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People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect

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Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman...

Study finds high survival rate for elderly patients with implantable defibrillator

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years - a...

Dementia: Bilingualism may help brain conserve resources and resist decline

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research suggests years of bilingualism alters the brain to use resources more efficiently when concentrating, giving insights to successful aging.

Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough...

Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is early-onset Alzheimer's and what causes it? Learn about coping with the condition, the financial burden, and its effect on relationships.

Sedentary behavior raises dementia risk as much as genetic factors

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds the risk of dementia onset is just as high for sedentary older adults as it is for those with a genetic predisposition for the disease.

Can chair yoga relieve osteoarthritis pain?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new randomized control study is the first to show that chair yoga can help to reduce pain in seniors with lower extremity osteoarthritis.

Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Meeting current exercise guidelines can be hard for older adults with arthritis, but a new study finds they need only meet a third of the recommendations.

Musicians have faster reaction times

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research demonstrates that musical training improves reaction time to auditory and tactile stimuli. The findings open the door to new types of therapy.

Scientists discover master regulator of cellular aging

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a protein that fine-tunes the cellular clock involved in aging.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Poor sleep can damage brain health in later life

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Experts have found that in order to maintain a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life.

What are the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed?

Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.

Delirium an insidious, deadly threat to nursing home residents

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A comprehensive review of research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds delirium to be an often-undiagnosed syndrome, affecting nearly 18 percent of long-term care...

Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, study claims

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Mediterranean is a haven for lovers of crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed landscapes.

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...

Study finds patterns of biomarkers predict how well people age, risks of age-related disease

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging and his or risk for future aging-related diseases...

Risk of long-term disability in older adults who visit the ED

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Older adults who go to the emergency department (ED) for an illness or injury are at increased risk for disability and decline in physical abilities up to six months later, according to a study by...

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study of nearly 3,000 older Chinese adults finds that napping for around an hour after lunch may improve memory and thinking ability.

High monthly vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, may increase falls for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections - such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia - can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Being physically inactive - sitting for long periods of time - can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease.

Out in the cold: Why are the oldest people the most excluded?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research.

Mediterranean diet prevents brain atrophy, study finds

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The brain naturally shrinks with age, but a new study suggests that the healthful Mediterranean diet may help to preserve brain size in elderly adults.

Occupational therapy may have the potential to slow down functional decline and reduce behavioral troubles

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A French observational study in real life showed that dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a...