This is something people don't just automatically think about: old people get their smang on more and more these days!
We're talking seniors. We're talking technology, and longer life expectancy. We're talking the elderly gettin' it on!
This is great news on one hand — who wouldn't want to still be… lively… at that age — but on the other hand, this means STDs are becoming more of a problem for seniors!
Enter SaferSex4Seniors and their hilarious PSA that's been getting a lot of attention.
Think of it as Kama Sutra For Grandparents! LOLz!
Check out the full PSA (above)!!
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We bet his former co-star George Clooney has a few words of encouragement for him!
Noah Wyle, who starred with the actor on ER, was also arrested today during a political protest against Congress cutting Medicaid in Washington D.C.!
The actor was with 100 other members of the group ADAPT, a group attempting to protect the elderly and those with disabilities from being forced into nursing homes, instead of being able to afford home care!
Wow! Good for him!
Such a worthy cause!
Keep standing your ground, guys!
[Image via WENN.]
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Here is another reason to watch what you eat — especially if you're a senior citizen!
A new study has linked overeating to memory loss in the elderly population. Those eating 6,000 calories a day may have DOUBLE the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment!
The diagnosis means more serious memory loss then what is expected to come naturally with aging and is a risk factor for developing dementia or even Alzheimer's!
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This is so amazing.
We knew service dogs were smart and well trained but this is crazy.
A woman fell and shattered her hip.
And only her dog was around to help her.
Hear how he saved her life in the above video.
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At last, we know how fast the Grim Reapers
A study comparing the walking speeds of elderly men found the faster a man walk, longer he lives.
The study was done over five years surveying 1,700 Australian men aged 70+.
266 died. With their deaths, the researchers were able to estimate the Grim Reaper's speed.
The Grim Reaper catches you if you walk less 1.8 miles an hour!
Admittedly, the study was tongue in cheek.
But it did find that older men who walk at least three MPH live longer.
[Image via Family Guy Wiki.]
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Old people are not letting their age get to them like their counterparts would have 30 years ago — nope!
In fact, they've been getting smarter AND gettin' their freak on a lot more, which has lead to an even happier group of over 70's!
‘This is the rock and roll generation born in the 1930s and 40s now getting old and they are not going to be sitting on a park bench feeding the birds. Being 75 today is probably like being 55 was 30 years ago.’
To blame? Better schooling, for one. That takes care of the smarter, more clever aspect. So how about the sexy times?
Well, perhaps they're listening to Jane Fonda (73), who has been super open about getting mad ruddy even in her later years!
We say this is a great thing and totally gives us hope for when we get super old! Ha!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Such a good idea!
A pair of shoes equipped with a GPS tracking system have been specially designed for Alzheimer's patients and will be available next month!
Just in time for Christmas, the shoes used to keep track of loved ones cost about $300, plus a subscription fee for the monitoring service.
The revolutionary product was originally being designed for children, but developers realized there was also a large (and sadly, growing) market for Alzheimer's Disease patients which number about 5.4 million in the U.S. alone.
Sources report that 60% of sufferers wander and often become lost. Up to half who are not found within 24 hours may die from dehydration, exposure or injury.
With those kind of statistics, we'd definitely invest in a pair of these bad boys for a loved one, would U?
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