Lifestyle Management Impacts Dementia

Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Dorina Cadar, Ph.D.,…

Technology Help for Seniors

Over the last several years, older adults have been the fastest growing segment of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Youtube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it is having…

Hobbies for Retirement

Advice to retirees is to create a portfolio of activities blending socializing, moving, creating and thinking – all of which correlate with high scores on standard measures of aging and cognitive health. To find out what hobbies the active and engaged seniors participate in, Road…

Blue Zone Secrets

Surpassing the global life expectancy average of 71.4 years are five areas, called the Blue Zones, in which life spans have greater longevity. These areas are home to some of the oldest and healthiest people in the world. The five areas are: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa,…

Independent Living Myths

There are fears related to independent living communities that are not true, but still remain as myths.  Following are a few of these myths: Too Pricey. Once you combine homeowner fees and any medical care or in-home services you may need as you age, independent…

Train Yourself for Happiness

Yes, you can train yourself to live a fuller and happier life. First, you have to understand what makes you happy. Behavioral scientists have determined that the quality of relationships is primary; close relationships with both family and friends help keep people happy throughout their…