With dating, sometimes you just have to close your eyes, take a big gulp and believe that eventually making a great match will do wonders for your heart and soul. But can it actually do the same for your health as well?
Not all exercises are created equal. For retirees, weight-bearing exercises are particularly important, because they promote muscle tone, bone density, weight loss, mental acuity and balance. But there are caveats, as well.
Sex isn't just something for attractive 20-somethings and the high schoolers on TV's "16 and Pregnant." But in a culture that often treats retirees as asexual, why should it be surprising that those who launched the sexual revolution may still have a steamy sex life?
Many concerns and questions can arise as we grow older. In the last decade or so, a new category of law has emerged that specializes in helping retirees answer their questions and learn their rights. Here, 10 questions for an elder law attorney.
The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. But if you're armed with the right information, you'll be able to find a facility that will treat your family member respect and allows them to live a healthy, vibrant life.
You don't want to think about your mom or dad living in a long-term care facility, but if it that scenario becomes a reality, you'll want to know the right things to ask. Here, we'll look at 10 questions to consider.
Approximately 44 million Americans are helping care for their aging parents -- and it's a thankless job. If you're one of them, see how a few simple changes to your routine can ease the burden and help reduce your stress.
Mention assisted living to a loved one, and you may receive a quick and forceful rejection of the idea. However, many seniors transition to assisted living successfully. What are some amenities that help smooth this transition?
About seven in 10 people now over the age of 65 will require long-term professional care at some point. So if you're planning your future, or considering how to care for an aging parent or loved-one, there are many reasons to consider in-home elder care.
As we get older, small things, such as tying shoes or lifting heavy pots, become more difficult. For many, the big things get tough, too. But how do you know when it's time to make the move to assisted living?
Fine lines and wrinkles on our faces are inevitable as we age. And costly cosmetic procedures can lift, tuck and turn back the clock, but there are simple makeup tricks we can do at home that can improve our looks, as well.
There's a difference between simply living to extreme old age and living a healthy lifestyle at age 100 or beyond. Researchers continue to look for patterns in the habits of people who make it into a second century of life. So how can you get there?
Old age is all the rage these days, and the growing likelihood that we can live past 100 pushes scientists, sociologists and no small number of entrepreneurs to seek out the secrets behind longevity. Is where you live one of these secrets?
From Beatlemania to bell bottoms, baby boomers have adopted attitudes and lifestyles unlike any previous generation. Once known to distrust anyone over 30, this group may now redefine expectations of retirement and aging.
By 2030, about 60 percent of baby boomers will experience more than one chronic health condition, and 25 percent are expected to have diabetes. What other health trends can we expect from this generation that's retiring in droves?
They're living longer, love independence … and aren't buying health insurance. But that's not decreasing a need for assistance later in life with things like bathing, walking or eating. We'll look at five ways baby boomers are changing long-term health care.