Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any difference once memory starts to slide — research performed amid a … Read more

Palo Alto University Addresses Mental Health Needs of Senior Living Communities While Providing Training Opportunities for Beginning Clinicians

Palo Alto University Addresses Mental Health Needs of Senior Living Communities While Providing Training Opportunities for Beginning Clinicians

Palo Alto, CA – In response to the impact COVID-19 is having on the mental health of individuals in aging communities, a team of psychologists and counselors at Palo Alto University (PAU) developed a tele-mental health outreach program that partners with long-term care agencies to help meet the needs of senior living communities while providing … Read more

Alzheimer’s linked to wearing and bad parking

Alzheimer’s linked to wearing and bad parking

Memory loss is a prominent symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but that’s only one of many signs of the disorder. The disease, which affects 5.8 million people in the US, often presents as forgetfulness, irritability and trouble communicating. Earlier this month, researchers said they’d uncovered another sign of the illness: imprudent altruism. The new findings suggested … Read more

Alzheimer’s linked to wearing and bad parking

Alzheimer’s linked to wearing and bad parking

Memory loss is a prominent symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but that’s only one of many signs of the disorder. The disease, which affects 5.8 million people in the USoften presents as forgetfulness, irritability and trouble communicating. Earlier this month, researchers said they’d uncovered another sign of the illness: reckless altruism. The new findings suggested that … Read more

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging.  Here’s What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective response to vaccines. But not all immune systems age at the same rate. In our … Read more

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging.  Here’s What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective response to vaccines. But not all immune systems age at the same rate. In our … Read more