Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought

Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought In July, Samir Kumar was running errands in his uptown Manhattan neighborhood and thought the air felt thick. The 29-year-old New York resident, who has asthma, said he had to take bigger breaths because he started experiencing shortness of breath and tightness in his chest. Fortunately, he … Continue reading “Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought”

Coronavirus – The Latest News and Information

Coronavirus – The Latest News and Information Alabama resident Christy Carpenter said she and her family were not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of concerns over how soon the vaccines were rolled out. Carpenter family members were skeptical, at first, over how quickly the vaccines were created compared to other vaccines that took years to develop. … Continue reading “Coronavirus – The Latest News and Information”

Senior Age Tech

Senior Age Tech The age-tech industry is expected to boom over the next few years, and AARP plans to help it along through its Innovation Labs. AARP believes that helping companies in their efforts to offer “innovative, senior-focused tech-based products and services” allows older adults to choose how they live as they age. Companies and … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech”

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress Without a doubt, 2020 was a stressful year for older adults because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the stress was even greater for those who cared for seniors during this turbulent time. Routine caregiving, however, was an overwhelming responsibility long before the coronavirus disease outbreak. In fact, a … Continue reading “Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress”

Healthy Diet and Exercise in Midlife May Prevent Serious Health Conditions in Senior Years

Healthy Diet and Exercise in Midlife May Prevent Serious Health Conditions in Senior Years An ongoing, multigenerational study shows that regular physical activity and a healthy diet may be the key to middle-aged adults avoiding cardiovascular disease in later life. The latest study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, used data from … Continue reading “Healthy Diet and Exercise in Midlife May Prevent Serious Health Conditions in Senior Years”

Managing Arthritis Pain

Managing Arthritis Pain Health experts agree that arthritis is a leading cause of pain and those who have the debilitating condition would concur with that statement. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, with most causing pain and stiffness in and around the affected joints or tissues, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease … Continue reading “Managing Arthritis Pain”

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID The older adult population was the first to get hit by the coronavirus disease pandemic in early 2020. So, to reduce their exposure to the potentially fatal virus, public health experts advised people 65 years old and older to stay at home. As a … Continue reading “More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID”

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age Dr. Gary Small’s patient, Sharon, was afraid that she was developing Alzheimer’s disease, a condition her grandmother had when she was 79. The 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers was working full time and had been forgetting things, missing appointments, and finding it hard to focus … Continue reading “Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age”

Dementia In The Movies

Dementia In The Movies Viggo Mortensen was at his mother’s funeral when he began writing down stories people were telling about her. The award-winning actor’s mother, Grace, died in 2015 due to complications from dementia. Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eastern Promises) heard some of the stories before but, at the … Continue reading “Dementia In The Movies”

How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer

How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer In 2013, Hisashi Kambe, a computer systems engineer, developed a unique system that used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify baked goods at a Japanese bakery. The BakeryScan system, for instance, could distinguish a cake from a croissant and a Danish from a turnover. BakeryScan was featured on television … Continue reading “How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer”