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.
Seniors and Aging
- Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease March 17, 2019
Dry and damaged skin can be uncomfortable but, according to a new study, it might also increase the risk of some age-related chronic diseases.
- Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link March 15, 2019
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment.
- Does eating mushrooms protect brain health? March 15, 2019
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.
- Is high blood pressure always bad? March 13, 2019
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad.
- Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure March 13, 2019
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication.
- Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction March 7, 2019
When at least one partner within a married couple had the GG oxytocin gene receptor variant, the spouses reported greater feelings of marital satisfaction and security.
- Excessive daily TV at older age tied to poorer memory March 1, 2019
Adults aged 50 and older who watched TV for 3.5 hours or more per day had greater verbal memory decline after 6 years than those who watched less TV.
- Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries February 26, 2019
New research warns that certain yoga poses can be risky for people with osteoporosis and advises caution when engaging in this practice.
- US adults do not consume enough protein, study warns February 25, 2019
New research examines the protein intake, overall diet, and physical functioning of adults over the age of 51 living in the United States.
- What diet is best for older adults? February 24, 2019
Finding the best way for older adults to lose weight safely can be challenging. A new study may help guide nutritional decisions in this population.