Being Isolated May Shrink the Aging Brain

Older adults who regularly spend time with family and friends may have bigger brains to show for it, a new study suggests. Healthy brain aging is a complex matter, and researchers are still trying to understand which factors keep the mind sharp and which ones feed declines in memory and thinking. But a number of… [Read More]

Menopause & Your Diet: Foods to Choose and Avoid

Menopause, a natural stage in a woman’s life, brings a host of changes and challenges. One aspect that is crucial to consider is nutrition. Eating the right foods and avoiding others can help you navigate this change with vitality and optimal health. This article will discuss the key foods to eat and those to avoid… [Read More]

Nearly One-Fifth of Seniors Don’t Know What a Reverse Mortgage Is

Just under 20% of seniors who responded to a recent survey were unaware of reverse mortgages — despite showing an overwhelming desire to stay in their homes and potentially make renovations into old age. Among homeowners aged 60 to 70, 44% said they would keep a mortgage through retirement, according to a study on retirement… [Read More]

People want to retire early, but aren’t saving enough to do it: survey

Shortfalls in retirement funding are a common source of discussion for people currently at or nearing their exits from the workforce, but new data suggests that those with a longer career runway in front of them are developing potentially unrealistic expectations about what their own retirements will look like. As life expectancy increases, the World… [Read More]

Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain

Getting along well with others may do more than just make life less stressful for seniors. A new study suggests that warm, supportive relationships might give a big memory boost to the aging brain. Researchers found that so-called SuperAgers — people 80 or older with the memory powers of those 50 to 65 — were… [Read More]

Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

Seniors who smoke may be more likely to become frail, a new British study suggests. Researchers tracked more than 2,500 people 60 and older in England and found that current smoking boosted that risk by about 60 percent. The scientists determined that the participants were frail if they had at least three of five conditions:… [Read More]

9 Reasons To Consider A Reverse Mortgage

Increasing numbers of homeowners around the US are using Reverse Mortgage Loans to boost their income in retirement. With a Reverse Mortgage you could take advantage of your property value now, without having to move or downsize. If you are over 62, this is why you should consider a Reverse Mortgage. 1) A Home Equity… [Read More]

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

That eclipses the 35 percent estimate used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the researchers added. “Lifetime use of nursing homes is considerably greater than previously thought, mostly due to an increase in short stays of less than three weeks,” said lead researcher Michael Hurd. He is director of the RAND Center… [Read More]

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Regular exercise is potent medicine for older adults with heart disease, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. Physical activity should be a key part of care for older adults with heart disease who want to reduce their symptoms and build their stamina, said geriatric cardiologist Dr. Daniel Forman. He’s chair of the panel… [Read More]