Stories tagged: aging
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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. …
SUNDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.” …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016
Hearing loss and how hearing aids may help
Why do hearing aids work for some people but not others?
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 7 P.M.
Spokane elder services professionals lift the veil on senior planning
The professional networking group, Spokane Elder Resource Team, aims to provide information for smoother transitions with elder planning, before serious illness or spouse’s death forces a stressful reality.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Age Wave forum in Spokane draws legislative candidates
A legislative candidate forum focused on aging issues is scheduled 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Southside Senior and Community Center.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016, 4 P.M.
Getting a late start at long-distance running
Starting long-distance running during middle age may seem like an exercise in futility, yet getting a late start has certain advantages. Lisa Reichmann and Julie Sapper, running coaches at Run …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016
Front Porch: Aging sneaks up on you while you’re sleeping (or walking or typing)
Cindy Hval has reached that place in life where lines appear on her face out of nowhere and she can be injured by sitting or using a computer. It’s called …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 7 P.M.
Striders fitness walking group stays in step for health, companionship
Bob Conquergood and John Johnson are this year’s highest-mileage walkers for Striders INW, a regional walking and exercise group that has about 60 members.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Helping the caregivers: Training, consulting available to families of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia
Early onset Alzheimer’s, dementia companion caregivers
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Are aging, economic slowdown linked?
If other economists confirm the study, we’d probably resolve the ferocious debate about what caused the economic slowdown. The aging effect would dwarf other alleged causes.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 4 P.M.
55 Plus: Why a cleaning service can be a miracle
I once knew a woman who had allowed her clutter to become her prison. She wasn’t a hoarder, but there were stacks of old mail and magazine filling every corner …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 7 P.M.
Graying of suburbia: Can suburbs adjust to aging boomers?
The American suburbs, built for returning GIs and their burgeoning families, are already aging. In 1950, only 7.4 percent of suburban residents were 65 and older. By 2014, it was …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
Cicero’s tips for aging well: Be active, use your brain
Removed to his country estate after opposing Julius Caesar, the Roman orator Cicero wrote a short treatise on embracing old age actively, enjoying its consolations while accepting its limitations. In …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 3:41 P.M.
Researchers’ genetic test predicts your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
New research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease offers fresh evidence that the devastating brain disorder may gain a foothold years before dementia sets in, and takes a key …