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These Americans Are Determined to Cast a Last Ballot Before Dying

作者:admin 2020-10-09

Annamarie Eggert, now in her 90s, cast her first vote in 1948.Credit...Greta Rybus for The New York TimesBy Katie HafnerOct. 7, 2020Annamarie Eggert has voted in every presidential election since 1948, when she cast her ballot for Harry S. Truman. No 阅读全文

Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes

作者:admin 2020-10-09

Nevada has suspended the use of two companies’ rapid coronavirus testing in nursing homes.Credit...Julia Rendleman for The New York TimesBy Katherine J. WuOct. 7, 2020Nevada has ordered its nursing facilities to immediately suspend the use of two rap 阅读全文

In Isolating Times, Can Robo

作者:admin 2020-09-27

A study of 271 independently living seniors who suffered from loneliness found “there was improvement in their mental well-being, in sense of purpose and optimism,” after 30 days with a robotic pet cat or dog.Credit...Ageless InnovationBy 阅读全文

Trump Promises Drug Discount Cards as an Expensive Pre

作者:admin 2020-09-26

ImageMark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, left, said that pharmaceutical manufacturers would pay for the discount cards: “It’s the first time that money came from Big Pharma, back from their pockets, in the pockets of American seniors.”Credi 阅读全文

As China Ages, a Push to Add Elevators Offers a New Kind of Economic Relief

作者:admin 2020-09-24

Jiang Weixing, left, is living in a building with a retrofitted elevator. Given her difficulties walking, she and her wheelchair had to be carried up and down the stairs until the elevator was built.Credit...The New York TimesBy Keith BradsherSept. 2 阅读全文

Getting Wise to Fake News

作者:admin 2020-09-12

Lindsay Dina takes an online course that helps older people spot online misinformation. “I’ve seen things and thought, ‘Well, that’s not true,’” she said. “But I wasn’t sure how to verify that it wasn’t.”Credit...Desiree Rios for The New York TimesBy 阅读全文

How the Aging Immune System Makes Older People Vulnerable to Covid

作者:admin 2020-09-09

Nurses addressed a nursing home patient showing coronavirus symptoms in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Spain, earlier this year.Credit...David Ramos/Getty ImagesBy Veronique GreenwoodSept. 8, 2020, 3:00 a.m. ETCovid-19 patients who are 80 or older are hund 阅读全文

Recognize Misinformation on the Internet

作者:admin 2020-08-24

Credit...Nadia HafidBy Amy YeeAug. 22, 2020Older people are vulnerable to misinformation online even under normal circumstances. But the coronavirus has made the problem especially urgent. Older people are more susceptible to the virus, making discer 阅读全文

New Measures Aim to Boost Vaccine Rates for Flu and Children’s Shots

作者:admin 2020-08-22

Signs advertised free flu shots outside a drugstore in Manhattan this week.Credit...Bryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy Jan HoffmanAug. 20, 2020The Trump administration has announced measures intended to boost childhood vaccination r 阅读全文

With Virtual Reality, Caregivers Can Become Patients

作者:admin 2020-08-20

Through a virtual reality headset from Embodied Labs, a user can experience what it’s like to be “Alfred,” 74, as he takes a test. His vision is obscured by age-related macular degeneration. Credit...Embodied LabsBy Kerry HannonAug. 19, 2020, 5:00 a. 阅读全文