The National Institutes on Aging has awarded more than $30 million in funding to St. Louis’ own Washington University for Alzheimer’s disease research efforts. Much of the focus goes to two studies researching ways to identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually begin to appear.
The song says “tis the season to be jolly” but for some, the holidays can be a sad and lonely time. Days become shorter. Cold weather keeps you cooped up. Winter can be depressing – particularly for seniors, who may find themselves isolated and missing deceased loved ones and merrier times.
Whether you love a cozy fire on a cold winter night or loathe the mere thought of a snow covered driveway, now is the time to prepare for the winter if you live in St. Louis.
We celebrate Veterans Day by giving thanks and paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country. These family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers are an important part of our community and history.
As the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, we’re sharing two interactive online tools to help determine your risk of developing the disease that effects so many lives.
Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care and aging in place. More than 65 million people (29% of the US population) spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for a loved one.
We’re nearing the time of year when millions of people will suffer from the flu. The number one way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Below is a list of free flu vaccination opportunities in and around St. Louis.
It’s a no-brainer, right? Of course fitness improves strength, balance and flexibility, but have you really thought about what’s at risk?
In the United States, there are as many as one million individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. The disease has gained national attention through the inspirational career comeback of Michael J. Fox and, more recently, tragic loss of Robin Williams. These two also exemplify the difference that having a strong support group can make.
The AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theater is hosting a movie series with St. Louis seniors in mind. Every Monday in September, the Silver Screen Series will highlight films that explore positive aging themes.Read More…