Despite the fact that the senior demographic in America has been on the rise for many years, the number of geriatricians is in no way coming near to meeting this demand. Indeed, according to an article in The New York Times by Katie Hafner, the subject of geriatrics in medical school “now ranks right at…

According to Wikipedia, the ICD-10 is the “10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases.” In addition, it provides for 14,400+ codes,…

Pilates is a great form of exercise for people at every fitness level. There are many levels and types of this exercise and thus anyone can do it. Since it seriously helps with balance issues, the elderly in particularly is a demographic that can greatly benefit from regular Pilates classes. In her paper written in…

According to a new study conducted by University of Chicago researchers, happiness and satisfaction are better predictors of well-being during one’s senior years than a person’s weight. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The study found that 22 percent of seniors in the US fit the description of…

As people age, children and grandchildren feel the need to learn a lot more about their stories. Perhaps they went through the war and having survived it, vowed never to discuss it after. But now the time has come as they near their demise, to inform their offspring of what life was like back then….

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