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More U.S. seniors taking multiple mind-altering drugs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The number of older adults taking at least three prescriptions for psychotropic drugs – which includes opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics and tranquilizers – has roughly doubled over the past decade, a recent U.S. study suggests. Nationwide, the number of annual doctor visits involving patients 65 and older who started or […]

Seniors with access to medical marijuana use fewer prescription drugs

By Ronnie Cohen Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $ 165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17 states that allowed cannabis to […]

Obese seniors live more of their golden years with heart disease

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – – Seniors who are obese may live just as long as their thinner peers, but they are more likely to develop heart disease and to get it slightly earlier in life, a Dutch study finds. “Cardiovascular disease affects people’s quality of life,” said Dr. Dhana, of the Erasmus Medical […]

Seniors upset and unhappy with Gallant government's budget

Many seniors say they are being hit hard by the Gallant government's first budget which removes the financial cap on the cost of nursing home care and increases Blue Cross premiums for seniors. Carl Swift, a senior in Moncton, says the new budget is heavy-handed in its increases. The budget changes the way seniors are assessed […]

Seniors upset and unhappy with Gallant government's budget

Many seniors say they are being hit hard by the Gallant government's first budget which removes the financial cap on the cost of nursing home care and increases Blue Cross premiums for seniors. Carl Swift, a senior in Moncton, says the new budget is heavy-handed in its increases. The budget changes the way seniors are assessed […]

Seniors upset and unhappy with Gallant government's budget

Many seniors say they are being hit hard by the Gallant government's first budget which removes the financial cap on the cost of nursing home care and increases Blue Cross premiums for seniors. Carl Swift, a senior in Moncton, says the new budget is heavy-handed in its increases. Under the new budget, savings will no […]

Exercise may preserve motor skills in seniors

This may partly explain why older people who are more active tend to have better motor function, the authors write in the journal Neurology. “The association between physical activity and motor function in older adults is well-established,” said lead author Debra A. Fleischman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Seniors / Aging – Yahoo […]

Exercise may preserve motor skills in seniors

This may partly explain why older people who are more active tend to have better motor function, the authors write in the journal Neurology. “The association between physical activity and motor function in older adults is well-established,” said lead author Debra A. Fleischman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Seniors / Aging – Yahoo […]

Exercise may preserve motor skills in seniors

This may partly explain why older people who are more active tend to have better motor function, the authors write in the journal Neurology. “The association between physical activity and motor function in older adults is well-established,” said lead author Debra A. Fleischman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Seniors / Aging – Yahoo […]

The oldest old: The changing face of Canadian seniors

“They are coming,” Jacques Legare, a demographer at the Universite de Montreal and lead author of the study, tells Yahoo Canada News. This generation of extreme seniors will result in a demographic shift in the country, he says. Policy makers need to prepare to deal with their rapidly expanding ranks, says Legare, who presented the […]

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