7 Steps to Healthy Aging, Happy Aging

Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health. Many different things happen to your body as you age. Your skin, bones, and even brain may start to behave differently. Don’t let the changes that… [Read More]

Smartphones for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that’s very easy to operate. —Inquiring Daughter Dear Inquiring, I wrote about this topic just last year, but in the fast changing world… [Read More]

Living without a car

Some of the most difficult physician-patient discussions revolve around the issue of driving. Driving is a part of everyday life in America – a necessity that allows you to go to work on a regular basis, visit friends and family, and manage everyday activities, such as shopping for groceries, going to church and transporting children… [Read More]

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

This week was a great week for most senior citizens. They welcomed the news that their favorite drink – coffee – does not cause cancer, and, in fact, in many cases may prevent it. An international Working Group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of… [Read More]

6 best places to retire abroad

When it comes to retirement, the world is literally a senior’s oyster. There’s no shortage of places to live in, and it just comes down to choice. Here are some of the best, arranged by factors like climate, activity, entertainment, travel and cost efficiency. Adventure New Zealand: With its southern tip only 3,092 miles away… [Read More]

7 Apps that can help improve your memory

Keeping memory sharp is one of the goals seniors have when they age, as losing it can produce great anxiety. There’s also a double-bind that affects’ seniors memory: on one hand, they have much more information stored, which enables them to recognize patters more easily. But on the other hand, neurons begin to lose myelination,… [Read More]

Exercise extends life even for heart failure patients

After a bout with heat failure, exercise may well be the last thing on your mind. But, maybe you should think again. A new study finds exercise extends life even for patients with heart failure. The analysis in more than 4000 patients showed a mortality benefit from exercise regardless of heart failure severity, age and… [Read More]