Lifestyle factors such as diet and fitness — and also learning — increase cognitive reserve. And a higher cognitive reserve can help stave off dementia.
For a good quality of life, people say they want to live in a home-like rather than an institutionalised environment, social connection and access to the outdoors.
Many “Elder Orphans,” seniors without a spouse or children on whom to depend, face aging without anyone to provide needed social, emotional and physical support.
There’s a new term for aging baby boomers – “perennials” – to describe those who want to live an active, blossoming life into old age.
As life spans lengthen, adult children like Hall in their 60s and 70s are increasingly caring for frail, older parents — something few people plan for.
With increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
As Boomers age, more and more will reach their 80s, 90s and beyond, lose friends and face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age.
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?