New Online Community to Combat Social Isolation for 50+ Adults

A new social club and online community called Amintro was created to make it easier for 50+ adults to find new friends. Already launched across Canada, Amintro is not a dating service but matches like-minded adults with similar adults to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults. We discovered Amintro, a social app intended [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Innovations in AI and Apps for Health Care

Interacting with AI, or artificial intelligence, has already become a way of life for most people, from email applications that automatically route spam to your junk box, to the recommendations that Netflix makes based on your viewing history, to dealing with personal assistants, like Siri or Alexa. AI technology is now becoming more prominent in [. . . more]

Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

A recent study conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton suggests that pets can actually alleviate mental health symptoms. The study, which was published in BMC Psychiatry in February 2018, is the first systematic review of research related to the role of companion animals and analyzes the impact of pets on [. . . more]

Regular Exercise Slows the Aging Process

Recent research shows that regularly exercising throughout one’s life can slow the aging process and prevent deterioration of the immune system. Two articles, published in March 2018 in Aging Cell by researchers from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London proved that older people who have exercised all of their lives have the immunity, [. . . more]

“What’s New in Sex?”

The title for this article is a line of dialogue spoken by actress Marlo Thomas, who portrayed Rachel’s mother Sandra Green on TV show “Friends”. In this episode, Rachel’s mother was ready to enter the dating scene again after splitting from Rachel’s father and posed the question bluntly to her daughter. It was a funny [. . . more]