New research conducted a study of thousands of older adults in several countries to determine if walking pace is in any way related to dementia & Alzheimers. Researchers who attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen presented several studies focused on the markers related to early stages of dementia. They found that the pace at which older people walk may provide a reliable clue about how well their brain is aging and could eventually allow doctors to determine whether they are at risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers have found.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Older adults often have a variety of health concerns but that should not keep them from enjoying travel; whether to visit family or simply for the pure sake of new experiences. Preparation is important so it’s a smart idea to consult with a physician before taking a trip.
Chances are, you are either caring for your aging parents, or you know someone who is in the role of caregiver. There are many individuals in the 50-something age range and in the so-called Sandwich Generation (caring for aging parents while still raising children of their own) who are being tasked with the care of aging parents.
Aging in place is something you will hear, in many iterations, when you’re talking with your aging parents. They will not want to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, and chances are you do not blame them, but what does that mean for them and you as they age and you begin to worry whether they are healthy enough to live alone?