Lack of communication results in waste and health risks, but other models show promise
By Howard Gleckman for Next Avenue(Next Avenue invited all our 2016 Influencers in Aging to write essays about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. This is one of the essays.)
Imagine an 85-year-old woman who suffers from heart failure, arthritis and
New research provides more good news for those who love their java
By Rita Rubin for Next AvenueTwo recent large studies suggest it might have been coffee that bubbled from the fountain of youth.
Both studies, one conducted in the United States, one across 10 European countries, found that people who drank even a single cup of coffee a day
Here’s the latest research on smart food choices as we age
Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it
“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a
Make sure you know the signs of life-threatening heat stroke
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
If you’ve ever lived in a hot place without air conditioning, you know how miserable it can be. But getting overheated is more than just unpleasant for older people. It can be dangerous, and even deadly.
That’s why it is important to be aware of