Summer is a time for vacations, time outside, and all kinds of great activities that would otherwise be impossible when the weather is cold and stormy. However, don’t let the pleasant days distract you from the very real risks the warmer, dryer weather present, especially to the elderly. The hottest days of summer cause thousands…

Following research undertaken by academics at NC State University and the UNC University on balance loss, it is possible that elderly people struggling with this issue can now be helped. A system has been devised which can identify and reverse balance deterioration in seniors. Using virtual reality, the researchers were able to recreate the visual…

As one ages, being diagnosed with dementia becomes increasingly likely. As recorded by the Alzheimer’s Association, out of the approximately 5.5 million Americans in 2017 who were diagnosed with dementia, around 5.3 million are 65 and older. As such, different communities are investigating different ways to facilitate those suffering from the disease, and their caretakers….

Choosing the right shoes at any age is important but as one ages it becomes even more important. According to a recent paper by Science Daily entitled, Elderly People who Choose the Wrong Shoes have a Lower Quality of Life,’ a staggering 83% of individuals are wearing the wrong shoes. (The study in its originality…

As we age it is not unusual to develop painful symptoms for a variety of reasons. Our bodies become more delicate, and are subject to ailments associated with some degree of pain, such as osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal illness, neuropathic illness, and chronic joint diseases. All these ailments are unfortunately common and hard to treat. Because of…

Health issues are of proportionately larger concern to seniors than they are to the rest of the population. Seniors encounter the health care system more frequently, so the pressing issues there affect them more. What are those issues facing all Americans today, but especially the aging population? Shortage of doctors It is believed there is…

Sensors that monitor gait can now be utilized in a home where elderly people live, as a way of predicting falls three weeks before they occur. With this data, medics can see changes which would result in a fall and thus intervene before a potentially lethal fall. Once this is used, scientists belief that it…

Seniors need to keep their mind and body active to stay happy and healthy. Here are some easy-to-do activities which are sure to bring a smile to any senior you might know, perhaps even yourself! We hear so much about getting exercise, and the good news is you don’t need to move from your chair…

According to investigations conducted at the non-profit Buck Institute, it might be possible to extend the life of humans by as much as 15 percent. This startling finding comes from research conducted at Mount Tam Biotechnologies, a research institute located on the campus of Buck, located in Northern California. The Buck Institute was the first…

In a recent award-winning study undertaken by Rebecca Matthew (faculty member at the University of Georgia) and Vanessa Bransburg (a cooperative development specialist), it was found that with the creation of worker-owned cooperatives, the issues that arise from the shortage of eldercare could be facilitated. Matthew and Bransburg were trying to figure out a good…

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