Researchers have found that a single session of exercise improves cognitive functions and working memory in some older people. In experiments that included physical activity, brain scans, and working memory tests, the researchers also found that participants experienced the same cognitive benefits and improved memory from a single exercise session as they did from longer, regular exercise.
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Given the opportunity to live much longer lives, many of us might feel hesitant. After all, you might think, who would want to live an extra 20 years dealing with arthritis, dementia or heart problems? But what if those years could be filled with youthful vigor – or at least middle-aged comfort?
Summer is winding down but our activities calendar is as [...]
Selecting a long-term care facility for your family member can be as difficult as accepting that it is needed. There’s a lot to consider, including: location, quality of care, medical and rehab services, finances and insurance. Take time to learn about your options and get comfortable with your choice.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for just about everyone, preventing people throughout the world from working, socializing, and performing everyday activities. Older adults — at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19 —are more likely to restrict their activities significantly to reduce their chances of contracting coronavirus.
A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments [...]
The positive aging movement stands as a counterpoint to age-biased beliefs and prejudices. Positive aging theorists explore the origins of ageist attitudes in contemporary culture, debunk common distortions about later life, and advance the idea of growth and fulfillment throughout the lifespan.
Public health experts offered advice to senior citizens and family members caring for aging relatives about staying healthy as businesses reopen. Their strongest advice: Regardless of the current phase of reopening the economy, seniors are safest staying at home.
If your loved one is in the hospital and needs continued care after a major illness or injury, the physician may recommend nursing home placement. The hospital discharge planner is responsible for arranging for your loved one to be assessed by the appropriate agency to determine if nursing home care is appropriate and, if it is, to assign the appropriate level of care.
May is Older Americans Month and I think a great way for Americans to celebrate is to check their stereotypes on aging.