Disability and Health News for Seniors Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-09
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Seniors News Publications - (105 Articles)
Older Americans agree on ways to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, according to surveys by The Senior Citizens League.
Survey to learn the financial impact of the coronavirus on older Americans indicates almost half of retirees say they have gone without essential items.
The U.S. Senate health care repeal and replace bill, contains significantly deeper Medicaid cuts than those in the House bill.
Recent survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) reveals 79% of older Americans think millionaires should start paying a fair share.
Consumer price index the U.S. government uses to determine annual COLA is not protecting buying power of older and disabled Americans.
When it comes to the essential domain of health or medical decision making, older adults also focus strongly on the benefits of a given procedure.
Elderly people often struggle to remember important details because their brain can not resist irrelevant information they absorb subconsciously.
Senior Citizens League endorses The Credit For Caring Act (H.R. 4708), legislation that would provide a tax credit for caregiving expenses.
U.S. health check-up: AARP and Abbott survey finds half of adults 50-plus wish they had more strength and energy to enjoy daily activities.
The concept of ageism needs to be redefined to mirror practical experiences of chronological, social, biological and psychological parts of ageing.
The study found that deficits in multiple senses were strongly associated with age, gender and race.
Article looks at the health aspect of loneliness and social isolation, particularly among seniors.
A primary care nurse-delivered intervention can lead to sustained increases in physical activity (PA) among older adults.
Research on effect of negative stereotypes on older peoples abilities has concluded these stereotypes create significant problem for that demographic.
For those 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to a 50% greater risk of becoming disabled.
Study participants viewed someone as old when a person consumed in ways consistent with society concept of older people and not when they experienced inabilities that come with increased chronological age.
Patients deny or overrate their thinking and tell doctors that they remember all that they need to remember and they give excuses for their memory failures..
People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits.
Popular deficit reduction proposal would slash Social Security benefits by about $18,000 for seniors with average benefits retiring this year.
Seniors have lost almost one third of their buying power since 2000 according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs.
How seniors and their caregivers are faring during the current American economic downturn.
May is designated as national Older Americans Month to encourage support for American seniors.
Article explains Tea and Toast Syndrome including common symptoms when seniors do not prepare wholesome meals and limit their dietary intake to tea and toast at the expense of vital nutrients and their health.
Slashing initiatives that help older Americans to sustain their economic independence and health.
Half of Baby Boomer who have postponed retirement due to economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned.
Study finds leisure time helps grandparents maintain bonds with adult grandchildren.
Preliminary results indicate that abuse of seniors occurs 25 times more often than officially reported.
Elderly with larger waistlines high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss.
At 16% the proportion of seniors living in poverty is also higher than the proportion of all Americans in poverty.
Americans are entering the age of retirement without enough savings to do so comfortably.
Unemployment, decreases in investment income and disappearing pensions have left many retirees quietly struggling to make ends meet.
Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Boomers in 2011 and for everyone else who wants to be able to retire some day.
Time is Running Out for Seniors in the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period.
Latest U.S. Uncovered study ranking the most popular and desired cities for retirement in America.
More Than One in 10 Family Medicine Practices Consider Closing with Continued Threats to Medicare Payment.
AARP has responded with concern about how these recommendations would hurt the health and financial security of middle class Americans in particular.
National Council on Aging Program Uses Self-Directed Teams of Older Americans to Solve Pressing Community Needs.
Pre-retirees aged 50-64 are not confident they are saving enough money to handle healthcare costs in retirement.
70-year-olds do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors.
Centenarians including some who are 107 and 109 celebrate a unique birthday party in their honor.
New AAJ report shows how litigation holds nursing homes insurance companies accountable when they target nations seniors.
Recently more baby boomers are finding themselves in financial difficulty.
Link TV will broadcast An Age for Justice Confronting Elder Abuse in America on October 1 at 9:45 pm ET on DIRECTV the DISH Network.
Amedisys Balanced for Life Program offers practical tips to educate seniors about fall prevention as falling is the leading cause of death from injury for seniors.
In Face of Continuing Economic Challenges Program Trains and Provides Job Opportunities for Adults Aged 55 plus.
23 Million Seniors to Receive Lower Social Security Payments Next Year.
Struggles low income older adults are facing during the current recession and economic times.
Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures forgetting who they have shared or not shared information with.
Medicare beneficiaries receive one time tax-free checks of $250 to help pay for prescription drug costs.
Expert Healthcare Panel Recommends Select Nutritional Support for Baby Boomers for Healthy Aging to Maintain Active Lifestyles.
