Tag: age

This inspiring walking football team refuse to act their age

No running, no offside rule, and plenty of laughs – it’s football like you’ve never seen it before. Walking football is on the rise – and this is fantastic news. The slow-motion sport allows older people, people with injuries or people who have never played sport before, to get active, socialise and have all the

My Autism Diagnosis at Age 38 Drastically Changed How I Parent

What’s so important about diagnosis? Isn’t autism just a label? These are questions that people going through assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders regularly hear — and they’re difficult to answer on the spot. For me, the diagnosis of having autism — a neurodevelopment disorder — came as a relief to me, mainly because I suddenly had a way to explain my extreme childhood behaviors (and having always been “the

Sex into old age: to Hear the Request, really?

Study examines the sexuality in old age How old people deal with their sexuality, is an issue to which little attention is paid to the wins in our rapidly aging society, however, is becoming increasingly important. A recent study has examined the sexual activity, the sexual thoughts and intimacy in old age. Probably no one

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. Initial visual inspection of

Eating more of this nutrient supports muscle strength as we age

If protein is the king of muscle mass food, nitrate might just be the king of muscle strength food. A new Australian study has found eating nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach, rocket and lettuce significantly improves muscle strength and physical function as we age. Power food … the nitrates in spinach, the vegetable which fuelled Popeye’s

The secret to a healthy heart lies in the gut hidden

Does the gut microbiome on the health of the heart? When people get older, they stiffen over time, your blood vessels in a natural way. This increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers wanted to find out now why this stiffening of the blood vessels occurs. They found that changes in the gut multiple with

Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 — Rates of diabetes screening are high, with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) used less but more likely to result in clinical diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetes Care. Joshua M. Evron, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined changes in screening among

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found. “Physical

COPD and age: Onset, life expectancy, and more

COPD is a collection of chronic lung disorders that usually develop after years of lung damage. Age does appear to be a factor with COPD because of this, and older people may be more at risk than those who are younger. Diagnosing COPD early is critical because treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the