Researchers say a simple, self-administered test can help spot cognitive changes. The four page test, which was given to people 50 and older, measured language, reasoning, problem solving, and memory.
Many Big Country seniors take time out of their day to help others through volunteering. For one local woman, it meant working through her own health issues.
We've all heard the saying, "you're as young as you feel," but for one Abilene man who's celebrating his 101st birthday it's more than just a common phrase.
If 100 degree temperature keep you from walking outdoors, the mall of Abilene is a cool alternative.
If you've lived in Abilene for the past decade, you may have noticed an appliance repair shop on Butternut street. For the past 10 years, Robert Lilly has stayed busy repairing anything and everything as a hobby.
The past 70 years of marriage have been the best this Big Country couple could have ever asked for.
Keeping a fully stocked food pantry up and running is a task in itself. But one Abilene woman knows just what it takes to keep the operation running as smoothly as possible.
Working out after 50 is even more crucial for enhancing your quality of life.
This week wraps up Home Instead's "Salute to Senior Service" national contest and one last Abilene volunteer is being recognized for giving her spare time each and every week.
In a community with many gracious volunteers, another Abilene man is being recognized for giving his time through a national contest put on by Home Instead's Salute to Senior Services.
One Abilene man has been a big part of the community for several years by volunteering at the Rose Park Senior Center and organizations throughout the city of Abilene.
One Abilene man has been a big part of the community for several years with organizations such as meals on wheels and even helping out Big Country residents. In return, he has been entered into a national contest put on by Home Instead's "Salute to Senior Services".
One Abilene woman has been entered into a National contest put on by Home Instead's "Salute to Senior Services."
The search continues for an extraordinary senior citizen in the Big Country and across the nation.
The 2nd Annual Salute to Senior Service contest begins Feb. 1.
The soda fountain has been brought back to life.
Players say "42" isn't as complicated as it looks.
Memories in the Making is a program dedicated to helping them remember.
They may not be professional singers, but they sure do have fun.
Independence day may have passed, but one group of senior citizens continues to keep its national pride intact...
Even at 102 Johnson still has her sense of humor.
One Haskell native has turned his hobby into a lucrative one...
Close to one million Texans are providing care to someone with Alzheimers and they are not being paid for it..... That's because many caregivers are families members who also have to deal with the disease, but there are many places including right here in the Big Country where families can go to get training and support....
The annual Senior Jamboree serves as a way for senior citizens around the community to keep in shape.
It's more about having fun- even if you don't have someone to dance with.
She's no professional gardener, but Pam Rose sees Eastland as her greenhouse.
It's all about concentration, balance and most of all deep breathing.
For the past 36 years Shirley Glandon has listened to thousands of victims- working to reassure them that it's not their fault.
The staff at the Sears Park Senior Center host a yearly Easter celebration
Mae Schaff wants to make sure she's not among the millions of senior citizens around the nation who are hospitalized from a falling injury.
CG Gray is a retired professor who's now dedicated to teaching kids who to read.
Patsy Billington is dedicated to showing the world her late husbands paintings.
The Anson Park Seniors Community held their first annual senior prom dedicated to the day of love.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have doubled among 50- to 90-year-olds in the past decade.
Men in their 70s and 80s may be more likely than women of the same age to develop the memory loss and cognitive problems that often herald Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
Whenever Felicia Hudson gets overwhelmed juggling a full-time job and caring for her ailing father, she finds solace in a piece of paper hanging in her office.
Some risk factors for dementia like getting old and having a family history cannot be prevented, but a new study shows that hormones produced in excess weight around the middle may be another risk factor, particularly for women.
When the Nitendo Wii Fit debuted in 2007, experts were skeptical about the system's health benefits.
Hanneke Hops wasn't afraid of dying. What concerned her was growing old and not being able to run marathons, ride horses, or fly planes. So the 56-year-old Hayward, California, woman turned to Alan Mintz, M.D. -- a radiologist who founded the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, which specializes in "age management medicine."
CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports on older men and women who have found love through online dating websites.
Non-profit group "Glamour Gals" come together to help elderly women look and feel good.
With Christmas just days away, Santa has been seen spreading Christmas cheer just about everywhere. It turns out, he comes in different shapes and sizes.
At 51, Vincent Guest could well be the professor at a table filled with 20- and 30-year-olds. He is leading a lunchtime social justice meeting for seminarians at Theological College at Catholic University in Washington.
Ruth Jackson, a resident of Cedar Crest Care Center, will celebrate her 101st birthday Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Engines roared Saturday morning, but it wasn't a traditional race.
Whether it's preserving history or keeping up with the trends, antiques are a big part of Big Country culture.
The Taylor County Expo Center finished a weekend of the team roping competition.
When someone says "square dancing," you might think of ruffled skirts and belt buckles. You'd be right, and Randy Phillips says "calling" at Wagon Wheel Dance Hall in Tye keeps him young.