Four Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, and only roughly one in four people with the disease get diagnosed.  According to the National Institute on Aging the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after the age of 65. As the population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of people. Currently,… Read more »

Elderly Depression and Accelerated Aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life.  Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »

The Benefits of a High-Fiber Breakfast

You know that fiber is beneficial for a healthy digestive system. However, there are many more health benefits of fiber, especially for seniors. Numerous studies have proven that high-fiber foods are important for older adults because they lead to lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar levels, normalize bowel movements, and help maintain a healthy weight. Fiber is… Read more »

What Women Need to Know About Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process.  As we get older, our skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile.  Decreased production of natural oils dries our skin and makes it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of our skin diminishes and that can cause loose, saggy skin and more pronounced… Read more »

Aging and Brain Health

Aging and brain health go hand in hand. Today, millions of Americans are experiencing longer lives than ever before.  In fact, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled in the last 100 years, and now represents 13 percent of the population.  There has been a shift from that of medically… Read more »

Healthy Aging Antioxidant Rich Foods

If you’re looking for a magical pill to stop the aging process, you won’t find one.  But, you can at least slow things down with the foods you choose to eat.  Healthy aging can best be accomplished by incorporating foods high in antioxidants into your diet. Antioxidants are compounds found in food that can help… Read more »

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Whey Protein

Despite its reputation as a supplement just for bodybuilders, whey protein has many health benefits that extend beyond its use in the fitness world. Not only is whey protein helpful with weight management and muscle growth, but it has also recently been found to reduce some of the effects of aging. Research suggests that roughly… Read more »

Secret Anti-Aging Super Foods

Did you know that you might add years to your life just by making healthy food choices?  There are many variables that affect how long you live, but we know that following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-rich diet can help slow the aging process and ward off age-related diseases including osteoporosis, diabetes… Read more »

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment is key.  The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that everyone should be aware of: Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting… Read more »

Depression May Lead to Accelerated Brain Aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life.  Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »