Items Tagged ‘seniors’

Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

May 2, 2018

Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

According to the Pew Research Center, older adults face unique barriers to using and adopting new technology. Some 34% of older internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks, while 48% of seniors say they need help setting up and using them. The […]

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Tags: electronic devices, new technologies, new technology, physical conditions, poor eyesight, seniors, UCLA Health 50-Plus


Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

February 12, 2018

Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million. People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams. Throughout February, UCLA […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, AMD awareness, American Academy of Ophthalmology, blindness, cholesterol, comprehensive eye exams, degenerative diseasem, Doheny Eye Institutes, eye conditions, eye diseases, eye exams


When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

May 8, 2017

When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline can help your loved one start […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, cognitive testing, dementia, memory, memory loss, mood changes, personality changes, poor decisions, seniors, social withdrawal, UCLA Health Memory Evaluation Program


DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

July 22, 2016

DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves your balance and your […]

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Tags: 50 plus, 50 plus program, 50+, active living, cardio excercising, Dr. Daina Danovitch, fitness, healthy aging, senior activities, seniors, seniors excercising, UCLA Health