Venture Capitalists Investing in Aging Body Systems

More and more venture capitalists are choosing to invest in  medical research and product industries. These investors who focus on start-up ideas and small companies that aren’t able to acquire public funding for their enterprises have been the bell ...

 
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Documentary Film Stars “Cyber-Seniors” and Teenage Mentors

Have you ever felt left out of the latest new trend and had no idea what people were talking about? But imagine if you didn’t even know how a basic computer worked and the simplest function was out of ...

 
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Seniors Get Better Surgery Results with “Prehab”

Medical News Today reports on a fascinating new therapy that is safe for, and benefits, pre-surgical seniors: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET), or “prehabilitation.”

The new UK-based study on CPET revealed very positive results for older patients who went through “prehab” ...

 
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Assisted Living in the News, Again

In late July, assisted living hit headlines in a big way: a PBS documentary, Life and Death in Assisted Living, put the country’s largest provider, Emeritus Senior Living, in the hot seat after the tragic death of a resident ...

 
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Life Expectancy Linked to Location, Gender, and Race

We recently reported which states have the healthiest seniors (Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Iowa, respectively), and have since discovered new data that reveals discrepancies in life expectancy based not only where you live, but also on race and gender.
 
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Assisted Living Provider Responds to Controversial Program

If you didn’t hear about the recent PBS Frontline special that put Emeritus Senior Living in the hot seat (or, as some might even say, under the bus), you can read all about it in our post, Assisted Living ...

 
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Residents Give Assisted Living Two Thumbs Up

If you watched the recent PBS special “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” which cast a dark shadow on assisted living, you’re probably desperate for some good news about that particular senior housing option. Not only does SFL blogger ...

 
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Dementia and Sex in Senior Living

As we age, our sexual appetite may change, but it does not vanish. A 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine makes it clear: 53 percent of seniors ages 65 to 74 and 26 percent of seniors ages 75 to 85 reported being sexually ...

 
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Assisted Living Under Attack

As we learned in last month’s #ElderCareChat discussion on assisted living, this still evolving care category is clouded by confusion and misinformation among consumers and the general public. A recent FRONTLINE special on PBS, titled “Life and Death in ...

 
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For a Change, Some Good News About Seniors and Health Care Providers

The doctor isn’t the only one who can help seniors manage their health care needs.
 
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