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Research now suggests that when people get depressed in middle age and beyond, they're more likely to develop dementia in old age. But the link between depression and dementia remains something of a mystery. Researchers are working to understand why
And how often is it the family caregiver of an elderly person? This is the question I found myself mulling over as I wandered around the Health Refactored conference recently, surrounded by developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. The issue
Older adults who get steroid injections to ease lower back and leg pain may have increased odds of suffering a spine fracture, a new study suggests. It's not clear, however, whether the treatment is to blame, according to experts.
13 June 2013 0 View comments Older people who carry out at least 200 hours of voluntary work a year reduce their risk of high blood pressure by 40 per cent Volunteering for the WI or helping out at a charity shop could save your life by reducing your
Eileen Ambrose Recently, there's been a lot of focus on the financial exploitation of older adults. The FTC last month held a one-day workshop on senior identity theft , which highlighted some of the types of ID theft that older adults encounter.
Recent data show that more older adults today are in debt than before. A study earlier this year from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that the percentage of households with credit card debt headed by someone age 75 or older doubled
No, I'm not going to exhaustively research and review all caregiver apps on the market. But, as I've been invited to give a technology talk to a local group of family caregivers later this summer, I would like to see if I can find a few specific apps
EDT Embargo expired: 6/11/2013 4:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: Newswise Older adults with hearing loss are more likely than peers with normal hearing to require hospitalization and suffer from periods of inactivity and depression, according to results
Minnesota won the top spot on the list of healthiest states for seniors to live, followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Iowa. Bringing up the rear, Mississippi was found to be the unhealthiest state for older adults, with Oklahoma,
For Lila Sanger, 88, the sound of retirement isn't the quiet countryside but the roar of traffic. She lives in the dense Ballston neighborhood right over the line from Washington D.C. and likes the hustle of the city and her ability to get around