Although it is well known that a healthy diet and exercise can help to prevent the development of cancer, it is not a guarantee that cancer will not emerge, even an otherwise healthy individual. As we age the risk of developing certain types of cancers increases, and it is important to catch cancer as early…

A new study from the Netherlands reveals that people that eat a diet primarily of vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish have larger brains than those eating less of those healthy foods. The study’s senior author, Dr. Meike Vernooij explained the results: “Adhering to an overall healthy diet quality supports brain health and might be a…

A new research study points to the benefits of yoga for improving the problem of urinary incontinence among older women. Women between the ages of 55 and 83, with an average age of about 66, were enrolled in a yoga class that was specifically designed to help women experiencing urinary incontinence. The women had no…

In the complex world we live in today, driving is a necessity, not a luxury. But as people age driving safely can become a challenge Luckily there are small changes that can be made to cars which will increase their safety by a significant amount for many older drivers. Data shows that among people involved…

A new study suggests that merely using a hearing aid can help keep older citizens out of the hospital. Researchers looked at the health histories of 1,300 people between the ages 65 and 85 with serious loss of hearing. They found that only 45 percent of these people used hearing aids. The study compared the…

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in those over 50 years old and beyond in the developed world, but it doesn’t have to be that way. All adults 50 years and older should have an eye check once a year involving dilation of the eye, to examine if there is macular…

  Why shouldn’t elderly people have the opportunity to reap the benefits of cycling?  Thanks to an organization that was launched in Norway by Ole Kassow in 2012, they can. Cycling Without Age was founded with the idea of helping people of all ages get back on their bikes and finding a solution for those…

A new study found that having friends adds to quality of life in more ways than one. Of course, having warm, supportive relationships adds joy to life, but according to researchers, for people older than 80, friends have given them the memory capacity of people much younger, in the range of 50 to 65. “One…

While there is no proven way to complete avoid getting dementia, studies are constantly coming forward with indicators of how to reduce the possibility of ending up with the condition. A research study was recently undertaken by the National Cheng Kung University in conjunction with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan. It was…

Researcher studying sleep issues in the elderly believe that feeling sleepy during the day could indicate that dangerous plaque is forming on brain cells, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists think that one of the benefits of sleep is the washing away of a protein called beta-amyloid, the very same protein…

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