Injuries are the seventh leading cause of death in adults over the age of 65 in the United States and falls are responsible for the largest percentage of those deaths, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.
It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Are you afraid of dying? How do you want to be remembered? Is there anything that you really regret or wish you did differently when you were younger? What do you hope to live to see? Ann Simpson, 81, talks to her granddaughter, 21, about aging and h...
A healthy lifestyle can help you feel and look your best, but new research published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), suggests it can also increase longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men.
Seniors who are physically fit are less likely to struggle to find the words they’re looking for and are better able to express themselves verbally.
For many of us, the ability to drive contributes to a more satisfying, more independent life, especially as we age, but vehicle safety concerns and fatal crash rates based on distances driven increase significantly in older adults.
A class of drugs used to reduce stomach acid in people with heartburn or ulcers may not be completely safe for older adults, according to a recent study.
Regular exercise and physical activity is important to maintain good health as we age, and according to a small study, resistance training is vital to prevent frailty in older women.