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Here are 5 practical steps seniors can take to protect their physical and mental health amid spread of COVID-19

People ages 65 and older are more prone to contracting severe illnesses, especially diseases that are new to the population, such as COVID-19. With the uncertainty that surrounds such a new development in the medical landscape, it’s important that those most vulnerable are taking every precaution to stay physically healthy,…

Combat veterans more likely to feel depressed or anxious in old age (Video)

Combat veterans are more likely to experience depression and anxiety symptoms in late life, compared with veterans who did not see combat. Researchers from Oregon State University analyzed data from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, which tracked participants’ health over time. The team looked specifically at the relationship between…

Mushrooms are “brain food” for seniors, 50% reduced odds of cognitive impairment! (Video)

Seniors should eat more mushrooms—a six-year study from the National University of Singapore says doing so could prevent cognitive decline. Researchers were shocked to find that seniors who consume more than two portions of mushrooms each week may have 50% fewer odds of experiencing mild cognitive impairment. Additionally, even one…

Cannabis use among older people is increasing faster than any other group, but many are hesitant to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana

While cannabis acceptance and use are growing among older individuals, many report challenges that stand in their way of accessing medical marijuana. The purpose of this study was to explore and better understand how older individuals view, use, and are affected by cannabis. Researchers conducted 17 focus groups in senior…

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