Intergenerational programs recognize the value different generations bring to each other. When old and young people spend time together, connections are often formed. Seniors frequently have the benefit of time, flexible schedules and life experience that can be invaluable to young people. Programs that utilize seniors as a resource for young people have been highly…

Aging doesn’t have to be a drag.  Especially for those who have good health and are working hard all the time to maintain that.  After all, one does not have to go to the office 9-5 anymore so has a lot of time. This attitude is definitely employed in Edmonton.  One example being the recent…

In this video, elderly people give millennials life advice. The first guy says it’s pretty simple: have fun in life. Because if you don’t do that, one of them purports, “’aint nothin’ happenin’.” The presenter sounds like a character from Disney but other than that, this video is proof that senior citizens certainly have a…

This month — under the auspices of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) – the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) is beginning a national study on elderly people in Brunei.  The study will assess the various parts of the ageing population in order to effectively “implement social and economic policies to address their problems.”  CARe’s Dr….

Two studies recently concluded that the more control seniors have over their own lives, and the more exercise they get, the younger they feel. And when they feel younger, everything else gets better, too, such as cognitive functioning, overall quality of life, and longevity. The first study took one group of 116 adults between the…

Once a routine/habit is set in place, it can be quite hard to change it. So setting up good ones in the beginning is crucial.  As one ages and health issues make things harder, it is even more important to put healthy routines in place to facilitate day-to-day activities. Also, when the elderly find themselves transferred to…

It has long been known that the elderly is one of the demographics at greater risk for malnutrition.  In a paper written earlier this year in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), entitled CE: Malnutrition in Older Adults (by Ann Reed Mangels) it was found that: “Older adults are at risk for compromised nutritional status…

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…

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