We recently blogged about overweight seniors who might live longer than their skinnier counterparts. Now this.åÊ According to a recent study, restricting the diet of people 75 and older may not make them healthier. The five-year study involved 449 Pennsylvania residents, most of who were in their mid-70s. The participants...
Archives: February 2013
Cut Your Sleeping Pill Dosage Says FDA (VIDEO)
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Cut Your Sleeping Pill Dosage Says FDA
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of certain sleeping pills, including Ambien, to reduce current recommended dosages. Ambien, as well as the generic forms of Ambien, all contain the ingredient zolpidem, which can cause morning drowsiness. The National Institute of Health cautions that Ambien can cause impaired motor...
Social Security Expands Online Services (VIDEO)
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Social Security Expands Online Services
The Social Security Administration has expanded its online service with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.åÊåÊ More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)...
Age Alone Does Not Determine Decision-Making Ability
The MetLife Study of Decision-Making Potential, one of the first to investigate the connection between specific components of cognitive health and the continued ability to make logically consistent decisions, identified factors that may inhibit or increase the risk of poor decisions in the 50 to 79 age group.åÊ Those in...
Caring Stars of 2013 (VIDEO)
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Beta Blockers May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk (VIDEO)
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Caring Stars of 2013
Caring.comÛªs “Caring Stars of 2013” recognizes service excellence in assisted living and Alzheimer’s care communities based upon consumer ratings and reviews in the Caring.com Senior Care Directory. Caring Stars providers are top rated by families, senior residents, and eldercare experts. The program is designed to help consumers make the best...
Beta Blockers May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
Men taking beta blockers to treat high blood pressure may also be benefiting from an unintended side effect: a reduced chance of brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.åÊ åÊThe Honolulu-Asia Aging Study ÛÓ which will be discussed next month at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in San Diego...