aging http://wkms.org en 'Silver Tsunami' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set http://wkms.org/post/silver-tsunami-and-other-terms-can-irk-over-65-set About one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. NPR's Ina Jaffe covers this population — and says it's often difficult to find the right words to describe it.<p>"I realized what a minefield this was after I'd been on the beat just a few months," she says. "I did <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/12/174124992/an-age-old-problem-who-is-elderly">a profile of this 71-year-old midwife</a>. She's still up all night delivering babies, and the headline on our website — and reporters ... do not write the headlines ... Mon, 19 May 2014 14:36:15 +0000 NPR Staff 40651 at http://wkms.org 'Silver Tsunami' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set UCLA Longevity Center Director Advocates Brain Health to Prevent Alzheimer's http://wkms.org/post/ucla-longevity-center-director-advocates-brain-health-prevent-alzheimers <p></p><div>Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine and author, Dr. Gary Small is going against the widely accepted theory that Alzheimer's disease is an unavoidable consequence of aging. Dr. Small's argument is to be found in his book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program. The core elements in his seven day plan include memory training, food that promotes a healthy brain, the importance of aerobic and strength exercise, managing stress and maintaining strong emotional connections.</div><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:15:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 26317 at http://wkms.org UCLA Longevity Center Director Advocates Brain Health to Prevent Alzheimer's To Dye or Not to Dye? That is the Question http://wkms.org/post/dye-or-not-dye-question <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">Commentator Celia Brewer returned to western Kentucky eight years ago. But in another, completely different way, she has also gone back to her roots.</span></p><p>In an episode of the 50s sitcom The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden comes home to find his wife Alice chatting with her friend Trixie. Ralph, never one for the delicate touch, tries to compliment Trixie on her recent trip to the beauty parlor. “Your hairdo looks nice,” he says, “and the color is almost natural.”</p><p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Celia Brewer & Matt Markgraf 22642 at http://wkms.org To Dye or Not to Dye? That is the Question Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County. http://wkms.org/post/acting-younger-living-longer-and-living-better-calloway-county <p>Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:26:19 +0000 Todd Hatton 18451 at http://wkms.org