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Brain Changes Affect Mobility in Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
Balance and gait disorders in older adults may be directly related to changes in the brain, according to a research report published in the March 18 issue of Neurology (2008; [70], 935-42). The 3-year study involved 639 men and women aged ...

Older Adults Benefit From Doctor Referral Program

by Joy Keller
Older Adults Benefit From Doctor Referral Program The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have formed a relationship to boost physical activity among older adults. ...

Tai Chi Improves Balance and Confidence in Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Older Americans are discovering today what ancient Chinese sages have been teaching for thousands of years-that balance in body, mind and spirit contributes to a healthier and happier life. In a study published in Medicine - Science in Sports - ...

Older Adults Suffering Brain Injuries From Falls

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Older adults are incurring traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from accidental falls, and 50% of unintentional fall deaths are related to TBIs, according to a June report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Most people ...

Swimming Associated With Lower Blood Pressure in Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
Want to help your pre- or borderline hypertensive clients improve their health? Tell them to take a swim. Regular swimming is a popular form of exercise for people seeking low-impact options. Researchers now suggest that it may also help reduce blood ...

Leg Strength = Independent Living for Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
Older adults who wish to remain physically independent should improve leg strength, advised researchers from Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The recommendation was based on two studies performed by ...

Tai Chi Improves Sleep for Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Regular tai chi practice may improve the quality of sleep and, consequently, the quality of life for older adults. Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep is a persistent issue for many older people. Medications can help, but they may ...

using imagination improves adherence for older adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Using visualization techniques helps older adults remember to take their medications and follow medical advice. Older adults who spent a few minutes imagining how they would test their blood sugar were 50% more likely to ...

High-Impact Sports Beneficial for Older Adults?

by Ryan Halvorson
As the body ages, it is vitally important to maintain bone health through weight-bearing activity. According to a recent report, higher-impact physical activity may be beneficial for improving bone strength. Published in the November/ December issue of ...

Older Adults Log More Physical Activity

by Ryan Halvorson
When comparing physical activity levels of younger people to those of older people, it's often assumed that the younger group wins out. This belief turns out to be incorrect, at least according to a recent survey by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)-a ...