'Aging well' greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, OSU study finds
"If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows."
Age provides a buffer to pandemic's mental health impact, University of Connecticut researchers say
"Older adults are managing the stress of the coronavirus pandemic better than younger adults, reporting less depression and anxiety despite also experiencing greater general concern about COVID-19, according to a study recently published by researchers at the UConn School of Nursing."
45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts, which could affect COVID vaccination
"As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don't yet have access to the patient portal online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment."
Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults
"From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity--or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources--increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. "
Solo seniors with cognitive impairment hit hard by pandemic
"The pandemic has exacerbated isolation and fears for one very vulnerable group of Americans: the 4.3 million older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone."
Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes
"As they age, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders than are people without diabetes. "
Sexual dysfunction hits some women harder than others as they age
"Sexual dysfunction often accompanies the menopause transition. Yet, not all women experience it the same. A new study identified the determinants that affect a woman's risk of sexual dysfunction and sought to determine the effectiveness of hormone therapy in decreasing that risk and modifying sexual behavior"
Link between dietary fiber and depression partially explained by gut-brain interactions
"Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That's because it's good for your health in so many ways--from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also finds that it might be linked with a reduced risk of depression, especially in premenopausal women."
New housing for Lethbridge seniors
"Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada partnered with the Government of Alberta to create new jobs and support new seniors housing in Lethbridge"
Health: Loneliness and social isolation associated with higher fall risk in elderly people
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Houston's Belmont Village Senior Living Communities combat COVID-19 with vaccine, a sense of community, special events and crucial socialization
"“While 2020 presented a year of unprecedented challenges for senior living communities, we are delighted that residents and staff of Belmont Village are set to receive priority vaccines and as such, we have been working closely with Walgreens, our vaccine vendor, to prepare each of our communities,” says founder & CEO, Patricia Will."
Aged care residents experience a different kind of reality
"Cutting-edge technology is normally associated with youth, but a group of aged care residents in Adelaide are learning how useful (and how much fun) virtual reality can be."
Deep Longevity publishes an epigenetic aging clock of unprecedented accuracy
"Deep Longevity, a Hong-Kong based longevity startup, has published their research on the epigenetics of aging in the Aging and Disease journal."
Wells Fargo study finds isolation and loneliness a growing concern as pandemic continues
"As social restrictions continue in support of public health, risks associated with isolation permeate among the aging population. According to a Wells Fargo study conducted by The Harris Poll from Nov. 17-19, a quarter (25%) of all seniors age 60 and above report feeling isolated and lonely, and over a third (43%) can go days without talking to others and spend most of their time alone."