10 Health Tips for Women Age 65 and Older

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/v/Ng7C9WoaRZc?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata This video provides 10 … [Read more...]

In pursuit of happiness Part II: why the older are happier

Why are the frail elderly happier than the dynamic young? In last week’s post, I discussed a bit about the so-called U-Bend of Life as reported in the Dec 16 issue of The Economist. This week, let … [Read more...]

In pursuit of happiness: The U-Bend of Life

Life begins at 46. This headline on the cover of the December 2010 issue of The Economist attracted a lot of attention among the middle-aged. Including me. I won’t tell you my exact age but it’s … [Read more...]

Long life versus healthy life: which one would you choose?

Celebrating someone's 80th birthday has become normal.  Progress in medicine has made it possible to prevent man from dying from diseases, but not from freeing man from diseases. On the contrary the … [Read more...]

“The Flu ends with ‘U’”

The FLU ends with "U". That is the current slogan of the Flu Vaccination Week in the US.  Pregnant women urged to have the flu vaccine Pregnant women are pretty wary of taking medications. With … [Read more...]

Too old to run a marathon? Stop making excuses

I have learned a lot of new things and met lots of new people over the weekend. But one of the most important things I learned was “one is never too old to run a marathon.” I just came back from a … [Read more...]

Hospitalizations for drug abuse is increasing among the elderly

Grandpa sniffing coke? Grandma gulping down cough syrup? Sounds ridiculous but it cna be true. Drug abuse is not restricted only to the young. While young people are getting more and more into … [Read more...]

Computer-associated health problems: the elderly are at risk, too

How’s this for statistics on computer use: People spend between 2 and 15 hours in front of the computer each day (according to self-reported online surveys). Americans spend 2.6 million minutes … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s and your purpose in life

Do you have a purpose in life, a purpose that drives you to go on living and be healthy? For the young, this question is easy to answer. For the elderly, the answer to this question is not an easy … [Read more...]

Watching over our aging parents

As we approach middle age, our parents approach old age, and we are faced with the possibility that our aging parents will run into problems that comes with age. I lost both my parents years back. I … [Read more...]

Our World is Aging

What is aging? Is it about the number that’s written on your ID? Is it the number of candles on your cake? Is it the number of lines on your face? Is it the number of beats your heart has beaten all … [Read more...]

Choosing a nursing home

When our mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 68, we didn’t know what to do. Coming from a culture which strongly believes that the young should take care of the aged, it was hard … [Read more...]

Physical activity helps reduce memory decline

This study by psychologists at the University of Illinois at Pittsburg is not directly related to Alzheimers and dementia but it does tell us about how to keep our spatial memory functioning even at … [Read more...]

Are We Keeping the Elderly From Seeking Cancer Cures?

Age is a tricky factor when it comes to health. There are so many different processes that are unique to the aging body that an entire field of medicine exists to study them. While a cancer diagnosis … [Read more...]

Help For Depressed Older People

By Michael Russell Older people experience a lot of changes in their lives that cause depression. Depression is one of the most common health problems among the elderly. Changes in older people's … [Read more...]

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