A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that patients whose physical impairments were still so mild as to not yet be noticeable without testing also had such mild cognitive issues associated with Alzheimer’s that they were not clinically detectable.
Have you eliminated your movement-based activities and replaced them with sitting-based activities? In a recent survey, 65 percent of seniors admitted that they had two or more chronic conditions but the survey found that seniors are often apathetic about doing something to improve their health.
In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) drew up recommendations for developing public health policies and programs for the prevention and management of obesity in response to a growing health threat in both developed and developing countries all over the world.
Older adult are especially challenging to treat medically as most Americans live a decade or more at the end of their lives with at least one serious medical condition.
Want to stay healthier and get to know your neighbors? Get a dog.
Living…and dying is about choices. You can choose to have a family, finish school, take a new job and retire in Florida…or not. If you’re dying you can choose artificial resuscitation or give an order to not resuscitate. And you can choose where you live and die.
We’ve all seen older people that looked like a puff of wind could blow them over. While not yet technically disabled, the frail have less endurance and strength than their sturdier contemporaries.
A caller to the AgingOptions Radio show asked Rajiv why he didn’t get credit for his Social Security taxes when he paid them. For those people like the caller who are self-employed, they pay both the employer’s and the employee’s part of the Social Security tax or as it is known Self-Employment Tax.
Long term nursing home use by Medicaid-eligible seniors continues to decline and has now reached levels that haven’t been seen since the ‘70s. Usage peaked in 1995 at 1.4 million and has seen a fairly steady decline for the past 15 years. By 2010, the latest date for numbers, just over 1 million seniors resided…