Illness, Restricted Activity Lead to Decline in Seniors Question: As I approach 80, I would like to continue to remain at home. What are ways that can help me do that? Attempting to remain healthy and active is a good place to start. Research reveals that illnesses and injuries, which lead to hospitalization or activity [...]
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Seniors at Risk with Too Many Doctors Studies reveal that the more doctors that seniors see the greater their risk for dangerous drug errors. An analysis of prescription drug alerts conducted by Medco Health Solutions, Inc., found that the greater the number of physicians seen by a patient over age 65, the greater the number [...]
Plant-Based Diet, Exercise Thwart Cancer at Any Age Question: Cancer runs in my family but, at age 78, I see no point in trying to prevent it. At this stage in my life, it’s a lost cause, right? Not by a long shot, according to recent research. Although one survey revealed that Americans feel increasingly [...]
Walking, Vitamin B12 Help Preserve Memory, Studies Reveal Q. I’ve been trying to convince my 70-year-old dad to get out and walk, but he doesn’t see any point to it. How can I persuade him? Ask your dad whether he would be interested in something simple he could do a few times a week that [...]
Heart Association Changing CPR Guidelines Do you know CPR? The Heart Association recently changed the guidelines and it’s important to understand them so that you’re prepared for an emergency. The first step is to stay calm. Get more information about how to be prepared at your local chapter of the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) or [...]
Senior Women Who Snooze Soundly Age Healthy Q. The older I get, the more trouble I have sleeping and, since my husband died after 53 years of marriage, it’s gotten worse. I find I don’t feel as good during the day as a result, even though I take long naps. Cutting down on your napping [...]
Diet Plays a Role in Preventing and Slowing Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is caused by the progressive death of the neurons responsible for producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter closely linked with movement control. Researchers from the Université Laval (Quebec City) discovered that omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the brain from Parkinson’s disease. Researchers believe that their [...]
Destination Amnesia a Concern for Seniors Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures – forgetting who they’ve shared or not shared information with, according to a new study led by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. It’s the kind of memory faux pas that can lead to awkward or embarrassing social situations and even [...]
Partners of Breast Cancer Patients Suffer from Mood Disorders Question: I was the primary caregiver for my 84-year-old wife, who recently died from breast cancer. I am having trouble coping. Is my situation unique and what can I do? A recent study revealed that many male partners of breast cancer patients are at increased risk [...]
Stress Fuels Cancer Growth While caregiving has many upsides, it’s one of the most stressful jobs there is and a commitment that definitely takes a toll on the family caregiver. In 2005, three-fifths of caregivers reported fair or poor health status, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with one-third of non-caregivers.1 Caregivers also [...]