Child abuse linked to elder abuse of Chinese Americans

Chinese American older adults who reported a history of child abuse were twice as likely to experience domestic violence and elder abuse later on.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: seniors abuse health-and-medicine violence

Nursing home cameras pose ethics dilemma

Nursing home security cameras are an effort to combat elder abuse, but the ethical and moral implications are complex.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: ethics nursing-homes seniors surveillance privacy society-and-culture laws

Home health care can prevent repeat hospital stays

More than 3.3 million patients each year return to the hospital within 90 days of discharge. Home health care may reduce the need for readmission.

Patrick Broadwater-Rochester • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: hospitals seniors older-adults health-and-medicine physical-therapy

Short daily walks ward off disability in older adults

"This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable."

Marla Paul-Northwestern • futurity
April 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: exercise walking seniors older-adults arthritis health-and-medicine

Poll: Pets add exercise, cut stress for older adults

More than 70% of older adults in fair or poor health said their pet helps them cope with physical or emotional symptoms.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: pets aging seniors older-adults surveys relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Fights give way to humor in long marriages

As couples age, they show more humor and tenderness towards one another, researchers say.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
March 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: aging seniors emotions relationships marriage featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

Are seniors more responsible with other people’s money?

New research compares how younger and older people make financial decisions when it's not their money on the line.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: seniors money society-and-culture decisions

As elderly population booms, home care must update

"...home is recognized as the preferred, safest, and best place for individualized care of patients and families."

Caitlin Coyle-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 10, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: aging seniors housing health-and-medicine

Some 100-year-olds have the DNA markers of people in their 20s

DNA in the blood could tell scientists a person's "biological age," or whether their body functions as older or younger than their actual age.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
Dec. 23, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: dna aging seniors blood health-and-medicine medical-tests

Feeling young isn’t always a reason to choose chemo

Being 80 but feeling 40 might prompt someone with cancer to undergo chemotherapy—or not. Age perception isn't the whole story.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 20, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy aging seniors featured health-and-medicine decisions

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