Adding Luster to Your Golden Years
Exercise may well hold the key to the fountain of youth. Besides boosting longevity, getting fit is one of the most important steps older adults can take to maintain their mobility, independence and quality of life. Gone are the days when growing old gracefully meant slowing down and taking it easy. For the 77 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 it means just the opposite. Inactivity, not aging is the culprit behind chronic conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and osteoporosis. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to delay or prevent them.
Mental Illness: Closer to Home Than You Think
Science in the Spotlight
"A Beautiful Mind," last year's Academy Award winner for Best Picture, took us on an extraordinary journey into the mind of a brilliant man suffering from mental illness. As viewers, we were able to appreciate, admire, and sympathize with John Nash as he struggled to accept his illness. The movie delivered an important lesson…Mental illness can affect anyone and, if left untreated, it can harm both the mind and body.
Medicare Gaps: What's Not Covered
Get Mad Column
Medicare, simply stated, is the government's contract that it will provide healthcare insurance coverage for older Americans. But as with all contracts, it pays to read the fine print. And that's when the jarring gaps begin to emerge. In Medicare's desperate attempt to cope with the initial high costs for all the newest medical and technological advances, many are suffering the affects of prevention and treatment denial.
Road Rage Lookout...Here Comes Diet Rage!
In May of this year, the Alliance For Aging Research conducted our annual survey on Baby Boomers. This year, with the help from Quaker Oats, we focused our attention on Baby Boomer attitudes toward aging and nutrition.
Dr. Philip Abelson: A Legend's Scientific Journey
Nearly 80 years ago, a grade school teacher told her class: "Each of you has special potential and talents. One of your responsibilities is to find out what those are and to use them."