Why More Older Adults Are Playing Video Games

Video games have become a mainstream activity among older adults who have found functional utility and pleasure in gaming. With better access and ease of use, older adults are using video games to reduce stress, maintain mental sharpness, connect, and to have fun. According to a survey conducted by the AARP, which included 3737 people aged 50 or older, 47 percent of respondents reported playing … Continue reading Why More Older Adults Are Playing Video Games

New Book Calls On Government To Prioritize Aging Research

A newly released book by first-time author, Breanna Deutsch, proclaims that the world’s largest and most pressing healthcare issue is none other than what the majority of people consider an unwavering part of life: aging. Deutsch asserts that the leading cause of the world’s most critical health conditions—chronic diseases that lead to organ failure, heart problems, immune issues, and a general decline in quality of … Continue reading New Book Calls On Government To Prioritize Aging Research

Four Science-Backed Home Remedies for Adult Diaper Rash

In Japan, where adult incontinence products have outsold baby diaper sales since around 2013 due to low birthrate and rapidly aging population, older adults wearing incontinence briefs may suffer allergic reactions from materials used and added fragrances in incontinence products. Signs and symptoms of diaper rash include small raised lumps, dry and peeling skin; burning and itchy skin; painful and tender areas; and inflammation and infected patches of skin. … Continue reading Four Science-Backed Home Remedies for Adult Diaper Rash

Shining A Light On Elder Abuse In The USA

There are many shocking stories about the way older people have been treated by friends, family members, and even nursing home employees. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse can lead to physical injuries – ranging from minor scratches and bruises to broken bones and disabling injuries – and serious, sometimes long-lasting, psychological consequences, including depression and anxiety. For older people, the consequences of abuse can … Continue reading Shining A Light On Elder Abuse In The USA

Are These Issues With Age Becoming More Common?

Health issues often seem like a fact of life, particularly as we get older. Some health conditions common in older people include high blood pressure or diabetes, depression, and oral health problems. Here are three issues to be aware of and how they impact our lives. Hearing Loss As you age, it is common to develop issues with hearing. However, it’s worth noting that these days, hearing issues are … Continue reading Are These Issues With Age Becoming More Common?

The Changing Face Of Global HealthCare

The world of healthcare has changed enormously in the past few years. Many people are now prioritizing their health and wellness, from using exercise apps and wearable technology to raising awareness about specific health conditions. As the healthcare sector continues to evolve in so many different ways, health professionals must understand these crucial changes for continued effective treatment and all-around healthy living. There are so … Continue reading The Changing Face Of Global HealthCare