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Helping an Elderly Loved One Leave Behind a Pet

Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.

By The Candid Caregiver

Trouble Sleeping? More Than Your Energy is at Risk

Aside from being rundown and tired, some studies also suggest a link between a lack of sleep and an increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Follow these three tips to catch more Z's.

By Marie Villeza

Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Walking May Lessen Cognitive Decline in Just Six Months

Older adults who participate in aerobic exercise three times per week can rev up their thinking skills and boost their brain health, finds a small study.

By Diane Domina

Put on Your Dancing Shoes to Stay Nimble as You Age

Older women who dance have a lower risk of developing disabilities that impact daily activities like walking, bathing, and dressing, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

By Diane Domina

Want to Lessen the Effects of Aging? Work on Your Endurance

Endurance exercises like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing can help reduce the effects of aging compared to weight-training exercises.

By Diane Domina

Lung Disease May Raise Risk of Dementia

Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

By Lara DeSanto

Older Adults Often Don't Take Statins as Directed

More than half of older adults who are prescribed statin drugs don’t take the medication as recommended and many stop taking the drug altogether.

By Diane Domina

How to Keep Up With the Grandkids Despite Osteoporosis

There's nothing like the feeling of spending time with your grandchildren. But when you have osteoporosis, how do you ensure quality time isn't hard on your bones?

By Eileen Bailey