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Perception plays role in health and aging

We think about diet and exercise all the time. The third part of this equation for a long, sweet life is perception.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

Call them zombie cells – they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

In 10 years, half of middle-income elders won’t be able to afford housing, medical care

In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according …


Front Porch: Peers, doctors help with ailments of aging

When I was younger, I, too, used to kind of sigh and do an internal eye roll when I’d hear a group of older people sit around and discuss their …


Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Research suggests that up to one-third of those who have knees replaced continue to experience chronic pain, while 1 in 5 are dissatisfied with the results. A 2017 study published …


To grow old in your home, renovate accordingly

Don’t wait until you have mobility issues to make your house ready for it.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Staying connected: Plugging in socially boosts well-being

Studies show that aging adults cope better when they remain engaged in their community.


Frugal to a fault? Smart planning helps retirees know when it’s OK to splurge

Can you be too frugal as you’re nearing or actually in retirement? Uncertain about a splurge? Experts say that’s actually pretty common, because people who apply sound fiscal habits for …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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?


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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.


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.” …


Hearing loss and how hearing aids may help

Why do hearing aids work for some people but not others?