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Getting Old, Huh? This Tech Will Help You Out

Getting Old, Huh? This Tech Will Help You Out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
By the year 2020, 70% of the population will find themselves on the other side of 50. And despite the fact that many optimists call 70 “the new 40,” researchers agree that once you hit 40 — “new” or “old” — it’s a downhill slope.

Instead of throwing up our flabby arms and surrendering, we’re seeing a generation facing the slow decline of the senses with clever tech ideas to make aging more manageable and less humiliating. Whether it’s vision, hearing, memory or just driving skills that are beginning to dim — and, trust me, they will dim — technology is coming to the rescue.

 

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Scientists discover bees can 'turn back time,' reverse brain aging

Scientists discover bees can 'turn back time,' reverse brain aging | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees.
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Assistive Tech for Seniors at Home

Assistive Tech for Seniors at Home | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Technology to help seniors age in place has gone far beyond grab bars and fall-alert buttons worn around the neck. Today, there's a host of sophisticated products on the market, from medication dispensers that can report to a family member when their loved one forgets to take a pill to shoes embedded with GPS trackers to find cognitively impaired wanderers.

The best choices for seniors who want to stay at home depend on their medical condition, budget and personal preferences, says Marnie Renda, an occupational therapist and certified aging-in-place specialist in Cincinnati. The goal should be to make the technology fit the lifestyle, not the other way around.

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Study Confirms What Coffee Drinkers Knew, Black Beverage Good For You

Study Confirms What Coffee Drinkers Knew, Black Beverage Good For You | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Study confirms what coffee drinkers know: black beverage good for you...

 

A new study that indicates coffee drinkers are less likely to die from heart or respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, injuries, accidents or infections, according to the Associated Press.

 

It does not matter whether you drink regular or decaf, the study said, you still get the benefits.

 

Of the 402,260 participants, about 42,000 drank no coffee. About 15,000 drank six cups or more a day, but most drank two or three cups.

By 2008, about 52,000 of them had died.

 

Compared to those who drank no coffee, men who had two or three cups a day were 10% less likely to die at any age.

 

Women at any age were about 13% less likely to die.

The strongest effect was in women who had four or five cups a day -- a 16% lower risk of death, the AP reported.

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