[HEALTHY PACE] California provider pivots to telehealth for PACE
"WelbeHealth, a California-based healthcare provider, has committed to integrating telehealth into its Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs, according to a May 27th article in mHealth Intelligence. The move is said to be part of an effort to improve the organization’s ability to provide value-based care for older adults in their own homes, and it comes on the heels of a similar move by ArchCare, which is run by the Archdiocese of New York."
[BRAIN POWER] Tsimane people may hold key to slowing aging
"The Tsimane indigenous people of the Bolivian Amazon, who have been the subject of a number of lifestyle studies by researchers in various parts of the world, experience less brain atrophy than their American and European counterparts, according to the most recent study, published in the Journal of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. "
[TAI CHI LIGHTENING] Tai chi cuts belly fat in middle-aged, older adults
"Recent research suggests that tai chi is about as effective as conventional exercise for reducing waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with central obesity, or weight carried around the midsection, which is a major manifestation of metabolic syndrome."
[PEARLY WHITES?] Dentures likely coated with more bacteria after COVID-19 infection
"Swabs from dentures of patients with COVID-19 compared to sex- and age-matched individuals who were not infected revealed that dentures of infected people had higher rates of colonization with other worrisome bacteria."
[STEREOTYPES RULE] Ageism “epidemic” in the UK
"More than a quarter (27%) of people over 65 in the UK have experienced ageism, according to a study of attitudes and beliefs about age and aging by McCarthy Stone, a developer and manager of UK retirement communities. The company’s 51-page report, “Vision for later life in Britain 2021,” includes interviews with experts and a group of McCarthy Stone homeowners, plus a poll of more than 5,000 people across the UK, half of whom are ages 65+. Much will sound familiar to active-aging readers across the globe, and so the report is well worth a read, especially for the action steps."