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Long-term care and retirement home workers launch campaign with direct message: Tell Them to Care

"SEIU Healthcare, a union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has launched a public advocacy campaign calling on Ontario's major long-term care and retirement home corporations to invest more profits in care."

Walking downhill after meals boosts bone health in postmenopausal women with diabetes

"Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption, the process in which old bone is broken down and removed from the body, in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. "

Poll: Pets help older adults cope with health issues, get active and connect with others

"For some, time commitment, cost and allergies stand in the way of pet ownership"

The Lancet Public Health: Ageism linked to poorer health in older people in England

"A quarter of over-50-year-olds surveyed reported age discrimination, and those who did had higher odds of reporting fair or poor health and of developing a serious health problem"

Difficulty in middle age performing activities of daily living associated with adverse outcomes

"Bottom Line: Vital to quality of life and health for older adults is the ability to perform activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, eating, using the toilet, transferring locations to get in bed or sit in a chair, and walking across a room."

Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function

"Healthier diet pattern associated with 25 percent lower likelihood of developing physical impairment with aging"

Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost brain function

"Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training improves artery function and scores on memory tests, preliminary research shows"

Novel tool gauges rural, older adults' knowledge of Alzheimer's

"Study conducted in Florida 'Glades' and Appalachian Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina"

GSA advances initiative to change 'conventional wisdom' on aging

"On behalf of eight national aging organizations, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has secured multi-year grant funding from several foundations to lead the next phase of the Reframing Aging Initiative -- a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public's understanding of what aging means and what contributions older people bring to society."

Resistance training even as little as once per week benefits older individuals

"Resistance training improves the health of over 65-year-olds, and the benefits occur even when some people train as little as once per week"

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