The Pew Research Center reports that 54 percent of people over age 65 use the Internet, and more technology training is now geared toward older adults who don’t have to leave home to attend a class.
For more than 22 million aging Americans, things can begin to look dimmer or glaring, fuzzy and hazy. The culprit is a cataract – the clouding of the eye’s lens over which old, dying cells have become trapped.
Medication Mismanagement Can Send Seniors to the Hospital; Family Caregivers May Misinterpret Signs of Dementia
These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.
Often, seniors reach their golden years only to feel isolated and no longer connected to people and worthwhile community projects. But countless opportunities are waiting for seniors to stay engaged in local events and year-round activities.
"Unleash the Power of Age!” is the theme for the 2013 Older Americans Month. Celebrated every May since 1963 by communities and organizations across the country, Older Americans Month applauds the vibrant lives, legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans. Approximately 41.4...
New research on the financial burden of dementia for Americans reveals that dementia care costs are at least as high as heart disease or cancer care costs and perhaps higher.
Promising research reveals that aging is not a one-way street toward a declining body and mind. Instead, exercise is now helping older adults do a U-turn on memory loss.
Reaching age 62 and retiring is no longer an automatic step for America’s aging population.
These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.
Findings from a Mediterranean diet study published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s website in February 2013 reveal about a 30 percent drop in heart attacks, strokes or deaths from heart disease for people who follow the diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables and even wine.
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