Author: Kathleen Doheny

October 22, 2013

“Tip-of-the-Tongue” Moments: Something to Worry About?

You know those moments when you can’t pull a word or name out of your brain’s hard drive. Should you worry if it happens more often? New research has an answer.

October 16, 2013

The Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect You?

Here’s the lowdown for people under 65 and for seniors on Medicare (seniors: watch out for Obamacare scams!).

October 10, 2013

Meditate – For the Health Of It

Meditation is good for you. The list of benefits for those 50-plus is getting much too long to ignore. Learn about the research and find off- or online instruction.

September 13, 2013

Rx for Aging Brains: Videogames?

What’s so special about the videogame that scientists have used to tune up aging brains? We talked to one of the researchers involved in the study.

August 28, 2013

Volunteering for the Health of It

The right type of volunteering can not only make us happier – it can make us healthier. Find out more and get links to volunteer opportunities.

July 22, 2013

Oy Vey: Why We Complain and How to Stop It

Do your conversations turn into kvetching fests? If you’ve had enough of aching back/insomnia/toilet TMI talk, read these tips from the experts.

June 17, 2013

How to Protect Your Body While You’re at Your Computer

When you’re plugged in, do you ignore – even abuse – your body? Learn how to be kind to your muscles, eyes and blood pressure while you’re online.

June 10, 2013

Not Your Grandpa’s: A Hearing Aid History

The saga of the incredible shrinking hearing aid, in words and pictures

May 20, 2013

Scams: Are You Immune?

“Good afternoon. I’d like to tell you about an unbelievable financial opportunity.” If you think you’d never fall for a line like this, you are probably a social person with a sense of your own value. Or you’re kidding yourself.

April 29, 2013

Scientists Zero In on a Brain Workout That Works

A specific brain exercise called the n-back, available online, can significantly improve cognitive function in people of all ages – including seniors.

April 17, 2013

Gray Divorce: Splitting Up At 65-Plus

We’re living longer – but our marriages aren’t. One of every 20 people in the US who gets divorced is now 65-plus, and the numbers are set to rise.

April 15, 2013

More Seniors Are Backing Legal Marijuana

Seniors are warming to the idea of making marijuana legal, according to a new Pew survey. and groups like Grannies for Grass are spreading.

March 25, 2013

Planet Talk: Centenarian Expert Tom Perls

Can aging with attitude help you live longer? Dr. Tom Perls has studied centenarians for 20 years and followed 2,200 people who are 100-plus. Here’s what he’s discovered.

March 21, 2013

1 in 3 Older Adults Now Dies With Dementia

According to sobering new statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of deaths from dementia has risen steeply in the past decade.

March 13, 2013

Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen?

Annual mammogram or bi-annual? PSA or no PSA? What’s the deal with the ever-changing recommendations on cancer screenings for older people?