Rural Colorado is trying to fill healthcare worker gaps with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I want to take … Read more

The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent … Read more

Aging parents and mental health – can’t we do better?

By now, it is well known that the pandemic has adverse effects on mental health, especially for school-age children. But officials note that isolated elders have also suffered tremendously. Our elders are the most vulnerable to Covid and have had to stay away from those they love because of the risk of life-threatening infection. Those … Read more

Less healthy seniors are hit the hardest by rising grocery costs

Three-quarters of people over the age of 50 in the United States say rising grocery prices have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of increased food costs, according to new results from the survey. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of older … Read more

Less healthy seniors are hit the hardest by rising grocery costs

Three-quarters of people over the age of 50 in the United States say rising grocery prices have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of increased food costs, according to new results from the survey. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of older … Read more

Keys to maintaining good brain health

Your brain is great. About 100 billion nerve cells work together to keep you agile and quick in your thinking. But like the rest of the body, your brain may not be as energetic when you get a little older. Maybe you find yourself having to write things down, or forgetting appointments, or unable to … Read more

Eating walnuts at an early age may lead to better health as you age

Researchers who reviewed 20 years of dietary history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements found that participants who ate walnuts at an early age were more likely to be more physically active, have a higher quality diet, and have a better risk profile of heart disease by the time they reach middle age. … Read more

Study evaluates home care model for older veterans

A multidisciplinary home care program aims to improve health outcomes and functioning while reducing health care utilization and preventing long-term nursing home placement. A retrospective cohort study evaluated the outcomes of a multidisciplinary model of care developed to serve the primary care needs of low-income older adults that was adopted by the Department of Veterans … Read more

What is the impact of COVID-19 on men’s reproductive health?

In a recent study published in Journal of Endocrinology Research, researchers assessed men’s reproductive health three months after contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Male reproductive health after 3 months of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a multicenter study. Image credit: BlurryMe/Shutterstock Background Studies have identified male vulnerability in experiencing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection … Read more

Nutritional intervention can be an effective treatment method to maintain human health

In a recent study published in Signal transduction and targeted therapy journal, researchers assessed the impact of dietary regulation on human health and disease. Study: Dietary regulation in health and disease. Image credit: Cook Shoots Food/Shutterstock Adequate proportions of nutritional treatment play an essential role in extending lifespan as well as delaying the aging process … Read more