Healthspan measures incorporate quality of life in ways that lifespan does not.
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Aging is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases. Figuring out what influences longevity and how to identify rapid agers could lead to healthier and longer lives for more people.
Positive and negative stereotypes about aging have cultural and political implications that determine how societies care for their older generations.
Locking individuals into the narrative of age as a vulnerability means inevitably creating ageist stereotypes.
In ‘Grace and Frankie,’ the protagonists design a vibrator for use by older people.
Technologies are now ubiquitous in everyday modern life, but ageism means that older adults are excluded from the design of the technologies that they use.
Do you know someone who’s had lots of birthdays? That doesn’t always make them old.
Older adults experiencing homelessness and housing insecurities are some of those most impacted by climate change.
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Governments and organizations must listen to older adults’ experiences with extreme heat, flooding and wildfire smoke to create effective policies and programs
Elder abuse can take many forms, including financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, along with neglect.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the increasing population of older adults around the world and the accompanying rise in elder mistreatment.
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.
With a COVID-19 booster shot, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization goes up to 90%.
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Studies suggest seniors without the booster shot run a higher risk of infection and hospitalization from the omicron variant.
Doctors don’t ‘check you for everything’, but are guided by what you personally would benefit from, based on your age and individual history.
Family members often take on the burden of preparing and delivering meals to their relatives.
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Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Technology can improve quality of life for older adults.
Empowering older adults to become digital citizens will not only help them stay connected, but help them access essential services like housing.
Ageing can affect blood sugar control.
Ageing and other health conditions can both complicate matters when it comes to managing this condition.
With the reality of the COVID situation in Australia, particularly in New South Wales, some older adults could literally die waiting.
Trauma-informed care ensures that both patients and staff feel supported in their care decisions.
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COVID-19 hit long-term care facilities hard. Addressing the trauma that residents and staff endured is key to regaining trust in a space that may no longer feel safe.
Exercise is important for maintaining muscle mass.
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If it’s been a while since your last workout, it’s important to take things slowly.
Getting older can make surgery more hazardous.
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Emergency abdominal surgery is among the most risky procedures for over-65s.
Older racialized and low-income adults in rural British Columbia were initially left out of the media’s early COVID-19 coverage.
Older adults in rural areas in Canada are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including related ones like social connections and public health information outreach.
Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death among people 65 and older. A loss of muscle mass contributes.
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Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.
Many older adults are learning new digital skills to help them socialize virtually.
Older adults – despite their awareness of increased risk of COVID-19 – are not reporting more feelings of anxiety, anger or stress than younger age groups.