Aging & Health A to Z
Researchers studied 4,584 men and women aged 69 years old or older to learn more about exhaustion. They discovered that recovery from exhaustion is likely for people who are positive about their overall health, take few medications, and are not obese or depressed.
The number of people classified as "overweight" or "obese" is rising rapidly in much of the world. This is a problem because people who are overweight or obese tend to run higher risks of poor health, disability, and death. For this reason, healthcare providers usually advise people who are … more
Elders Who Self-Neglect Face Higher Rates of Hospitalizations Suggests Screening Should Be Part of Clinical Practice to Prevent Continuum of Decline
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago examined whether elder self-neglect could increase the rates of hospitalizations. Studying 6,864 community-dwelling older adults they determined that the rates of hospitalizations increased in the … more
High Blood Pressure May Have Different Effects On Mental Abilities Among the "Old Old" Than Among Other Older Adults
Many studies have found that people who are moderate drinkers - people who have one alcoholic drink a day - run a lower risk of death than both those who don't drink and also a lower risk of death than those who drink more heavily.
Moderate Drinkers Appear to Run a Lower Risk of Mobility Problems Than Non-Drinkers - Primarily Because They Have Healthier Lifestyles
A growing number of studies suggest that people who drink a moderate amount of alcohol - up to one drink a day for women, and up to two for men - may have better health than those who drink no alcohol. Several studies, for example, have found that light to moderate drinking is associated with a … more
Older Adults Who Eat More Fruit and Vegetables and Exercise Regularly Live Longer Than Those Who Have Just One of These Two Healthy Habits
Older people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer than those who eat less produce. And those who exercise regularly live longer than those who don’t make exercising a habit. But older adults who both eat more fruits and … more
Older Adults Who Fall More Often Seem More Likely to Cause Car Crashes Than Those Who Fall Less Frequently, Study Finds
Research has found that adults who are 70-years-old or older are more likely to be involved in car collisions than younger drivers per mile driven.
Physical Activity May Prevent or Slow Cognitive Decline Study Finds Greatest Benefit for Women Who Were Active as Teenagers Women Who Become Active Later in Life Also Benefit
Since more and more people are expected to experience dementia in the future, due to increased longevity and other factors, researchers are actively seeking ways to prevent or at least delay mental decline.
Delirium is sudden and serious confusion that makes it hard to pay attention or think clearly. Older adults are more likely to become delirious than younger people are.