HEALTHY AGING

One Thing Prevents Memory Decline

Oct 29, 2020 Association for Psychological Science – We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study in the journal Psychological Science found that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful—what psychologists call “positive affect”—are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. This result adds to a growing body of research on positive affect’s role in...

80-Year-Old Killed In Bar Over Masks

Oct 6, 2020 |  CNN – A man has been charged in the death of a man after a confrontation at a bar in upstate New York. Donald Lewinski, 65, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Rocco Sapienza, 80. Sapienza allegedly confronted Lewinski at a bar near Buffalo on September 26 about how he spoke to the bar staff and for not wearing a mask as Lewinski brought out buckets of beer...

Ageless Granny, 84, Is National Sharpshooting Champ – Again

"Men lose to me and say they've been embarrassed by a woman."  At 84, the World’s Oldest Female Sharpshooter Doesn’t Miss  | Great Big Story – Chandro Tomar is now 84 years old, and she’s a talented sharpshooter with skills outrivaling almost everyone she knows. Nicknamed “Shooter Dadi,” Tomar has competed in and won over 25 national championships in India, has been honored by political leaders and even has an upcoming movie slated to be released about her...

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

KHN "found that dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients from those without the coronavirus, in some places fueling its spread and leaving staff unprepared and infected or, in some cases, dead." Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk Christina Jewett September 10, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

 "Vaccines are strongly associated with lower prevalence of dementia." July 30, 2020 Next Avenue – With vaccines top of mind at the White House and across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, two studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, shed new light on how vaccines for flu and pneumonia may lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The first study, conducted at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in...

Longtime NFL Coach, 3-Time Pro Bowler, Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Longtime NFL coach Howard Mudd, 78, has died after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash | Mudd was remembered across the league for his brilliance Ahu 14, 2020 Fox News – Former NFL coach Howard Mudd died Wednesday two weeks after he was hospitalized following serious injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash in Seattle. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts, where Mudd spent 11 seasons of his football career, made the announcement. “Rest in peace, Howard Mudd,” Colts owner...

Halle Berry’s Fitness Routine Is Obviously Working

Fox News – Halle Berry, who turned 54 on Friday, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself riding a longboard skateboard. "54 ... life just gets better and better! 🌈✨" she captioned the snapshot. Fans immediately took to the star's comments section to wish her a happy birthday. "Wow 54 years, you are my inspiration to never give up on my body," wrote one person. In 2018, People magazine reported the actress credited her trainer Peter...

99-Year-Old Out-Wrestles Home Invader

"I am surprised when I think that I'm 99 years old and was able to work off that strong, young man. God was with me." – Evelyn Johnson  July 28, 2020 KTSP CBS 5 – A 99-year-old woman fought off an intruder at her home in South Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police Department confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they are searching for a suspect in this violent break-in. "You do whatever you can to survive," said Evelyn Johnson, the victim...

Florida Man, 90, Dons Full Body PPE To Say Final Good-Bye To Wife

WTSP.com, LAKELAND, Fla. — After being unable to see each other for more than four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sam Reck was not giving up his chance to be by his wife's side in her time of need. It's what he has done for the last 30 years of their marriage, including when his wife, JoAnn, was diagnosed with dementia-- and this time was no different. JoAnn's son Scott Hooper said: "I told Sam that...

Bill Anderson, 82, Releases 73rd Country Album

“I’m just thankful ... ” PLUS: Bill's remembrance on the passing of longtime friend Charlie Daniels  The Tennessean – Whisperin’ Bill Anderson needed a new doormat. Instead of hunting down a shoe scraper with the word “Welcome” or “Anderson” on it, he found one that — after about six decades of penning country music hits and entertaining audiences on the famed Grand Ole Opry stage — says exactly how he feels: Blessed. “If somebody comes up to my...

States Allowing Nursing Home Visits To Stop ‘Broken Heart’ Deaths

July 13, 2020 Kaiser Health News – States across the country are beginning to roll back heart-wrenching policies instituted when the coronavirus pandemic began and allow in-person visits at nursing homes and assisted living centers, offering relief to frustrated families. For the most part, visitors are required to stay outside and meet relatives in gardens or on patios where they stay at least 6 feet apart, supervised by a staff member. Appointments are scheduled in advance...

‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

File photo Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. The New York Times, June 21, 2020 On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk. Several days earlier, RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old with dementia, was living at Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home with a history of regulatory problems. His family had placed him there to...

Alan Alda, 84: ‘Having A Good Time Under The Circumstances’

May 27, 2020 At 84, Alan Alda is a survivor — and he's doing just fine during the current pandemic, riding out the storm at his home in Long Island, New York, with his wife of 63 years, Arlene, 87. "I'm having a good time under the circumstances," he tells the June/July issue of AARP the Magazine, shared exclusively with PEOPLE. "I've found a lot of positive things. I'm very happy about some of the changes we've...

“No Ventilator Under Any Circumstances“

‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful Of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Living Wills Judith Graham May 12, 2020 Kaiser Health News, Denver ― Last month, Minna Buck revised a document specifying her wishes should she become critically ill. “No intubation,” she wrote in large letters on the form, making sure to include the date and her initials. Buck, 91, had been following the news about COVID-19. She knew her chances of surviving a serious bout of the illness were slim. And she...

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