More than 100 Women will jump out of planes over Wisconsin to demonstrate that healthy aging means staying strong and energetic.
Nationwide poll of older Americans the Vi Next Chapter study reveals seniors to be redefining senior moments.
Population of homeless seniors in the US is expected to increase by at least 33 percent within 10 years.
Information for seniors to help avoid financial scams to protect themselves and their money.
New Study Shows Wide Variations by Income and Time Eligible to Participate in a Defined Contribution Plan.
FineThanx makes twice daily phone calls to check on the well-being of the aging person or other client.
While 70 percent of Americans are concerned about muscle loss the majority are not taking action to maintain muscle health.
Social Security was the largest source of income for those currently age 65 and older.
Major Canada US differences in people in middle age as middle aged Americans close to panic about the future.
Having fewer children, they will be counting on an extended family and non-traditional networks.
Nearly all (90 percent) respondents 65 and older said they felt 10 years younger.
CMS bureaucracy sought to control Medicare costs by adopting policies that harm providers and slow expansion of Medicare mobility benefit.
American women 45 to 65 years of age report that they are frighteningly unprepared for old age.
FineThanx is an affordable and non-technical way to check on an aging relative.
Congress have awarded themselves pay raises totaling $77,400 per year 1,458 percent more than seniors.
Seniors could end up forced to go to a dwindling number of car dealers for their vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Workers over the age of 60 are putting off their retirement because they can not afford to retire financially.
A majority of seniors are receiving a smaller Social Security check this year than in 2009.
VNSNY Researchers Receive Funding for Test of Innovative Technology to Improve Care for Seniors With Cognitive Impairment.
Report from AARP finds that informal service work among baby boomers and others 45 plus is on the rise.
Exposure to pollutants found in car exhaust fumes and industrial air pollution can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia.
Brain training can lead to an improvement in seniors for a specific ability.
Protect orphaned pension plans that offers a win-win situation for companies workers retirees and governments.
Determine whether a specific physical activity program can stave off disability in older people.
Fight for quality of life for Pennsylvania consumers assisted living industry pushes for smaller rooms and less space.
High-heel shoes pumps and sandals may cause future hind-foot heel and ankle pain in women.
Older Americans are experiencing the financial crisis through the housing troubles of their children than through their own difficulties.
How health insurance reform will strengthen Medicare and protect coverage for seniors.
25% of seniors who develop hip fractures and 16% of people who develop spine fractures will die over a five-year period.
Evidence that frailty is related to the number of abnormal physiological systems rather than a specific system abnormality.
Older adults who have less strength poor physical function and low muscle density are at higher risk of being hospitalized.
To protect older peoples dignity and independence action is needed to fund care and insure quality care is available.
Modern computer technology is wonderful, and it is reassuring to know that seniors have not been left out.
In a study of people over 65 women suffered up to two and a half times more disabilities than men of the same age.
Mr. Weston highlighted funding for Hospice of Saint John to ensure seniors have opportunity to participate in their community.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson spoke to seniors last week at Park Springs in Stone Mountain.
Personality traits associated with healthy aging and longevity amongst the children of centenarians.
Octogenarian women were unable to increase muscle mass after a 3-month weight lifting program targeted at strengthening the thigh muscle.
As a public service to marketers, and others that deal with older people, here are some things that most old people can not do.
Study shows older women who reported taking daily naps had a significantly greater risk of dying.
Regular moderate alcohol intake associated with greater bone mineral density in seniors over 60.
People age 60 and older should be vaccinated against shingles or herpes zoster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
Nearly half a million seniors living alone in California lack sufficient income to pay for a minimum level of housing food health care transportation and other basic expenses.
Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Participating in mental activities like reading playing games or crafting in middle age may prevent memory loss.
Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D who reach a gap in health care coverage known as the doughnut hole less likely to use prescription drugs than those with employer based plan.
Researchers have identified a relationship between Vitamin D and cognitive impairment in a large scale study of older people.
Following Hurricane Katrina health of survivors 65 and over declined nearly 4 times that of a national sample of older adults not affected by the disaster.
Elderly people with damaged kidneys are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease heart failure and stroke.
In spite of universal health care seniors in UK are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the US.
Researchers have unraveled details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly in seniors.
Moderate consumption of alcohol may help prevent the development of physical disability in seniors.
Australian seniors will pay less to travel on public transport outside their home states.
Adult day care centers provide a variety of classes from swimming to painting, music and yoga.
A list of new year resolutions for seniors and grandparents including starting a blog and joining a community.
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