Living arrangements for aging Americans are decidedly leaning towards aging in place. Nearly all older adults prefer to age in the comfort of their long-time homes and familiar community surroundings.
If the development of a COVID-19 vaccine specifically for the elderly remains elusive, scientists are hopeful that immunizing others around them can make a difference.
The advent of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has given rise to many new internet and telephone, text, and even in-person scams.
Always the first Monday in September, Labor Day was the idea of Peter J. Maguire, a labor union leader who in 1882 proposed a celebration honoring the American worker.
Now there is some good news for the huge numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
This year, in 2020, a significant portion of the American baby boomer generation has reached the age of 65 or older, which increases their risk for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia diseases.
As some of the most vulnerable Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults are staying at home to lower their risk of infection as the coronavirus spreads throughout communities.
Though there is still much we don’t know about the coronavirus, we do know that its onset and symptoms vary widely from person to person.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health is funding a $7 million, four-year study that accumulates sensor information from senior living behaviors at home.
It’s essential these days to be electronically connected, to stay healthy, mentally vigorous and informed, and to forge the social bonds that are so vital to well-being.