Seniors and Aging

People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect. This category includes news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity and lifestyle.

 
  • Increasing exercise over 6-year span protects the heart May 18, 2018
    In middle age, some people may be at risk of experiencing heart failure, a condition that often worsens in time. Can upping exercise levels prevent it?
  • Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking? May 17, 2018
    Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume.
  • Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young May 14, 2018
    New research shows that the controlled breathing that is part of meditation practices changes our brains in a way that keeps them youthful and healthy.
  • Boosting memory: Serotonin receptor may be the key May 11, 2018
    A new study dives into the hippocampus to understand more about how memories are formed. The team identified a key player: a type of serotonin receptor.
  • How to manage thin skin May 10, 2018
    As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinne …
  • New dementia risk factors uncovered May 10, 2018
    Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role.
  • Home remedies for varicose veins May 1, 2018
    Varicose veins affect around 20 percent of the population. In some people, they may be very uncomfortable and even painful. In this article, we look at some home remedies and natural treatments that c …
  • Could anxiety lead to dementia? May 1, 2018
    New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age.
  • Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk April 19, 2018
    A new study reveals that certain blood pressure drugs are linked with a high risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women.
  • Female pattern baldness: Treatment and genetics April 18, 2018
    While most women lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, this hair is usually quickly replaced by new growth. When bald patches or thinning occurs, however, it may be a sign of female pattern …