Humans Haven’t Reached Full Lifespan, Study Finds

By |2018-08-23T00:04:29+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Making Life Better|

HUMANS HAVE BEEN living longer for decades, and a new study shows there is no ceiling in sight for lifespan. A study published Friday in the journal Science found that the death rate of seniors abruptly slows around 80 years old and then plateaus at 105 years old, which they interpreted to mean that humans [...]

8 best stretches if you’re 50+

By |2018-08-14T12:21:16+00:00August 14th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you’re not someone who stretches every day, maybe it’s time to change your ways. “The older we get the more likely we are to be tight and have our muscles pull onto our skeletal structure and throw us out of whack,” says fitness trainer Joel Harper, author of the newly released book Mind Your [...]

The Sting of Shingles Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks

By |2018-10-14T18:03:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Shingles is a sometimes-agonizing skin rash and nerve disease that’s caused by a virus. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects. Shingles usually affects adults after age 50, although [...]

Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

By |2018-08-09T13:15:38+00:00August 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, [...]

Many Americans With Dementia Don’t Know They Have It: Study

By |2018-08-08T00:38:24+00:00August 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans with dementia don't know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. Those who had less than a high school [...]