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Aging and Mental/Behavioral Health

November 20, 2017 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in five people over the age of 55 are living with some type of mental health concern. Two-thirds of those living in nursing homes exhibit mental and/or behavioral problems. The most common conditions include anxiety, cognitive impairment and mood ailments, such as depression... Read More

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

September 5, 2017 — September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow. And... Read More

It’s Time to Change Our Perceptions About What it Means to Grow Old

July 5, 2017 — Ageism – the belief that older people are somehow inferior to those who are young – is rampant in America. In one study, 70 percent of older adults said they had been insulted or mistreated because of their age. According the World Health Organization, ageism is most rampant in high-income countries, like the United States... Read More

Plan Ahead to Create Healthful Golden Years

April 17, 2017 — Conventional wisdom tells us that, as we age, we’re likely to experience more aches and pains, greater loneliness and declining health. For many, this turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. A study conducted at Yale University showed that people who had negative thoughts and feelings about aging had an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.... Read More