Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are getting creative when it comes to visiting their older relatives. On their wedding day, Shauna Varner and her husband visited her grandmother, Janis, through a window at her assisted-living facility in Minnesota. Other people have found themselves with more time to connect with […]
While there are no miracle vitamins or creams to magically set back the clock, there are certain little things you can do every day to feel and look younger. Smiling more often, learning new skills, exercising, and cutting out bad habits can make you feel more youthful. Doing fun activities […]
More and more older people are using cannabis to soothe the pains, diseases, and mental health problems that come with ageing. A new study suggests that even though people over age 65 are the fastest-growing population using marijuana, they come up against many barriers when trying to access it. A […]
Loneliness affects 20-40% of the entire population at some point. Everyone from a four-year-old child to an 80-year-old in a care home can feel lonely. Loneliness also has a negative impact on your health, causing stress, and even heart problems. The burden of loneliness on the entire population is huge. […]
You’ve heard of “young at heart,” but what about “young at brain”? According to a new study, people who feel younger than their age are more likely to have healthier brains. This could be because some people pay no notice of their age and stay active most of their lives. […]
Research has shown there is greater prejudice among older adults. This is often dismissed as older people being “from a different time,” but this is not the whole story. As we get older, certain parts of our brain shrink, making us less inhibited. So older people may just be saying […]
A new study suggests once people reach 105 years old, their chances of dying every day are about 50-50. This means the risk surges as we age, but it essentially levels off if we reach 105. It adds to the debate between two groups of scientists about whether humans have […]
A new study has found that the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease had twice the level of herpes virus than those without. This helps resurrect an old theory that Alzheimer’s could be caused by one or many viruses accumulating in the brain. Alzheimer’s remains a mystery, but researchers are […]
A new study has found sex can improve people’s performance in short-term memory tests. It adds to the existing research that has suggested sex can improve cognitive function in a number of ways. Some researchers conclude it is because sex boosts brain cell growth in areas of the brain associated […]
Many millennials are looking for someone significantly older on dating sites, according to Badoo. Over a quarter of 18 to 24 year olds said they would date someone over the age of 35. There are several speculative explanations for this. Ultimately it all comes down to personal choice, and that’s […]
Leading a more active lifestyle takes time, effort, and determination, but in the end, it’s really worth the shot. Here’s what will happen to your body when you exercise regularly. Following is a transcript of the video. If you’re thinking about leading a more active lifestyle, you’re not alone. In […]
Old people are more likely to be alone, but that doesn’t mean they are the most lonely. Research shows loneliness is greatest among teenagers and young adults. Loneliness at any age can affect our mental and physical health. Older people are often thought of as being lonely. Maybe their partner […]
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