Posted on March 8, 2023 - Osteoporosis is a quiet disease that impacts the bones, weakening them over time and making fractures more likely. About 50 million people over 50 in the U.S. have low bone mass, although they may not know it until they break a bone. Although many connect fragile bones as a normal part of the aging process, it isn’t a normal part of healthy aging. The good news is that it’s never too late to start protecting and strengthening your bones.
Posted on March 6, 2023 - Is your heart older than you are? Here are seven factors affecting heart age.
Posted on March 1, 2023 - We’ve all heard of the “empty-nest syndrome,” when parents experience sadness and loneliness after their children move out. Did you know there is an opposite experience as well? “Full-nest syndrome” occurs when multiple generations of a family live under the same roof. With 42 million people providing care for someone over 50 in America, many are opening their nest and moving their elder loved ones in.
Posted on February 27, 2023 - Do your joints ache more in cold weather? Here's why —and what to do about it.
Posted on February 22, 2023 - In 2020, over 48 million U.S. drivers on the road were 65 or older, a jump of 68% in 20 years. This rise in older drivers means that about 17% of all traffic accident fatalities are seniors. Many factors lead to car accidents for older adults, including typical age-related changes in vision, responsiveness, and reasoning; medications and diseases can also impact skills. So, it’s important to know when it’s time to stop driving—even if it means taking the keys away.