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…

Once a routine/habit is set in place, it can be quite hard to change it. So setting up good ones in the beginning is crucial.  As one ages and health issues make things harder, it is even more important to put healthy routines in place to facilitate day-to-day activities. Also, when the elderly find themselves transferred to…

It has long been known that the elderly is one of the demographics at greater risk for malnutrition.  In a paper written earlier this year in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), entitled CE: Malnutrition in Older Adults (by Ann Reed Mangels) it was found that: “Older adults are at risk for compromised nutritional status…

Research is revealing that the human life span might be a lot longer than we’ve believed until now, and is perhaps without limit. Scientists noticed that as a person lives past 100, his/her risk for death slows, and even plateaus, especially above age 105. This notion challenges the previous belief that life has a cutoff…

A study by Dr. Halima Amjad examined 585 Medicare recipients and found that 6 out of 10 were either unaware that they were suffering from dementia or un-diagnosed. The study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s July issue. The oblivious patients were most often under-educated with less than a high school diploma,…

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the middle of a hot summer. Fires are raging in the Western United States, made more severe by droughts that have plagued several states, including California, Oregon, Arizona and elsewhere. The popular national park, Yosemite, had to be evacuated for the first time in over thirty years due…

Saying goodbye is never easy.  But, as one nears the end of their life, it is often a good idea to try to methodically go about this task.  In Hong Kong, a young-old man, is helping people to accomplish this. Before his retirement 78-year old Ng Kwok-hung operated a transport business.  Now though – in…

In this episode of Health and Senior Tips for Seniors on KPVM-TV, Tonya Brum introduces Chief Scott Lewis of Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue. He speaks about the dramatic transition of comfortable temperatures to extreme heat and gives common sense tips for the senior population on how to deal with this.

We have known for a while now that people are living longer which turns into a demographical shift for society.  The statistic for the Memphis metropolitan area showed an increase of 25 percent of individuals aged 65 and over between 2010 and 2016 (an additional 35,216 individuals). What’s perhaps even more interesting (and likewise impacts…

Three days ago – June 18 – we marked the UN inaugurated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEEAD). The reason the day was created and the aim of it is to: “focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an…

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