In Montana and across the nation, homeless shelters report the worrisome trend that seniors are a growing proportion of their residents.
In Sloviansk, many of those who remain are over 60. Social workers help with food, medicine and cleaning. An 86-year-old calls her social worker "Firefly," saying, "She brings light in a dark time."
The WA Cares Fund would help alleviate the financial burden of long-term care by providing workers a lifetime benefit of $36,500. The program was delayed while lawmakers addressed equity issues.
Mild cognitive impairment, a common brain condition, can be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. But most people don't know the symptoms. And some may mistake it for normal aging.
Forsyth County's senior citizen population is growing.
When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better.
Efforts to keep coronavirus out of care facilities has left many Alzheimer's patients isolated from their families. Online contact is often the best option but it's not the same as an in-person visit.
Some animals live longer than they should for their size. Some have shorter lives. And others don't appear to age at all.
They've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.
Many older adults want to age in their own homes, and the CAPABLE program makes that possible by offering everything from physical therapy to grab bar installation. It's cost effective too.