Costs associated with dementia amounted to between $159 billion and $215 billion in the U.S. in 2010, and dementia costs are expected to increase nearly 80% per adult by 2040, according to a RAND study on the costs of dementia to society.
Here's a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: At least 1 in 3 health-conscious baby boomers will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke.
The upside is that that will happen about seven years later than for their less healthy peers. The study was published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association and released in connection with the American Heart Association conference meeting in Los Angeles.
New multi purpose contact lenses are just around the corner that will be able to treat presbyopia, a gradual loss of the ability to focus on nearby objects and an array of other vision problems, not just presbyopia.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that certain types of specializations on nerve cells called “spines” are depleted as a person ages, causing cognitive decline in the part of the brain that mediates the highest levels of learning. These spines receive an important class of synapses that are involved with the process of learning.
It is never to late to start working out according to a new study published in Journal of Aging and Health. Working on preserving strength and agility can help seniors live healthier longer and also improve their quality of living according to the new research.
For many Elderly Americans, driving equals independence. Driving gives people the ability to run errands, the ability to visit friends and family and to make important appointments, like doctor appointments. So the decision to hand over the car keys for good can be a difficult one for many elderly people.
It’s never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health and your future quality of life. The start of a New Year can be a perfect opportunity to consider how to achieve a long, health and satisfying life.
Six months of exercise can reverse the decline in physical conditioning associated with aging, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas reported in a 30-year follow-up to the 1966 landmark Dallas Bed Rest and Training Study.