Half of Inspected UK Hospitals Malnourish Elderly Patients

The results of a Care Quality Commission inspection in the United Kingdom will be published officially next week, but initial findings are already alarming. Out of 100 hospitals, 49 neglected to meet nutritional standards, and 17 raised serious concerns about the care of their senior patients. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals, for one, had a ward in […]

Senior Citizens Likely to Work Post-Retirement

Americans are working into their senior years more than ever in the 21st century. About half of workers plan to keep at least a part-time job after they retire, and nearly a third say they will be retiring after the age of 70 or will never retire. “I don’t know how many people, unless they […]

Iconic Dogs in the Media Infographic

We posted this infographic to another site of ours, but since different readers frequent this blog as well, we thought it would be great to add this infographic here too.  This is a super fun read for anyone getting a bit nostalgic.  It’s all about famous dogs and starts off with Rin Tin Tin.  What […]

Study Links Fiber Rich Diet With Lower Risk of Death

Researchers recently spent time reviewing the data from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, and concluded that people who eat whole grains and have a diet rich in fiber, have a reduced risk of dying at an early age. Fiber has been associated with good heart health for some time, and the […]

University of Kansas to Monitor Athlete Attendance Using Senior Citizens

Most people in the United States who keep up with college sports are familiar with the University of Kansas basketball team, which is thought to be one of the most successful and prestigious programs in the history of college basketball, as illustrated by their 3 NCAA Tournament champions. The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team have […]

Elderly Egyptologist Escapes Cairo and Returns to U.S.

The turmoil in Cairo has been a top news story since January 25, when thousands of Egyptians demanded an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, which caused them to fight with police as part of their anti-government demonstrations. While all of the chaos is going on in Cairo, there was a U.S. citizen named Mary […]

Study Suggest Walking Improves Seniors’ Memory

Over the past decade there have been various research studies which have sought to learn about memory loss in seniors and ways in which it can be prevented. This week there is a new study out from teams at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Pittsburgh, who partnered up to conduct the […]

Study Links Traffic Noise to Stroke Risk in Elderly

The European Heart Journal recently published a Danish study that looked at the correlation between traffic noise and stroke risk, and the results regarding the over 65 crowd are quite interesting. In the study the researchers examined data for over 51,000 Danish residents living in the city, in which noise levels were calculated for each […]

Should Seniors Be Concerned About ‘TaxiScam?’

Every year there seems to be a new batch of scams that get media attention, and it is not uncommon for these scams to be targeted at unexpecting senior citizens. Now only a few weeks into 2011, there are a couple reports from the BBB in Indiana and Colorado warning seniors to be on the […]

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