Aging


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,…

Sex can change with age: Maintain a satisfying sex life by understanding changes in sexual function, communicating with your partner, and practicing safe sex

A common misconception is that as we age, we stop having sex or lose interest in sex altogether. This simply isn’t true, as supported by a recent University of Michigan/AARP poll of 1,000 older adults, or those between 65 and 80 years old.  This poll found that nearly two-thirds of…

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

According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, cannabis use is growing the fastest among older adults. However, a new study “Qualitative Analysis of Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in Colorado” says that many of these individuals report challenges to getting medical marijuana, including fear of stigma from…

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