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  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • AMAC: Aging Is a Disease and Science Is Determined To Find a ‘Cure’ For It

    11/18/2017 10:07:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 16, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – Is old age a disease? Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease. “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a well-known biomedical gerontologist. His focus is on extending life spans by intervening at the cellular level, repairing damaged cells and in turn extending life. Some call de Grey a “mad scientist” but there is lots of independent study being conducted by those in...
  • Conservatives should not leave YouTube to triggered millennials but should join the conversation

    11/04/2017 11:19:35 AM PDT · by SquireWestern · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/2/2017 | Robert Hutchinson
    Many people over the age of thirty treat YouTube as sort of a joke. They use to use it primarily to watch clips of speeches or for how-to videos: how to fix a dishwater, how to set up a wireless printer. But in the past six months or so, older conservatives have begun to follow specific channels from a wide variety of perspectives – people with 1 million, 2 million subscribers and more. And they are now realizing that YouTube can be one of the greatest facilitators of communication in the world – a way for ordinary people to bypass...
  • Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits

    08/31/2017 11:45:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | August 31, 2017
    Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age "ceiling" for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care. Mining data from some 75,000 Dutch people whose exact ages were recorded at the time of death, statisticians at Tilburg and Rotterdam's Erasmus universities pinned the maximum ceiling for female lifespan at 115.7 years. Men came in slightly lower at 114.1 years in the samples taken from the data which spans the last 30 years, said Professor John Einmahl, one of three scientists conducting the study. "On average, people live longer, but the...
  • Eye Problems (sorry for the vanity )

    08/24/2017 8:53:45 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 98 replies
    Do any of you suffer from "floaters" in your eyes? I'm finding it increasingly difficult with my vision. Is there a remedy for this? I have noticed that my vision has deteriorated significantly the past few years. Just want some input.
  • How to live longer: Brain cells that control AGEING have been discovered

    07/26/2017 11:30:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:01, Wed, Jul 26, 2017 | Staff
    THE brain cells that control ageing have been discovered offering the hope of people living longer Scientists have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast ageing occurs in the body. The discovery, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan, they claim. The hypothalamus was known to regulate important processes including growth, development, reproduction and metabolism. In 2013, researchers made the surprising finding that it also regulates ageing throughout the body. Now, the same scientists have now pinpointed a tiny population of adult neural stem cells, known to...
  • Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Aging Populations?

    07/14/2017 8:19:08 AM PDT · by ptsal · 45 replies
    United Nations Press Release ^ | July 04, 2017 | United Nations
    . Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations? United Nations projections indicate that over the next 50 years, the populations of virtually all countries of Europe as well as Japan will face population decline and population ageing. The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including those relating to international migration. Focusing on these two striking and critical population trends, the report considers replacement migration for eight low-fertility countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) and two regions...
  • Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

    05/06/2017 5:36:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Seeker ^ | 3/31/17 | Dave Roos
    Even if a new drug proves to prolong human life, it won't receive regulatory approval for that purpose unless the FDA accepts that aging is a treatable medical condition.David Sinclair has been reverse-engineering the aging process for two decades. As the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, Sinclair and his colleagues have identified several key enzymes and interactions inside cells that cause them to “lose their identity” over time, making our bodies more susceptible to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia. But what if aging itself is the real...
  • Godfather and grandfather--the dwindling, graying yakuza

    04/05/2017 7:55:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | April 5, 2017
    Godfather and grandfather--the dwindling, graying yakuza THE ASAHI SHIMBUN April 5, 2017 at 17:15 JST Yakuza members are fast becoming a fellowship of grandads with about 40 percent of the approximately 20,100 registered on the wrong side of 50, according to police statistics. "I have a chronic illness and my true feeling is wanting to retire and take it easy if there was someone I could pass (the gang) down to," grumbled a 70-year-old leader of a gang affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza organization. This particular old-timer has found himself unable to quit gang life because he was...
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Proteins that reprogram cells can turn back mice’s aging clock

    01/15/2017 7:05:24 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Science News ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Treatment increased life spans of prematurely aging rodents Magazine issue: Vol. 191, No. 1, January 21, 2017, p. 6 Four proteins that can transform adult cells into embryonic-like ones can also turn back the aging clock, a new study in mice suggests. Partial reprogramming of cells within prematurely aging mice’s bodies extended the rodents’ average life span from 18 weeks to 24 weeks, researchers report December 15 in Cell. Normal mice saw benefits, too: Muscles and pancreas cells healed better in middle-aged mice that got rejuvenation treatments than in mice that did not. The experiment could be evidence that epigenetic...
  • Betsy McCaughey: Deadly 'End-Of-Life' Myths

    01/04/2017 3:49:07 AM PST · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | January 3, 2017 4:12 PM ET | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    As the new Congress convenes, budget cutters are eyeing Medicare, citing predictions the program for seniors is running out of money. But federal bean counters have erroneously predicted Medicare's bankruptcy for decades. One mistake is they don't consider medical breakthroughs. Another problem is medical ethicists like Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who insist the elderly are a burden, and resources would be better spent on the young. Don't believe it. New medical findings show how wrong this thinking is... ...Someone who lives to 97 needs only about half as much end-of-life care as someone who dies at 68. Surprised? Myth has it...
  • Scientists find keys to a long life in Italy's 100 club village

    09/05/2016 6:59:52 AM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | Sept 5, 2016
    Scientists on Monday revealed part of the secret to why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians - low levels of a particular hormone that affects circulation. Italian and US experts have spent the last six months investigating the extraordinary longevity of residents of Acciaroli, where more than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 is over 100 years old.
  • Woman Found in Canyon After Hours-Long Search

    06/10/2016 2:45:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jaspreet Kaur and Dave Summers
    A woman who was reported missing from her home Wednesday morning was found 24 hours later in a canyon, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Police say Jan Mattei, 73, walked away from her home on Caminito Estrellado around 10 a.m. while her caregiver was vacuuming upstairs. Mattei suffers from dementia and has a history of wandering away from the caregiver. She has done this five times before. Searchers told NBC 7, Mattei has hidden from them in the past but this is the first time she was missing for so long. SDPD set up a command post...
  • Graying of America could hit Sarasota hard

    03/14/2016 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Margie Manning
    The economic boom that Florida is experiencing now from population gains could lead to labor shortages and a drain on state resources in the future, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Sarasota could be among the communities hardest hit by the graying of America, the report said. That’s because the city is an affluent community, and it may be hard for the caregivers who serve the elderly and tend to be lower paid to afford to live there, the report said.
  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • Hoary old Bill (Clinton) making liberals sweat (poor old codger alert)

    02/09/2016 4:59:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man - a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night, when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance...er, victory speech in Iowa. [Snip] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing - more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage. His head drooped, and his mouth frequently gaped open in what almost appeared to be a slack-eyed but leering old geezer smile directed towards his partner's...
  • Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

    02/03/2016 5:50:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    kpbs ^ | 02/03/2016 | Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR
    Mice were much healthier and lived about 25 percent longer when scientists killed off a certain kind of cell that accumulates in the body with age. What's more, the mice didn't seem to suffer any ill effects from losing their so-called senescent cells. These are cells that have stopped dividing, though not necessarily because the cells themselves are old. "It's a normal cell that experienced an unusual amount of stress, and it decided to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, who studies senescent cells at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. Older creatures have a lot more...