Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/2/2002
Prescription Drug Coverage for Elderly a Must, Studies Say

Many elderly can't afford medications they need, the reviews contend

8/1/2002
How Much You Eat May Affect How Long You Live

15-year study results show similar results in chimpanzees and humans

7/31/2002
When To Stop Driving

A warning for older adults

7/29/2002
Elderly Ex-Drivers Will Face a Transportation Roadblock

Nation underprepared to shuttle those who give up driving

7/29/2002
A Sunny Outlook on Aging Lengthens Life

Study finds people with positive perceptions live 7.5 years longer

7/25/2002
A Glass of Cheer for Old Age

Health benefits of moderate drinking increase with age

7/25/2002
Hey Grandma, Way to Pump That Iron!

Positive reinforcement helps seniors stick with exercise programs

7/18/2002
Exercise Prevents Falls by Elderly

One-third of Americans over 65 experience a fall in any given year

7/10/2002
Is Getting Old a Depressing Thought?

What you've heard may not be true

7/9/2002
Kitchen Helpers

Ergonomics for the elderly

6/30/2002
Fit Seniors Are Quicker Thinkers

Those who get regular exercise stay sharper, says new research

6/28/2002
Dogs Are Doggone Good at Chasing Away the Blues

Animal-assisted therapy reduces nursing home loneliness, study finds

6/25/2002
Senior Drinking: The 'Invisible Epidemic'

One in six Americans 60 and older is overly dependent on alcohol

6/25/2002
High-Tops for Safety

Help elderly maintain balance

6/21/2002
Let's Go to the Videotape

Even older folks can master technology

6/14/2002
Show Me the Honey

Does love fade with time?

6/12/2002
Remember This

How to convince people that you're not forgetful

6/11/2002
Seeing Is Living

What people would give up for better vision

6/10/2002
Living to a Ripe Old Age Runs in Families

Siblings of centenarians much likelier to reach 100 themselves

6/7/2002
What They Don't Know Can Hurt Them

Many elderly Americans don't know enough about the medicines they're taking

6/7/2002
Elderly Suicide Linked to Poor Health

Study cites poor vision, neurological problems, cancer

5/31/2002
Doctors, Dentists Can Help Older Smokers Quit

Regular visits can be chance for intervention

5/30/2002
Elderly Smokers Less Likely to Visit Doctor

New survey shows correlation between medical visits and smoking habits

5/29/2002
Kicking the Habit Extends Life Even Late in Life

You'll live years longer, even if you stop at age 65, study says

5/28/2002
Amino Acid Linked to Alzheimer's

Folic acid may help forestall the disease

5/28/2002
Experts Call Anti-Aging Products a Waste of Money

They say there's no proof they work, and some are harmful

5/24/2002
Raise a Toast to Older Americans

They're active, educated, and politically involved

5/23/2002
Good Friends Are Key to Healthy Golden Years

Exercising and quitting smoking help, too

5/23/2002
How Long Will You Live?

Women answer more accurately than men

5/22/2002
Getting Old Doesn't Have to Hurt

American Geriatrics Society releases new pain management guidelines

5/22/2002
Still Cruising at 90

Senior seniors driving and independent, survey says.

5/21/2002
Once-a-Week Exercise Helps Elderly Stay Independent

Study says regimen can maintain muscle strength and prevent falls

5/21/2002
Obesity Threatens Elderly Health

Fat epidemic may negate medical gains, AARP warns

5/16/2002
Some Sun Is Helpful

Body uses sunlight to ward off osteoporosis

5/15/2002
Bone Loss Basics

You can help prevent osteoporosis

5/14/2002
Don't Plan on Vacuuming Your Way to Fitness

Heavy housework doesn't count as exercise, study says

5/9/2002
Clear Heart, Clear Mind

Study finds cardiovascular disease looks like risk factor for dementia

5/8/2002
Depressing Signs of Age

From people who have been there

4/25/2002
Thanks for the Memories -- And the Vitamins

New study shows nutrients can slow memory loss in the elderly

4/22/2002
Testosterone Tied to Mental Acuity in Old Men

Those with higher natural amounts of hormone are sharper

4/19/2002
Give Yourself a Lift

Have those facial wrinkles smoothed

4/14/2002
The Wander Years

What to do when your memory-impaired loved one disappears from home

4/11/2002
Affordable Medicines Can Lengthen Seniors' Lives

New study suggests Medicare prescription plan proposals should take that into account

4/5/2002
Falls Plague The Elderly

Seniors can change habits to prevent hip fractures

4/5/2002
What a Colorful World

Colors that seniors prefer

3/27/2002
How to Comfort a Person With Alzheimer's

Your voice may be enough to do the trick

3/19/2002
Age a Barrier to Aggressive Heart Treatment

Invasive procedures less likely after 75, study finds

3/16/2002
Don't Get Around Much Anymore?

You're not alone: Study finds partying fizzles with age

3/15/2002
Aging Gracefully

Women's survey sheds some ideas

3/14/2002
Blood Pressure Drugs Double as Bodybuilders

ACE inhibitors reduce muscle loss in older women