A study conducted by Dorina Cadar of the University College London suggests that poverty may increase the risk of dementia among the elderly, by as much as 50%. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Cadar. Cadar…

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the International federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference. This preliminary conference program is a great meeting point for data sharing from experts in the ageing field from more than 70 countries which are all contributing to the actual conference: “Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing: From Evidence to Action.” Delegates…

In this video, Dr. Robert Salinas, OU Physicians Family Medicine, discusses and gives advice to the elderly on staying cool and hydrated in the summer.

If you are the right age cholesterol might be just what the doctor ordered. A new study shows that high cholesterol is associated with a lower risk of mental decline in the senior population. Researchers found that in people between the ages of 85 and 94 their risk of mental decline was lowered by 32%…

Last week Clinix Health Group hosted 200 senior citizens in Protea Glen.  Held at the GOG Lifestyle Park, the celebration was set up to mark Mandela Day on July 18. The celebrations included some real treats for the elderly.  Lunch and traditional performances were provided as well as massages offered to all those who showed…

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water, but a new study shows that this is even more true in the aging population. In addition, older people don’t feel the need to drink to the same extent as younger folks, which can make exercising less effective, especially for them. “Middle-age and…

There are many problems associated with aging and one of them is the high cost of care.  One organization that is trying to compact this in in India is the NGO Health Action by People (HAP) in conjunction with the Hindustan Latex Family Planning and Promotion Council and monetary aid from the Kerala Academy for Skill…

In a study which included 1100 people whose average age was 71, researchers found that depression may play a key role in the ability to remember. The study author, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, said that this is an important find. “Since symptoms of depression can be…

Although most seniors have not used medical marijuana, most are still in favor of it given the right conditions. In a poll done across the United States on over 2,000 people over 50 but younger than 80, only about 6% had ever taken marijuana for its medicinal benefits. About 18% said they knew someone who…

A new study says that walking can help to preserve brain health in seniors. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angles discovered that among 60-year-olds who are already encountering memory issues, their ability to focus and process information improved if they included at least 4,000 steps into their daily routines. “We looked at…

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