Currently it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease with almost two-thirds of them women. The latest facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that this number will continue to rapidly rise as the “baby boom” generation ages. By 2050, the number of those affected may reach as many as 16 million.
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Living a long life alone is not enough, but having it full of joy and health is perhaps the best gift one can be bestowed with. Life is never an easy thing, with each step a potential obstacle to overcome. We have read about all the things that can keep us in shape and healthy, but what about making life worthwhile? Live each day like it may be your last but live it in such a way that you prepare yourself for a tomorrow, a next year or next decade.
Psychologists who have beens studying loneliness and its effect on health with aging estimate a 14 percent higher chances of premature death for older adults who feel socially isolated. The potential impact on the baby boomer population makes the finding important.
As people age, they often experience a decline in their mental functioning, but new research shows that a brief course of cognitive strength training can improve an older adult’s ability to reason and increase their processing speed for up to 10 years.
Low-T? By now, you’ve likely seen the plethora of ads promoting testosterone therapy for men to boost sex drive – and while it may help in the bedroom, it may also send you to the emergency room, according to a new study confirming the male hormone may double the risk of heart attack in some men.