New research suggests if a senior has trouble correctly identifying scents, it may be an indicator of life expectancy.
If you have an elderly relative, one of the best things you can do for them is to go with them to a doctor’s appointment. There are several reasons.
Osteoarthritis occurs as the protective cartilage in the joints wears down over time – it’s more common in people over 50 and people who are overweight.
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Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.
While marketers have generally ignored the 50+ population, what a boon they could be for the non-profit world.
The next time an elderly loved one goes to the doctor for an appointment, try and take the time to go with him or her. There are several reasons.
It doesn’t have the drama of heart disease or the impact of musculoskeletal injuries but there are some things you should know about ear wax.
Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring a third party to guarantee payment as a condition of a resident’s admission. Don’t be tricked.
Despite the need, some schools have suspended, reduced in size or folded gerontology into other programs because of lack of interest.
The National Center On Elder Abuse hopes to make the public aware that 1 in 10 older adults experiences some form of abuse or neglect by a caregiver each year.
Senior Citizens Month was established in 1963. Now called Older Americans Month, statistics show that by 2030, there will be some 34 million seniors.
When we talk about osteoarthritis, part of it is lifestyle and part of it is medical treatment as well.
There is a report in the journal Aging Cell that a compound found in strawberries may potentially help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, once women are in their 60’s, they are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer.