Tag Archives: Aging

Geriatric Emergency Departments Focus Exclusively on Seniors

Many U.S. hospitals open emergency rooms designed to treat the elderly

Over the first decade of the 21st century, the number of Americans over the age of 65 increased at a faster rate than at any other time in U.S. history, reaching over 40 million as of 2010. At the same … Continue reading

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Study May Reveal Why Women Often Outlive Men

"Natural Killer" cells more active in women than men into senior years

In virtually all parts of the world, women live longer than men. This discrepancy has been remarkably consistent for centuries, yet science has thus far been unable to determine why it exists. Now, a study reported in the multidisciplinary journal Mechanisms of … Continue reading

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“I believe my house is haunted. Every time I look in my mirror, a crazy old lady stands in front of me so I can’t see my reflection.”

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“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”

- Maya Angelou
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Vladimir Yakovlev’s “The Age of Happiness” Shows Seniors in a Whole New Light

A Russian journalist's photo series shows a side of aging we rarely see

In our youth-obsessed culture, negative stereotypes of aging people are everywhere. Conjure up an image of an elderly person and what do you see? A stooped old man with a walker, perhaps? A frail, gray-haired woman being tended to in … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Provide for Aging Parents in the Event of Your Death

Don't assume that your parents will be the first to die

Our Tip of the Week: As the baby boomer population ages, many people in their 60s are caring for elderly parents in their homes. They provide financial assistance, help with daily activities, run errands, consult with healthcare providers and generally assist … Continue reading

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