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…

Good news for senior health as improved functionality and sophisticated apps combine with smartphones to provide mobile, easy-to-use diagnostic tools. As smartphones take several steps beyond their uses as pedometers, calorie counters or heartbeat trackers, (and did I mention phones?) their use becomes more and more relevant to the older set. For instance, according to…

It is estimated that in the United States about 50 million people have osteoporosis, and suffer bone fractures, every year. This fact puts prevention crucial when it comes to senior health. There is good news, however. There is a lot that can be done to reduce the risk of bone fractures from osteoporosis. One study,…

For some years now, research has indicated that naps are good for everyone. It has been discovered by successful executives, athletes, and super-powered individuals the world over that naps can really make one more efficient and successful. As Brett and Kate McKay pointed out, there are some extremely famous historical nappers such as: Winston Churchill,…

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