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In 10 years, half of middle-income elders won’t be able to afford housing, medical carePosted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs.
UTA engineering students build treadmill that can be used by athletes in wheelchairsPosted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The eight-time national champion UTA Movin' Mavs might be getting even better soon, thanks to some ingenuity among mechanical engineering students.
Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementiaPosted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams. What would not dupe a person with normal mental faculties often takes in seniors. A new study shows that elderly with mild cognitive impairment or early signs of dementia often fall prey to these telephone scams.
Making smarter decisions about where to recover after hospitalizationPosted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Every year, nearly 2 million people on Medicare — most of them older adults — go to a skilled nursing facility to recover after a hospitalization. But choosing the facility can be daunting, according to an emerging body of research.
New evidence of impulsive behavior in nonsuicidal self-injuryPosted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Are young adults who harm themselves more at risk for suicide? New research suggests there could be a connection under specific conditions associated with negative emotions.