Aging At Home: Making It Possible December 27, 2014 by Dan Schneider ·
Caregivers in Cupertino, CA – Use These Helpful Ideas to Ensure Your Loved One’s Home is Safe
Many senior citizens are following a popular trend called aging at home. More and more elderly adults are choosing to stay in their homes instead of moving to a senior facility. Staying in the comfort of their own homes can be beneficial to a senior’s health and well-being. When planning for your senior parent to age at home, it’s a good idea to look at renovations or slight changes in furniture arrangement to make the environment safer and less prone to falls.
Fall 2014 Generations addresses the complex issue of mental illness and substance use in older adults. Elders now transitioning from middle to later life are expected to use and misuse psychoactive medications, as well as alcohol and illicit drugs, more than did other generations. Also mood disorders and other serious mental illnesses do not necessarily fade with old age.
Good News: 6 Common Negative Misperceptions of Aging Debunked
Depression is actually NOT more common among the elderly. Cognitive decline is NOT inevitable. Work productivity does NOT decrease with age. And the list goes on of the various myths about aging that were debunked in a recent Wall Street Journal article.
HUFFINGTON CENTER ON AGING
Established in 1988 through a generous endowment by the late Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington, the Huffington Center on Aging is recognized as one of the leading academic centers in the field of aging and geriatrics. The center is devoted to a multifaceted approach to improving the lives of aging individuals, and maintains excellence through:
Geroscience and the Links Between Aging and Chronic Disease
Author: Noel Lloyd
Date: December 10th, 2014
The journal Cell recently published an article entitled “Geroscience: Linking Aging to Chronic Disease.” It was authored by some of the leading lights in the field of geroscience. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, geroscience is the study of aging and aging-related diseases. It is a relatively new term, but it's rooted in aging research, which has been going on for decades.
Disability and aging go hand in hand
By Halle Stockton | PublicSource | Dec. 9, 2014
About 16 million senior citizens in America have a disability, and as people continue to live longer with disability and illness, the country’s safety net will be put to the test.
The National Institute on Aging used Census data from 2008 to 2012 to analyze the health and wellness of the elderly population, which includes nearly 41 million people, according to a HealthDay News report.