Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to cognitive decline in elderly people.
Air pollution is bad for our heart and lung health – and a new study says it may be bad for brain health, too.
Social robots are one way to provide lonely seniors with companionship.
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Robots address challenges care systems face -- and could even provide companionship to those who need it most.
A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk.
Higher education for seniors shows promise – for combatting social isolation, increasing well-being and delaying the onset, or slowing the progression, of dementia.
Chief Justice John Roberts is shown leaving the Senate chamber during President Trump’s impeachment trial Feb. 5, 2020. Behind him is Lindsay Graham, (R-S.C).
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The recent fall of Chief Justice John Roberts underscores that falls can happen to anyone. They are a major cause of disability in seniors - but there are some clearcut ways to prevent them.
Nearly every Canadian family has a wait time story. This is because our system is not designed to provide optimal care for patients with multiple chronic diseases.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
Protect the baby boomers in your life when you give them them technology gifts by giving them the gift of time to go along with their new device.
Gifting techno-gadgets to baby boomers may be a good idea but may also put them at risk from sophisticated surveillance technology. To protect them, give the gift of time to go along with the new device.
We should encourage older women to see academic study as a fruitful, challenging way forward, regardless of age.
Female baby boomers who missed out earlier in life are now jumping at the opportunity to further their education.
Wealthy and healthy.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
Add up all the neglected costs of downsizing and retirees have good reason to be wary of making the move.
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Retirees are often urged to downsize to free up suburban properties for the next generation and for higher-density development. What's being ignored is the costs of moving into a unit or apartment.
How much of co-housing is shared space is up to residents.
Older Australians are keenly aware of the housing challenges they face, but most are wary of co-housing due to the negative associations of shared living spaces.
Older people in a park in Nanchang, China.
You don't often see many of the nation's 75 million seniors hanging out in parks. There may be a reason. Most parks are not designed with seniors in mind. Here are some ways to change that.
Many seniors pay less than younger workers on the same income as a result of special tax breaks for seniors.
The federal government could save about A$1 billion a year by changing three unfair tax breaks for older Australians, a new report says.
Gaming makes getting older better, and more fun.
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Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
These Second Life characters could form part of a fulfilling retirement.
If game producers get better at targeting older gamers, many effects of aging - social, cognitive and physical - could be reduced.
Twice the age, twice the ideas?
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New research shows entrepreneurship among older Australians is delivering interesting results.