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Senior Health

Nursing home scandal exposed: Lost generation of senior citizens being hospitalized for profit

A shocking new study conducted by the National Institute of Aging just revealed that one fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with Alzheimer's or other dementia were sent to hospitals for "questionable reasons" in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their suffering.

Omega-3 fats hold the key to curing depression in the elderly

Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly.

Tea consumption slows cognitive decline in older adults

Older adults who drink tea regularly experience significantly less cognitive decline than adults of the same age who do not drink tea, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Washington and presented at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010.