Interesting article about the use of robots to aid the elderly exercise as well as detect health problems. Technology is evolving all the time and it seems as though life is becoming closer to resembling a science-fiction movie. While robots can fulfill the role of a carer, they won’t have the emotional connection that is…

In Tokyo, efforts are being made to improve transportation for the elderly.  One way of doing this is via self-driving buses in some of its rural communities, where it is a particular challenge for seniors to get around due to a lack of bus and taxi services. This is having a trickle down effect on…

If seniors want to fend off falling, then tai chi might be the best way to do it, according to a new study. Researchers in Oregon compared the benefits of strength training and aerobics to tai chi and found that the oriental martial art prevented falls about 30% better in a one to one comparison….

In what is surely a disappointing discovery to many older Americans who have been taking low doses of Aspirin to protect against heart attacks and strokes, a new study has found there is not protective affect from low-dose, daily aspirin consumption. The study showed that the recommendation to take aspirin to prolong healthy, independent living…

According to Spanish researchers, there is no evidence supporting the use of statin medication in healthy seniors to prevent heart disease or stroke. The study looked at data from 47,000 people at least 75 years old without a history of heart disease, and found that statins were not associated with lowered risk of heart disease…

About 15 percent of seniors develop dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and now researchers think they know why. Apparently as we age we tend to lose muscle mass and function in our throats, making swallowing difficult. “Dysphagia has serious consequences for health and quality of life,” said study author Sonja Molfenter. “This research establishes the need for…

  This will take place on September 23, at San Mateo Central Park and will include the: 1.      Generation Walk 2.      Booths with useful info on Ageing in various categories 3.      Performances 4.      Community support 5.      Family outing for the whole family spanning all generations 6.      Fun games for the kids 7.      Food trucks

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…

From September 14 to 16, the Board of Directors of Legacy Film Festival will be presenting its 8th annual film festival on aging. To be held as usual at San Francisco’s The Lovely New People Cinema in Japantown, the event is made possible by generous donations from the public. Together with movie researchers and a…

A new study published by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia concluded that the faster older people walk, the more protection they have from all-cause mortality. Simply put, the ones who walk the fastest live the longest. The study revealed that walking at a normal or average speed led to a 20 percent…

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