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.
Family caregivers often feel they can’t take their elderly loved one on vacation, but with proper planning, trips with senior loved ones can be both enjoyable and memorable for everyone.
According to the National Institutes of Health, drug-related illness is the cause for up to 23 percent of hospitalizations among seniors. This is why it's especially important for doctors and researchers to keep track of the medications that may cause harmful reactions in older patients.
A presentation at the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting offered new findings on why tablet computers are helping people age 50 and older read with more clarity and speed.
April 11 is designated as World Parkinson’s Day, a time to encourage people all across the globe to be aware of this neurodegenerative brain disease and raise funds to support care and research for finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
Serving as a family caregiver for an ill or aging loved one often is rewarding, yet involves sacrifice and stress.
These and other stories are in the April edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.
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