Flowers sit on a bench in front of a for-profit long-term care home in Pickering, Ont., where dozen of seniors died of COVID-19, in April 2020.
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Ontario voters can bring about change by prioritizing people over profits and casting our ballots for those committed to transforming long-term care into a non-profit model focused on care.
Nearly all people start to develop blurry vision once they hit their 40s and 50s.
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As people age, their eyes lose the ability to focus on close objects. A new eye drop treatment called Vuity can improve vision without the need for glasses, contacts or surgery.
Dianne Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor, became the first woman to represent California in the U.S. Senate, in 1992.
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Concerns are growing about Dianne Feinstein’s ability to finish out her Senate term. That won’t dim the accomplishments of her extraordinary career, writes a scholar of San Francisco politics.
Frailty is a state of reduced physical function for seniors living independently in the community. It can affect endurance, balance, cognition or social engagement.
Frailty — the physical limitations of seniors living in the community — needs to be assessed before it can be addressed with social and health support. Virtual assessments can speed up this process.
Older adults who nap at least once for more than an hour a day have a 40% higher chance of developing dementia.
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While longer naps are a normal part of aging, excessively long dozes could be a warning signal for cognitive decline.
Telling elders scary stories about online scammers is not the best way to keep them safe.
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Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
Physical therapy – which can include small jumps, stretches, massage, heat therapy and even water exercises – can help manage arthritis in dogs.
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Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
A new brain-imaging study finds that participants who had even mild COVID-19 showed an average reduction in whole brain sizes.
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New research offers insights into the brain after COVID-19 that may have implications for our understanding of long COVID-19 and how the disease affects our senses of taste and smell.
When midlife begins can vary from person to person.
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Age is no longer the only definition of midlife. An expert in aging explains why.
Why is it harder to build muscle as you age?
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As people age, the chemical signaling pathways in muscles become less potent, and it gets harder to build muscle and maintain strength. But the health benefits of strength training only increase with age.
Older adults are increasingly using technologies in their everyday lives, but the needs of this population are often ignored in AI design.
Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies.
You can start these conversations simply, like saying, “I need to think about the future. Can you help me?”
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When you prepare to talk about end-of-life decisions and the legacy you want to leave behind, try thinking about them as gifts you bestow to family and friends.
We need shows that feature women’s complex lived experiences instead of those that bend to the whims of the male-driven entertainment industry.
What can we take away from this epic fail of a reboot as a society that continues to undervalue women and shun open discussions of age, class, race and sex?
If you’re worried about older loved ones’ ability to care for themselves, try starting a conversation with nonjudgmental questions.
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In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.
No longer depicted as at a journey’s end, older women are living more out loud than ever in TV
What it’s like to get older? A course on the psychology of aging helped students gain empathy and curiosity.
Universities can have a role forming age-conscious students: those who aren’t ageist, don’t fear aging and are attuned to the aging process.
Older adults can experience negative health effects due to social isolation.
Social isolation in older adults can contribute to negative health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, but an arts-based program can alleviate some of the loneliness.
Australia has traditionally only offered permanent residence to skilled migrants. That might have to change, as countries like Japan are already showing.
The new findings, although preliminary, are raising concerns about the potential long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Biologists and demographers are actively debating whether there is a natural cap on the human life span, and how high that might be.
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Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.