MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — When settling into your senior years, you need to be especially careful when taking medicines, herbal remedies and supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That’s because older adults are likely to use more prescription and over-the-counter medications, which increases the riskContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Women with HIV experience accelerated DNA aging, potentially leading to poorer physical function sooner in life than expected, a new study says. Markers of aging measured in blood revealed that women with HIV age faster than their chronological age, according to results publishedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2024 (HealthDay News) — When a loved one has dementia, Valentine’s Day can be bittersweet. “When dementia enters someone’s life, it can change many things, including the dynamic of their relationships,” said Jennifer Reeder, director of educational and social services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  That’sContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Dementia care can eat through the savings of cash-strapped seniors, a new study warns. The average senior with dementia in non-nursing residential care facilities spent 97% of their monthly income on long-term care, researchers found. Meanwhile, those living in nursing homes spend nearlyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests healthy lifestyles can help stave off dementia, perhaps by building a resilient ‘cognitive reserve’ in the aging brain. The study was based on the brain autopsies on 586 people who lived to an average of almost 91. Researchers compared eachContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Folks with life-threatening chronic illnesses can receive effective support over the telephone as they manage their condition day by day, a new clinical trial finds. Seriously ill veterans living with lung or heart disease experienced significant improvements in depression, anxiety and quality ofContinue Reading