technologies aren’t laughing as they realize that come 2030 people over the age of 65 will represent about 19% of…

Music is a great medium of therapy. It can take us back in time to a place that is filled with beautiful memories and feelings. For the elderly, this is especially good as they are often using therapy to go back to good times, rather than the younger people who visit therapy to revisit bad…

There are many reasons to stay active as we age. It is well documented that daily activity keeps your body strong, keeps your mind working at a good clip, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of diabetes. Another extremely important benefit of staying active is the effect it has on muscle mass. After age…

In a recent study, researchers have found that the rates of dementia are dropping, apparently because of improved cardiovascular health and better educational levels. Both factors are known to be connected to better brain health. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA:Internal Medicine. It showed that for people…

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