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Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

It ain’t easy being green, according to Kermit. Turns out it ain’t so easy being old either.

New research by UCL and University of Cambridge shows delirium may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process… 302 more words


Walking program linked to reduced disability

Falls are a top cause of disability for older adults. But a study published Sept. 26, 2016, in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that adopting a regular routine of moderate physical activity, such as walking, helps older adults remain mobile longer and may also help them to recover faster from physical disabilities, according to… 154 more words


Younger Next Year for Women (a recommendation)

Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Highly recommended. While it’s targeted at age 50 and beyond, I wish folks in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s would read it (and the original Younger Next Year) and take the message to heart. 36 more words

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Seniors' brains benefit from distraction - Study

While I want to live past 100, I also want to have my brain fully functional. So, any piece of information that satisfies that criterion, is music to my ears. 651 more words


It's never too late to start exercising - Harvard

Exercise can ward off chronic disease and help you maintain your independence and mobility. But the older we get in the United States, the less active we are, according to a study published Sept. 429 more words


80 year-old male model

As a retired gerontological nurse practitioner and a woman dealing with my own aging, I am always happy to read about successful aging. This one comes all the way from China. 1,129 more words

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80-year old reshaping views of aging in China

In this blog devoted to living a long healthy life with a fully functional brain at the end, I just had to share this news item on “China’s hottest grandpa.” 189 more words