Learning to Live After the Death of a Spouse

Written By: Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness (elderwellness.net) The death of a spouse is ranked as life’s single most stressful event. Losing the person you’ve shared your life with for decades, who you’ve raised children and navigated life’s ever-changing challenges with, changes life like nothing else can. Seniors moving forward after a husband or wife’s […]

Concerns About Who Will Care for the Aging Population in America Are Well-Founded

The financial consequences of an aging population could make access to high-quality care more difficult in the future. The old-age dependency ratio, which is just one portion of population trends tracked by the census, remained stable from the 1980s until 2010. In America, there are currently 25 retired people for every 100 working-age people. The […]

How Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By: Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness (elderwellness.net) Most older adults need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep each night, yet a poll of 1,065 seniors between the ages 65 and 80 revealed that one in three individuals had problems getting adequate shuteye. While having to use the bathroom, anxiety, and stress were […]

Getting lost: Why older people might lose their way

Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation experienced sometimes by elderly people. In the brains of older adults, they detected an unstable activity in an area that is central for spatial navigation. The results are reported in the journal “Current Biology.” In […]