[RENOVATE NOW] Most older adults unprepared to age in place
"The vast majority of people over 50 say it's important that they keep living in their current homes for as long as possible. But a recent poll shows many of them haven't planned or prepared for aging in place, and a sizable percentage might have a hard time paying for in-home help. The latest National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests many people in their 50s, 60s and 70s need to do more to modify their homes or plan for services they may need if they want to avoid or delay needing to move. "
[OFF THE ROAD?] Tool helps decide when to stop driving
"A recent randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that an online decision aid may help older adults decide whether and when to stop driving. Researchers randomized 301 adults (mean age, 77; about half women; about 96%, White) to the new decision aid or an educational website. "
[ONWARD!] Event celebrates women "aging boldly"
"On April 20, ICAA’s Web News editor, Marilynn Larkin, joined 100 women (and a few men!) in New York City at an event by NextTribe called “Aging boldly,” one a series of events held in various cities that aims to connect middle-aged and older women by comparing experiences, feelings and paths forward."
[EYE OF THE STORM] Geographic atrophy affects millions, endangers vision
"Results of a global survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, released on April 21, found that living with geographic atrophy (GA) can cause a substantial emotional burden and impact on independence. GA is a leading cause of blindness among older adults that affects more than 5 million people worldwide, including one million in the US."
[GOOD NIGHT] Seven hours of sleep optimal for cognition
"Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in middle age and upwards, with too little or too much little sleep associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health, according to a recent study."