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Exercise Classes Can Reduce Lonliness, Social Isolation in Seniors

Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seniors Stick to Fitness Routines When They Work Out Together

Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people their own age, a new University of British Columbia study has found.

Working it Out: Researchers Find Excercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.

40 Mental Health Resources for Seniors

As we age, mental health becomes increasingly important, especially since older adults may find themselves alone or in new living arrangements.

10 Ways to Ease Anxiety in Seniors About Getting Back to Normal

Signs of COVID anxiety can vary by person. Anxiety in older adults may cause low-level discomfort, with an elevated heart rate or rapid breathing. In other cases, they could experience panic attacks or express a fear of losing control.

When is the Right Time to Consider Memory Care?

Having some memory loss is a natural part of aging. Beyond the everyday annoyance of forgetfulness, according to the National Institute on Aging, is a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

The Mental Health Benefits of Socializing for Seniors

There’s nothing wrong with seniors maintaining their independence, but it’s important to recognize the benefits of socializing for seniors and the hazards of neglecting the social aspect of senior life.

7 Ways Senior Communities Promote Health & Wellness

Take a closer look at what assisted living is, when it’s time to make the move, choosing assisted living, and how moving to senior living can improve health and overall wellness.

8 Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

Take a closer look at what assisted living is, when it’s time to make the move, choosing assisted living, and how moving to senior living can improve health and overall wellness.

Infographic: Are Retirement Communities Safer Than At Home Care?

For seniors to thrive during retirement, they need to be proactive about their health, safety, and social life

What Are the Pros and Cons of Assisted Living?

One of the greatest benefits to the assisted living environment is it allows seniors who have early dementia or physical challenges to live a fairly independent life.

Friendship, Food and Peace of Mind: Top 5 Assisted Living Benefits

Assisted living communities offer social interaction, a full and productive lifestyle, safety, and just the right support for seniors who are largely independent, but may need some daily care

The Scary Connection Between Brushing Your Teeth and Dementia

Subgingival periodontal bacteria describes the line of bacteria attached to the teeth below the gum line. In the new report, the authors were able to establish a strong correlation between its presence and the build-up of amyloid proteins associated with Alzheimer’s in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain.

Prevent Falls and Fractures

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age.

Brain Health: Medicine, Age and Your Brain

During normal aging, older adults’ bodies change in ways that affect how they process and react to medicines.

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health.

Aging and Your Eyes

Have your eyes checked regularly by an eye care professional—either an ophthalmologist or optometrist. People over age 60 should have dilated eye exams yearly.

How Smell and Taste Can Change As You Age

As you get older, your sense of smell may fade. Your sense of smell is closely related to your sense of taste. When you can’t smell, food may taste bland. You may even lose interest in eating.

Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults

Hearing loss is a common problem caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. People with hearing loss may find it hard to have conversations with friends and family.

Combination of Healthy Lifestyle Traits May Substantially Reduce Alzheimers Disease Risk

Combining more healthy lifestyle behaviors was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study that included data from nearly 3,000 research participants.

Positive Mood in Older Adults Suggests Better Brain Function

Previous research has led to findings that support links between a positive mental outlook and physical health benefits such as lower blood pressure, less heart disease, and healthier blood sugar levels.

Memory, Forgetfulness and Aging: What's Normal and What's Not?

What's the difference between normal, age-related forgetfulness and a serious memory problem?

The Health Effects of Social Isolation

The biology of loneliness can accelerate the buildup of plaque in arteries, help cancer cells grow and spread, and promote inflammation in the brain leading to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Movement in Senior Living Communities

Even if you’ve never been one to exercise, the benefits are seen not only in those who maintain an existing level of physical activity, but also in those who begin exercising between ages 70 and 85. So, it’s never too late to get started!

Preventing Elder Fraud in Florida

According to the FBI, seniors are often targeted by con artists who assume they have assets like a paid-off home or large savings account. It’s become such an issue, The National Council of Aging says elder fraud is “the crime of the 21st century.

Gait Analysis of Dementia Patients Reliably Identifies Alzheimer's

A new study has demonstrated how this might work in distinguishing Alzheimer’s disease from other types of dementia, by focusing on one specific difference in the patient’s gait.

For Predicting Alzheimer’s, The Nose May Know

When it comes to medications that are being designed to treat Alzheimer's disease, it is widely believed that they may only work if they're administered before dementia sets in.

Life After Retirement: The Benefits of Independent Living Communities

One of the benefits of having a strong community is forming and maintaining social networks. Loneliness is a common problem in older people which severely affects their physical and mental health, leading to depression and anxiety.

How Older Adults Can Get Started Exercising

Deciding to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age.

Seniors Exercising with Chronic Conditions

For most older adults, physical activities like brisk walking, riding a bike, swimming, weightlifting, and gardening are safe, especially if you build up slowly.

Exercise Induced Protein May Slow Age Related Cognitive Decline

Exercise and physical activity are important as you age. They help keep your body and brain healthy. Staying active can help you remain independent by preventing loss of physical mobility. It may also slow age-related cognitive decline.