Stories tagged: aging
Sat., April 28, 2018, noon
In the Garden: With careful plotting, gardeners can stay active as they age
Cathi Lamoreux says it is important plan ahead in order to continue gardening at any age. “Folks should start thinking about this from the get-go,” she said. “We should always …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
These annual checkups help seniors not only survive but thrive
Wellness coaching aims to rethink how we treat aging, said Aline Russotto, Orchard Cove’s executive director.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age
A recent study by researchers at Northwestern University highlighting a notable link between brain health and positive relationships.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Mayo clinic Q&A: Lifelong strategies for preventing dementia
Research suggests that the value of cognitively stimulating activities builds up over a lifetime. That means acquiring a good education; working in a job that is mentally stimulating; and engaging …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, noon
Dr. Zorba Paster: Five steps to preventing falls
When your kids fall and bounce back up to kick the ball, that’s impressive. Few older adults can bang into each other and bounce back. More likely, they’d stay down …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Talking about change with aging parents
How do you approach those tough conversations with aging parents about life changes that older seniors need to consider, from getting support services to giving up a driver’s license?
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
It’s mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Populations aging faster than nation in both Idaho, Washington
Both Idaho’s and Washington’s populations are aging faster than the nation’s as a whole, according to the latest census figures, and that has implications for the economy and the labor …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
In nearly half a century, early Bloomsday organizer Sylvia Quinn has never missed a race
Nearly half a century after organizing Bloomsday, Sylvia Quinn has yet to miss a race.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.
How a simple Google search can help your brain
A study at UCLA showed that simply using search engines such as Google triggered key centers in the brains of middle-age and older adults, areas that control complex reasoning and …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Be kind to thyself: Moving beyond the misconceptions of compassion
Like a tool in a toolbox, applying acts of compassion as we age can help us cope with changes and alleviate anxieties, internally and externally.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Best way to slow aging? Exercise. But not just any kind.
A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better than none, but it’s the high-intensity interval training that does best in reversing …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Even in middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you
Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there’s good news, middle-of-the-pack …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Social Security: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission of helping millions of people save for their future. This year, America Saves Week begins …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia
Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
How to make a home much friendlier to seniors using wheelchairs or walkers
When Dan Bawden teaches contractors and builders about aging-in-place, he has them get into a wheelchair. See what it’s like to try to do things from this perspective, he tells …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Aging boomers, lack of funding for Alzheimer’s may lead to ‘major social and economic crisis’
The devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease on his own mother – and on his father, who struggled to care for her – first prompted Gerry Richman to take a hard …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
Cheaper over-the-counter hearing aids could be on the way
Imagine seniors walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smart phones, tablets, televisions and digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
An uncertain, and sometimes grim, future awaits Washington’s aging Hispanic farmworkers
Studies show that Hispanic farmworkers are likely to be injured on the job, and as they age, suffer from overuse injuries and long-term illnesses linked to working in the fields. …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Think about aging and accessibility when buying, building or remodeling a home
Real estate agents and builders say homebuyers should think ahead to their old age when buying, building or remodeling a home.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
You’re not just ‘growing old’ if this happens to you
“I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m getting old and I just have to live with it.” …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Hearing loss and how hearing aids may help
Why do hearing aids work for some people but not others?
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 4:35 a.m.
Does a doctor’s gender affect your chance of survival?
What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital? A big study of older patients hospitalized for common illnesses raises that provocative possibility …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Slowing down hospital discharge requires fast action
Every older adult admitted to a hospital as an inpatient has the right to challenge a discharge if he or she feels unprepared to leave. But few people understand the …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Older Americans are happiest in Hawaii, least happy in West Virginia, new analysis finds
Despite the creaky knees and reading glasses that come with old age, Americans tend to get happier as they grow older, a new analysis finds.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spokane’s senior housing market remains tight
Spokane has a high occupancy rate for senior housing units, close to 96 percent based on recent data, compared with a national average of about 90 percent.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt the trend
New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Front Porch: Getting old takes some adjustment
I’m old. Happy to be here, especially since there was a time I didn’t think I’d make it to here. I’m just having a little trouble recognizing that there’s a …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
1,000 birthday candles: Senior center honors centenarians
It’s a good thing they didn’t light all the candles on the birthday cakes at the Southside Senior and Community Center on Tuesday. After all, 1,000-plus candles is a lot …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Keep moving: Exercise program helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms
Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.