As they get older, many — even most — Americans prefer to remain in their own homes as long as they can, AKA “age in place.” However, to do that, many will need to make their residences safer and easier to navigate, by making home modifications.
Here are some common medical problems that can be mistaken for dementia.
Memory decline was slower for older adults who had a healthy lifestyle, even for people with high genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, data from a Chinese study showed.
Here are seven habits that can boost your brain health in your 50s and beyond.
Following a well-balanced diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar can have many benefits to your health, including reducing a person’s risk of dementia. However, a popular and well-recommended meal plan known as the Mediterranean diet may not lower the odds of developing dementia as previous research had suggested.
For all the pain and disruption caused by COVID-19, at least one benefit appears to have come out of the pandemic for seniors: Their confidence about aging in place has soared!
Middle-age people who ate more ultra-processed foods — white bread, candy bars, cookies, frozen meals and soda, for example — were modestly more likely to have subsequent cognitive decline, a prospective study in Brazil showed.
About one in 10 U.S. adults over 65 has dementia and even more have mild cognitive impairment, updated national estimates suggested.
Inflation Reduction Act limits out-of-pocket drug costs, caps insulin copays, makes vaccines free.
On August 16, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its final rule establishing a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids category.