Most ‘anti-aging’ remedies are bogus, but here’s what you should know about aging from 20s to your 60s | Business Insider
It’s generally accepted that with each decade of our lives comes a new visible marker of age. To combat these tell-tale signs, dozens of “anti-aging” products and routines are marketed at people (mostly women) in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Use anti-wrinkle cream! Sleep with tea bags under your eyes! Avoid stress!, they command. As it turns out, most of these strategies don’t actually do anything to keep your skin or hair healthy, according to experts. More importantly, while most of us assume there’s an intrinsic link between the visible signs of aging (like wrinkles and grey hair), this idea is generally misguided.
We Have Sex Lives Too: People With A Disability Want To Be More Included This Mardi Gras | BuzzFeed
One reason is wanting relationship recognition in their own country. Another is purely logistical. On Saturday night Dennis will again march at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade with a float run by LGBTI people with a disability. He said it’s important to him to march with the group because “we seem to be forgotten”.
Living with a disability is living nonetheless, advocates say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brenda Dare is sick of going to funerals for people with disabilities and hearing others say that the person who died is in a better place. “What better place is that?” said Ms. Dare, of Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living. “Here is a better place, in my heart is a better place, at my kitchen table is a better place. … How do we get to where here’s the better place?”
Ms. Dare, who uses a wheelchair, was one of several advocates for disabled rights who spoke Wednesday evening at a candlelight vigil honoring the lives of people with disabilities killed by their families and caretakers.
Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50 | U.S. News and World Report
In some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among those over 50 fell 32 percent since 2000, while deaths from the disease fell by 34 percent. Those declines are likely due to increased screening, which can prevent colorectal cancer by detecting and removing precancerous polyps, according to the report released March 1 by the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Researchers Have Found a “Reset Button” for Aging Cells | Futurism
From revitalizing heartbeats and increasing longevity, to removing disorders via gene editing, blood-borne challenges are approached with new solutions as quickly as we can innovate them. While many of the solutions we currently have can tackle blood disorders reactively, researchers at the University of Lunds in Sweden have devised a method that could address blood disorders proactively.
Waiver Funding For Work: Supported Employment for People with IDD | The Council on Quality and Leadership
People with disabilities are employed at significantly lower rates than people without disabilities. This is especially true for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Those people with disabilities who are employed are often underemployed, being placed in positions where their skills are not utilized, they do not have enough opportunities, and are not paid at fair rates.
Advocates for aging call homecare worker shortage a crisis | The Daily Progress
A worsening shortage of homecare workers in the state is leaving patients in dangerous conditions and the system on the brink of collapse, say advocates for the elderly and the disabled. The Assembly’s health committee heard public testimony Monday about how to confront a lack of homecare workers that is expected to increase as the Baby Boomer generation ages. Homecare workers help with daily tasks such as eating, dressing and bathing that allow for patients to remain in homes rather than hospitals or nursing homes. Health care experts said extensive training
Why Men Have Such a Hard Time With Aging | Wall Street Journal
Traditional thinking about masculinity can work against health. Doctors and patients are trying to change those attitudes. Researchers are focusing on a factor that makes aging harder for men: having to let go of their sense of masculinity. That sense includes things like the need to be strong and stoic, or that it’s weak to ask for help. The trouble is, such ideas are a bad fit with the realities of old age, leaving many senior men poorly equipped to handle the challenges that come with growing frailer, retiring, losing a spouse or even needing to disclose their ailments.
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