Research is revealing that the human life span might be a lot longer than we’ve believed until now, and is perhaps without limit. Scientists noticed that as a person lives past 100, his/her risk for death slows, and even plateaus, especially above age 105. This notion challenges the previous belief that life has a cutoff…

A study by Dr. Halima Amjad examined 585 Medicare recipients and found that 6 out of 10 were either unaware that they were suffering from dementia or un-diagnosed. The study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s July issue. The oblivious patients were most often under-educated with less than a high school diploma,…

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the middle of a hot summer. Fires are raging in the Western United States, made more severe by droughts that have plagued several states, including California, Oregon, Arizona and elsewhere. The popular national park, Yosemite, had to be evacuated for the first time in over thirty years due…

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.

We have known for a while now that people are living longer which turns into a demographical shift for society.  The statistic for the Memphis metropolitan area showed an increase of 25 percent of individuals aged 65 and over between 2010 and 2016 (an additional 35,216 individuals). What’s perhaps even more interesting (and likewise impacts…

Three days ago – June 18 – we marked the UN inaugurated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEEAD). The reason the day was created and the aim of it is to: “focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an…

While kids can’t wait for the summer vacation to start, for a lot of other demographics – specifically parents and seniors – the summertime can be quite dreaded.  Planning is important and here we look at what is being done to assist the elderly during these months. Beginning June 25th in various parts Union County,…

As we age, it becomes harder to move.  Muscles lose flexibility.  We feel tired.  But the more we give into it, the harder it becomes.  That is why any kind of movement in the elderly is crucial.  Maintaining and pushing oneself is vital for quality of life. In this video HASFIT teaches 20 minute exercise…

As one ages, one tends to become more isolated.  Families move away, friends pass on and people retire from their daily jobs.  As such it becomes even more important to make an effort to socialize – even if that requires engaging in new activities such as joining groups with other like-minded individuals.  Whereas before one’s…

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