Research on animals suggests we could improve humans’ healthy lifespan
By Felipe Sierra for Next Avenue
Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.
No, we cannot “prevent aging”… but what if we could delay it?
Unfortunately, the deterioration
For the first 12 years of Clarissa Hammar’s life, she shared a room with her grandmother. They were near constant companions and watched “The Price is Right” together every day.
As Clarissa grew up, she came to realize her grandmother had dementia,
Here’s how to make the best Fourth of July cookout ever
By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue
It may be the favorite way to cook on hot summer days, but experts say the high heat of grilling can produce cancer-causing compounds that are dangerous to your health.
But with the 4th of July nearing, don’t ditch
One of the presidential candidates is a key reason
By Chris Farrell for Next Avenue
I love Social Security. Seriously. Social Security was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 and over time has evolved into America’s most successful pension and insurance program. Social Security helps keep millions of America’s
‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure
By Judith Graham for Next Avenue
A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a call for better detection and action
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and Next Avenue joins in the effort to shine a light on this pervasive problem.
An estimated 5 million older Americans are abused, neglected or exploited every year, according
Since the process is partly psychological, here’s how to prepare
By Harriet Edleson for Next Avenue
If you’re ready to move to a smaller space or think you might want to downsize in the not-too-distant future, take a deep breath and start planning.
It’s a much bigger task than you’ll ever imagine, partly because the process entails far more