Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

Shingles Vaccine Can Prevent Stroke In Senior Citizens

Shingles vaccine can prevent strokes in senior citizens, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). The vaccine is most effective in seniors aged 66 to 79.   Therefore, the CDC is recommending that seniors get vaccinated. Doing so, provides a double benefit. You are reducing the risk of shingles, and at the same time…

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Life Expectancy For Seniors Will Be At All Time High By 2060

Life expectancy for senior citizens is expected to reach an average of 85 years of age by the year 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, by 2060, 25 percent of all U.S. residents will be over age 65.   But, overall, the growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four…

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Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite HHS Efforts

Prescription drug prices keep going higher despite the best efforts of Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts and the pressure from President Trump.   Prescription Drug: What Do Prices Hikes Look Like? The news is not encouraging. Retail prices for 460 prescription drugs are increasing by an average of 5.2 percent for this year —…

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Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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Age Discrimination Still Hurting Seniors In The Workplace

Age discrimination against senior citizens in the workplace still exists in the year 2020, according to a recent survey.   At this time, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older. Yet, in 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the nation’s workforce watchdog — issued a damning report…

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Airplanes Are Full Of Germs, How To Prevent From Getting Sick


Airplanes are full of germs. Don’t be surprised. The fact is that airplanes are the perfect venue for germs to thrive: They have close quarters, frequent passenger turnaround and recirculated air. In addition, you should be aware of the hot spots that harbor the most germs. According to Travelmath, they are your tray table, overhead…

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Playing Video Games Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp And Connected

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Playing video games can keep senior citizens mentally sharp and socially connected, reports a recent study from AARP.   Growing older doesn’t have to mean a decline in mental health. Indeed, just the opposite outcome is attainable. The survey from AARP shows that playing video games among seniors is booming. For example, in the last…

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Working Diligently To Find A Cure

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Alzheimer’s researchers are working hard to find a cure for this disease. They are  exploring a number of new approaches and testing a variety of treatments. Right now, almost 6 million Americans are living with this dementia-causing disease. At the recent 12th annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) — experts shared some just completed…

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Cognitive Impairment Linked To Weak Hand Grip In Seniors

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.Cognitive impairment has been linked to weak hand grip in senior citizens, a recent study reports.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip, according to this National Institute of Aging (NIA) funded study.   The findings suggest that handgrip strength may be…

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Hypertension Increases Your Risk For Dementia And Memory Loss

It is well known and accepted that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that it also can increase your risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re surprised, right? That’s because few long-term studies have examined the effect of high blood pressure with memory loss and cognitive decline.  …

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