Myths About Aging

Deepak Chopra, M.D, put together a list of myths regarding aging people. You’ve probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to “go.” You can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. This is a…

Graying of America is Costly

  The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars. More often today, paramedics respond to emergency calls and find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack. Another issue affecting elders is the increasing number of elder-abuse cases…

Good Financial Decisions

Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston along with John Howe of the University of Michigan have discovered a worrisome combination: financial literacy versus confidence in financial decisions. It seems that financial literacy declines by about 1.5 percentage points a year after the age…

Myths of Aging

Decline does not always go along with aging and the following myths help to explain why these six myths are false. Myth 1 – Your genes predetermine how healthy you are. Not true. How you live your life determines your gene expression even though the…

Emory Launches Healthy Aging Study

Emory University School of Medicine just launched The Emory Healthy Aging Study, the largest-ever clinical research study in Atlanta with a goal of enrolling 100,000 people over the next four years. Researchers are seeking to better understand aging and age-related diseases leading to more effective…