Health & Wellness
Earlier this year, analysis of genetic data from more than 94,000 individuals revealed five new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease and confirmed 20 known others.
- Written by Justin and Kourtney Randsdorp Justin and Kourtney Randsdorp
If you are over the age of 50, it’s very likely that either you or someone you know is suffering from urinary leakage, a common symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Written by Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen
Pumpkins can be white, yellow, or green. They’re not all orange! Did you know Antarctica is the only country that can’t grow a pumpkin?
- Written by John Johnston John Johnston
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced recently.
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?
– Seeking Aid
- Written by Megan Joyce Megan Joyce
For caregivers of people with memory issues, keeping their loved one in a safe space — whether it’s their home or a care facility — is vital to the person’s well-being. But the reality is that 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander away from that safe space at least once.
- Written by Dr. Erica Miller Dr. Erica Miller
Ask a handful of people to describe what comes to mind when they hear the word “old.”