Elder Abuse versus Dependent Adult Abuse: What's the Difference?

Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash There are over 526,000 Iowans over the age of 65 (State Data Center of Iowa, 2019). Based on national data that estimates 10 percent of older adults over age 60 are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (Beach et al., 2010), then there could be over 52,000 Iowans who experience elder … Continue reading Elder Abuse versus Dependent Adult Abuse: What's the Difference?

Vampires beware: The link between garlic, gut health, and memory for older adults

In Bram Stoker's Dracula, garlic was used to repel vampires. Garlic may not be good for vampires, but it may be good for healthier memory as we age. In a recently released study, garlic appears to counteract age-related memory problems...at least in mice. According to Behera and Tyagi (American Physiological Society, 2019), the dietary administration … Continue reading Vampires beware: The link between garlic, gut health, and memory for older adults

Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams

Photo via The Telegraph This week's Age Trivia question asked if older adults were less likely to use technology for dating compared to their younger counterparts. The answer is actually mixed...so yes and no. In recent years, all age groups have steadily increased their online dating activities and found intimate partners (see figure below). Data … Continue reading Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams