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Elderly in Japan Are Wearing Exoskeletons to Keep Working Past Retirement Age

Elderly in Japan Are Wearing Exoskeletons to Keep Working Past Retirement Age At a time when some older adults say they are being forced out of their jobs, people 65 and over in Japan are working longer and some are even entering the workforce. Seniors in Japan, which has one of the world’s oldest populations, … Continue reading “Elderly in Japan Are Wearing Exoskeletons to Keep Working Past Retirement Age”

Fight Alzheimer’s! 15 Foods and Diet Tweaks to Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Fight Alzheimer’s! 15 Foods and Diet Tweaks to Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia Most people understand that a healthy diet is essential for a healthy heart. But the old adage, “You Are What You Eat,” might go even further, as evidence increasingly suggests that the same concept holds true for the brain! Recently, a study conducted … Continue reading “Fight Alzheimer’s! 15 Foods and Diet Tweaks to Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

Pope says society needs to move “in step” with the elderly

Pope says society needs to move “in step” with the elderly Older adults have much to offer because of their wisdom, skill, and experience, but are often brushed aside in our “poisonous throwaway culture,” Pope Francis said. To counter this requires building a “more welcoming, more human, and more inclusive” society. The type of society … Continue reading “Pope says society needs to move “in step” with the elderly”

Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People

Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People Studies show that a growing number of seniors are deciding to stay in their homes because they value their independence. However, some seniors have trouble making home repairs, staying active, or remaining socially connected to their communities. Fortunately, compassionate neighbors are banding together to help older … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People”

Managing Heart Disease

Managing Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the medical condition can be managed by developing healthy habits and taking medication as prescribed. Managing heart disease is vital to improving your heart health and avoiding serious—and fatal—consequences of the condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading “Managing Heart Disease”

Flu Season | Better Protection for Elderly with ‘Enhanced’ Flu Vaccines

Flu Season | Better Protection for Elderly with ‘Enhanced’ Flu Vaccines Millions of people across the United States have already been sickened by the influenza virus – the dreaded flu. But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the worst may be yet to come! Bottom Line: It’s vital to be vaccinated against … Continue reading “Flu Season | Better Protection for Elderly with ‘Enhanced’ Flu Vaccines”

Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver

Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver When an energetic and outgoing older adult withdraws from social activities, stops calling friends, and prefers being alone, depression could be a likely reason for the change in behavior. Depression in older adults is often overlooked because symptoms of mood disorder are also associated with health conditions common among seniors. … Continue reading “Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver”

Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress.

Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress. Stress – especially prolonged or chronic stress – may increase an individual’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions. Stress and Dementia Link: The Evidence Scientists have long suspected a link between stress and age-related cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For one … Continue reading “Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress.”

Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle

Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle When you see the word “inflammation” as it relates to the body, you probably do not think about its positive side. The body has different ways of protecting itself and inflammation plays a role in the process. Inflammation helps the body fight against an injury, virus, bacteria or any … Continue reading “Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle”