How to keep your muscles as you age
You can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. Known as sarcopenia, this is the gradual loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age.
Get ready for Medicare open enrollment
Starting October 1, you’ll be able to take a sneak peek at plans available in your area.
Ability, not age, should be the only factor determining what exercise you do
Exercise at any age results in positive gains in muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, and improvements to overall health – even in people as old as 97.
Dissecting fruit flies’ response to life-extension diet
UW researchers found that levels of metabolites provide a key to understanding why some organisms respond to low-calorie life-extension diets and others do not.
UW study yields clues to how drug may boost aged mitochondria
Findings may help explain why these energy-producing cellular organelles begin to fail as we age.
Staffing Nursing Homes Was Hard Before the Pandemic. Now It’s Even Tougher.
Nursing homes were short-staffed before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now it’s even harder to recruit and retain nurses and aides needed to care for residents.
Should You Bring Mom Home From Assisted Living During The Pandemic?
Would your mom or dad fare better in the family home?
Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?
Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed for people 60 and over really necessary? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s?
Older people are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages
The rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic is taking a particularly harsh toll on older people.
Amid Pandemic, Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living At Home
A significant portion of seniors are vulnerable. Outside of nursing homes, 15% of America’s 65-and-older population (more than 7 million seniors) is frail.
Kirkland Nursing Home Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Risk In Elder Care Facilities
Coronavirus infections at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, has left one resident dead and 4 others hospitalized, with 3 in critical condition
Healthcare system needs to address loneliness among seniors, report
The report outlines five goals that the health care system should adopt to help address the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness.
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
About half of older adults take at least one medication that’s not necessary or no longer needed.
Getting older and on meds? It might be time to re-assess your drinking
Older adults are more vulnerable to alcohol’s interactions with medicines and changes in the metabolism mean we become more intoxicated with less alcohol.
How stress turns you gray
Stress, it turns out, can affect the stem cells that are responsible for regenerating the pigment that colors your hair.