Aging women find healthy diets may help with mobility

In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age. “Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection… [Read More]

Brain training test shows dementia risk cut in half for elderly

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve elderly people’s mental quickness and significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. “The mistake some people make… [Read More]

Waging a War Against Wrinkles

Even if you feel young, vibrant, and full of energy on the inside, you may still find that wrinkles on your skin bring your age up a few notches. People who work to protect their skin throughout their lives can help prevent wrinkles. But even if the wrinkles have already arrived, plenty of anti-aging treatments… [Read More]

11 Fun Ways Olders Adults Can Get In Shape

If you’re an older adult, few things are more important for your health than exercise. But many seniors find themselves unable to do as many physical activities as they get older. Frustration often ensues, and this can create a vicious circle that leads to even less activity, more health problems, and in some cases, immobility…. [Read More]

How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging — one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per se that keeps seniors from a good night’s rest, but various sleep disorders or sleep disturbances that often come with age. As we get older, our… [Read More]

Simple Steps To A Healthy Senior Diet

Nobody feels like cooking every night. Some people don’t even feel like cooking any night. But if you avoid cooking completely in your senior years and don’t look for alternatives to maintain a healthy diet, you may not get the nutrients you need. A Healthy Diet Made Easier Eating healthfully doesn’t have to involve hours… [Read More]

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

So you’ve noticed some changes in your thinking; you often misplace your keys or have trouble coming up with the right word in conversations. But how do you know when these changes are a normal part of getting older or if they might be pointing to a health problem such as dementia? How the Brain… [Read More]

Does coffee help fight cancer?

Coffee, alternately touted as medicinal and denounced as health destroying over the centuries, has become one of the most popular drinks in the world today. The Boston Tea Party turned coffee into a patriotic drink in colonial America. In 1952 an ad campaign promoted the idea of a coffee break, and it quickly become a… [Read More]

The Perks of Growing Older

Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is rapidly increasing, and seniors are finding ways to be more active and involved. There are more seniors today than ever before. In… [Read More]