- In Flies, NAD+ Supplements Slow Werner Syndrome Early Aging Syndrome
Patients with Werner Syndrome show early signs of aging, including grey hair and wrinkled skin. They live on average about 45 years. It affects around 1 in 200,000 people in the U.S. but in Japan it is 1 in 40,000. Why the difference? That is a mystery, ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 2 2019 - 6:20pm
- Holidays Are Prime Time For Elder Abuse And Scams. Here's How To Prevent It
The holiday season brings up memories and emotions for people of all ages, but elders are often overlooked. This time of year also can provide an opportunity to become more alert to signs of elder abuse, aware of how to help and available to begin sincere ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 11 2019 - 6:00am
- Humans Have A “Natural” Lifespan Of 38 Years
Humans have a “natural” lifespan of around 38 years, according to a new method we have developed for estimating the lifespans of different species by analyzing their DNA. Extrapolating from genetic studies of species with known lifespans, we found that th ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 15 2019 - 6:00am
- Does Living Near Public Transit Lead To Alzheimer's? A Paper Claims Environmental Issues- Your Exposome- Cause It
Though age is the big risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, an analysis of Swedish twins has led some to believe that half of individual differences in Alzheimer's disease risk may be environmental. Chemists, toxicologists, and biologists note tha ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 24 2020 - 2:44pm
- 90% Of Older Cats May Have Degenerative Joint Disease
Many adults have some degree of osteoarthritis, up to 15 percent of those over age 60, but less well known is that degenerative joint disease (DJD), where the protective cartilage that cushions the end of the bones wears down over time, affects a high prop ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2020 - 1:57pm
- Pets Help Senior Citizens With Social Isolation And Fitness
During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the 2019 form of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China and has caused the COVID-19 disease worldwide, there has been concern about protecting those with preexisting conditions, which will be many seniors. Though th ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 2 2020 - 10:47am
- COVID-19 Mortality: Men Impacted Most
When it comes to COVID-19 deaths, the elderly and those with certain pre-existing conditions are at greater risk, just like they are in any disease that can cause respiratory distress. Yet demographers are beginning to break down those numbers to highlight ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2020 - 11:26am
- Elderly People Are More Likely To Get COVID-19, But Not More Likely To Self-Isolate
Surveys are not behavior but if surveys are any indication, elderly people are not willing to self-isolate, even knowing they are at greatest risk of getting COVID-19, the newest mutation of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, and and spread w ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2020 - 5:31am
- Age Is Not A Number, It's An Ability
It’s a common assumption that exercise in older people is difficult and dangerous, so it’s perhaps best avoided. But this is often not the case – even if these ideas are ingrained in society. Research has repeatedly shown that exercise in older adults is ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 8 2020 - 5:31am
- The Futurist Quest To Cure Aging, And Why It May Never Work
As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing. In recent decades, we’ve come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the world’s leading age-related diseases, such as coronar ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 11 2020 - 1:35pm