Aging

Don’t dread old age. I’m 94, and I won’t spend my last years in fear of the Tories

I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only to beat the tyranny of austerity is through defiance. As long as you can love, there’s a purpose to life<p>I have lived a very long time. Tomorrow, it will be exactly 94 years ago that a midwife with a love of harsh gin and rolled cigarettes delivered …

Old Age

To Drink or Not To Drink: The Aging Brain and Alcohol

<i>Summary: A new paper raised the question, can limited alcohol consumption help stave off age related cognitive impairment?</i><p><i>Source: PLOS.</i><p><b>Wisdom and</b> …

Aging Brain

Regular Aerobic Exercise in Midlife Protects the Aging Brain

Source: LANBO/Shutterstock<p>In recent years, countless studies have identified extensive neuroprotective benefits associated with aerobic exercise, …

Aging Brain

What? So. Korean Women Live Longer Than U.S. Women?

We probably think most Americans are living longer these days. Many of us think our country is doing great as far as longevity goes. But research shows, not so much. A study published in the prestigious journal <i>Lancet</i> describes some truths we may not know about longevity in the U.S. as compared with …

Health Care

Life expectancy will jump over the next two decades in much of the world — but not the U.S.

Print<p>Here’s a rare bit of good news: People are living longer than ever.<p>According to a new Lancet study, life expectancy will jump across much of the …

Life Expectancy

28-year-old man discovers woman he’d fallen for over the phone is 82 – marries her anyway

<b>When most people receive a call from the wrong number, they hang up and continue on with their day.</b><p>Banning men from approaching women isn't the …

Old Age

Medical expenses rise along with life expectancy

A study published in the renowned British medical journal The Lancet, in October 2015, brought some very good news about improved health and …

Life Expectancy

Everything You Need to Know about RMDs

Required minimum distributions are one piece of the retirement puzzle that could hardly be more puzzling. What’s scary is that the stakes are high: …

Retirement

Why you're likely to live to a ripe old age in France

Life expectancy in France is increasing, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal published on Wednesday.<p>It found that women born in …

Old Age

U.S. Life Expectancy Is Projected to Fall Even Further Behind Other Countries

American life expectancy has consistently lagged behind that of other developed nations. But the gap is projected to grow even more by 2030, …

Life Expectancy

Americans Are Outlived by People in Poorer Countries

In 2010, the life expectancy for American women was 81; for men it was 76. By 2030, according to projections in a new paper in <i>The Lancet</i>, that’ll be …

Life Expectancy

Belly fat more dangerous than being overweight, study says

New research finds it’s not excess weight that’s deadly, but where those extra pounds collect that can shorten life in older women

Obesity

Good News for People Who Want to Live as Long as Possible - VICE

<i>(Top photo: Pixabay)</i><p>Today is a great news day for people who want to continue living for as long as humanly possible. A study published by <i>The Lancet</i> and funded by the UK Medical Research Council and the US Environmental Agency has predicted that life expectancy will soon exceed 90 years. The life …

Life Expectancy

John McKenna: Being Young and Living in Aged Care

John McKenna has never let his disability hold him back. If anything, it’s empowered him to be who he is today.<p>John has Arthrogryposis Multiplex …

We're Entering a New Age, One Where the Life Expectancy Is 90+

And the Winner Is…<p>Life expectancy has shown increases over the centuries. But, for the first time ever, it will soon exceed 90 years. The country …

Life Expectancy

Man in court over Qld pensioner's murder

A man will front court on Friday, accused of murdering a disability pensioner at his home in Cairns.<p>Police arrested the 44-year-old man on Thursday, …

Old Age

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Fun Facts about our Family

For my five things this Friday I thought I'd share five (hopefully) interesting things about my family. They're short and sweet so hopefully they'll …

Family

Your Personality Completely Transforms As You Age

That's the conclusion of the longest-running study of human personality.<p>Physical appearance and fashion choices aside, you might think you’ll be essentially the same person in old age as you were in adolescence.<p>But the longest-running study ever conducted on human personality challenges this …

Psychology

Living to 90 and beyond? No thanks

I am frightened of death – but perhaps more frightened of living to a very old age in a country where the health and social care systems are already failing<p>Worrying news for people in developed countries who will be born in 2030. A new study suggests their life expectancy will exceed 90. Only last …

Old Age

A 95-year-old shares eight tips for good health in old age

"I stop eating when I feel full." It's the simplest way to maintain weight Joy Chappell says.<p>New research has revealed New Zealand's average life …

Old Age

Five reasons men are (finally) closing the life expectancy gap

It has been a gruelling war of attrition, but British men are finally close the life expectancy gap.<p>A study by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation has found that men born in 2030 are expected to live until they are 82.5 years old, and women until 85.3. The gap of 2.8 years is …

Life Expectancy

Living to 90 will be the new norm

Looks like we're all going to be hanging around a bit longer…<p>These days, living until 90 and beyond is seen as a rare and impressive feat, with only …

Life Expectancy

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for February 22

Human life expectancy to reach 90 by 2030, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may go back on sale with a smaller battery<p>Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, human life expectancy to reach 90 by 2030, Verizon has confirmed its reduced offer to buy Yahoo, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may go back on sale with a …

Life Expectancy

Budget 2017 in a nustshell

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had a tough message for South Africans in Wednesday’s Budget Speech in the National Assembly, with the introduction …

Old Age

Canadians projected to live longer, but can they afford it?

The bottom line on a greater life expectancy is bigger nest eggs, delayed retirement<p>A new study that projects Canadians born in 2030 will live even …

Life Expectancy

Medicare's Cruel Paradox: It Is A Costly Subsidy For Seniors, But They Can't Live Without It

Which statement is true? 1) Medicare will impose huge burdens on future taxpayers by providing trillions of dollars in government-funded health care to older adults. 2) Many seniors face massive, unaffordable out-of-pocket health costs in old age, even with that government assistance.<p>The answer is: …

Health Care

Withering Into the Truth

Though leaves are many, the root is one;<br>Through all the lying days of my youth<br>I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun,<br>Now may I wither into the …

Mind

A week's holiday 'could cost pensioner £2,500 in health insurance' post Brexit

A week in France could cost a pensioner with common health problems up to £2,500 a week in insurance after Brexit, a public health professor has claimed.<p>If Britons lose their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) older people with multiple conditions could be forced to fork out hundreds, if not …

Old Age

It’s time to reciprocate!! Care for your old parents!! By Samarthcare

Geriatrics!! I am sure this may sound like Greek and Latin to many of us as we Indians have a deficiency syndrome when it comes to the needs of …

Old Age

Must Included Healthy diet for senior citizens | Samarthcare

Slowing down activity, blurring vision, lessening strength, losing teeth one by one, bending back bone, hair turning grey slowly, new wrinkles on the …

Old Age