February 6, 2018
Whether it’s to ease an over-burdened budget, avoid loneliness or have someone around to help feed your pet and water the plants if you’re away, many older adults today are pooling resources and sharing their home […]
February 5, 2018
The first of the boomers — the population born between 1946 and 1964 — turned 65 in 2011, and the last will turn 65 in 2029. By 2030, boomers over 65 will make up 20 percent […]
February 1, 2018
Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets […]
January 31, 2018
Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to […]
January 30, 2018
The good news: With advances in fluoridation and dentistry, increasing numbers of older adults are keeping their teeth. And the more teeth you have, the longer you live.
January 29, 2018
Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in […]
January 26, 2018
After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life.
January 25, 2018
After rising consistently since the 1950s, women’s participation in the workforce stalled at the turn of the 21st century, deemed by many a result of the demands of child care.
January 24, 2018
Tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction leading to shaking movements in one or more parts of the body. It is a common movement disorder that most often affects the hands but can also occur in […]
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