As longer life becomes a reality for more and more individuals in the US, finding ways to improve quality of life throughout a lifetime is becoming increasingly important. This section highlights the many ways people can strive for overall well-being.
The Genius of Marian, a visually rich, emotionally complex documentary about a family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease, will premiere on PBS on September 9, 2014. The film follows Pam White, who is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's. After being diagnosed, life as she and her family know it begins to change, slowly but irrevocably.
The inability to get a good night’s rest increases the suicide risk for older adults, according to a new study by led by Rebecca A. Bernert, Ph.D. of Stanford University.
Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
LeadingAge has been active in participating in a series of workshops held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on elder abuse and its prevention. On April 17-18, 2013, the IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention held a
workshop on elder abuse and its prevention to shed light on this
underappreciated and often overlooked form of violence. A recently released workshop summary provides more detailed information on the content of the workshop.
At 109 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer is the oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor.