When should seniors stop driving? Most never talk to anyone about giving up their car

Most older drivers never talk to a medical professional or family members about their ability to drive safely, according to a new study. But that needs to change, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a nonprofit research and educational arm of insurance and travel giant AAA. The foundation is urging family members to have discussions with their older loved ones…

Your ageing brain: Use it or lose it

HAVING hobbies in middle age may help ward off dementia years later, researchers have found. Scientists discovered activities such as reading, playing sport and socialising contribute to maintaining brainpower into old age — and may help reduce the risk of dementia. The Cambridge University study has huge implications for the UK’s National Health Service, which faces soaring costs for caring…