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10/22/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
New research uncovers 21 genetic variants that are associated with changes in lifespan and presents a genetic score that predicts a person's survival.
10/19/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses.
10/19/2018   Senior Health
Title: Health Tip: Suggestions For Healthier Aging
Category: Health News
Created: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
10/18/2018   Exercise for Seniors

Source: National Institute on Aging - From the National Institutes of Health

10/18/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
New research suggests that people who consume high levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood are more likely to stay disease-free well into old age.
10/18/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new review finds that 30 known vitamins and minerals, as well as 11 other compounds, are crucial to maintaining health and prolonging the lifespan.
10/17/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease.
10/17/2018   Senior Health
Title: Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
10/16/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease normally affects people over 40, but it can also occur in younger people. People who smoke heavily or work in environments with high exposure to pollutants may develop it earlier. Life expectancy depends on how far the disease has progressed at diagnosis and treatment plans.
10/16/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Our diets can influence the state of our health. Research in mice now suggests that one regimen — the ketogenic diet — may even prevent cognitive decline.
10/16/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Our diets can influence the state of our health. Research in mice now suggests that one regimen — the ketogenic diet — may even prevent cognitive decline.
10/15/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
10/12/2018   Nutrition for Seniors

Source: National Library of Medicine - From the National Institutes of Health

10/12/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
10/12/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
10/11/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check.
10/10/2018   Senior Health
Title: Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling
Category: Health News
Created: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
10/10/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new study deemed 'game-changing' by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis.
10/09/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
10/09/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms, but Alzheimer’s has different and specific treatments as well as unique symptoms. Learn more here.
10/09/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.
10/09/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms, but Alzheimer’s has different and specific treatments as well as unique symptoms. Learn more here.
10/09/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Predicting who will develop dementia is difficult. Researchers are testing various biomarkers, but a recent study asks whether apathy might provide a clue.
10/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
In a new mouse study, researchers identified a naturally occurring compound that appears to be the most effective in slowing down the process of aging.
09/28/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
New research supports the idea that physical activity delays cognitive decline and other changes in the rare early-onset form of Alzheimer's disease.
09/26/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Now that scientists agree that oligomer protein deposits cause Alzheimer's, an international team has detailed a plan for developing drugs to target them.
09/25/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060.
09/25/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060.