Coronavirus Outbreak: Early Prevention Recommendations for Older Adults

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (a.k.a. COVID-19) is, as of this writing, considered an outbreak virus with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitoring novel illnesses in the U.S. There are numerous concerns with this contagious virus related to its rate of spread and whether older adults are at a heightened risk associated with coronavirus. We … Continue reading Coronavirus Outbreak: Early Prevention Recommendations for Older Adults

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