Older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out coronavirus studies.
The usual symptoms – shortness of breath, fever – aren’t present in all seniors with a positive diagnosis.
Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way.
John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled.
Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the nation’s best-known fitness program for seniors.
New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average.
Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes. But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could help millions of people, is getting off to a rocky start,
“I’m a very friendly person,” says Edith Smith,, 103, when asked to describe herself. That may be one reason why this lively centenarian has an extraordinary memory for someone her age, suggests a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University highlighting a notable link between brain health and positive relationships.