So what happened in August 2016? This is why newsletters should not be delayed!
August was quite the month since we tackled tough topics such as addiction and elder abuse. The article on elder abuse was apart of a series which you can read here. Let’s take a look at what happened in August.
While many articles were published on the web, these six (we’ll tell you why in the next newsletter) were especially interesting. Learn about topics such as migration, geroscience and even robots!
- The Future of Aging– U.S. News & World Report
- Is an Aging Asia a $20 Trillion Risk or Opportunity? – BRINK
- Being overweight may hasten brain aging: study – The Japan Times
- New population data provide insight on aging, migration – Phys.Org
- Aging Danes Hope Robots Will Save Their Welfare State – Bloomberg
- Elders with negative attitude about aging may be less resilient to stress – Reuters
Unlike news stories, peer-reviewed articles inform us of the science behind healthy aging and longevity. We selected a recent article focusing on opioid-induced constipation (OIC), which is often under-recognized and under-treated in older adults. Opioids are primarily used for pain relief.
Do you know that the University of Hawaii offers a ‘mini-medical school‘ to promote healthy aging? The new course is open to the public and covers topics like viruses, falls, and prescription drugs. As the saying goes, “you’re never too old to learn something new!”