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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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Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans.



Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice.



Drinking beetroot juice before exercising boosts brain performance

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Older adults who drank a beetroot juice supplement before exercising showed greater connectivity in an area of the brain that helps to control movement.



More than a 'gut feeling' on cause of age-associated inflammation

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, McMaster University researchers have found.



NIH researchers trace origin of blood-brain barrier 'sentry cells'

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding in zebrafish may contribute to understanding cognitive decline of aging.



Magnesium may prevent bone fractures

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between low levels of serum magnesium and the risk of bone fractures in a large-scale, long-term study.



Why green spaces are good for grey matter

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brain, a study of older people has found.



Many older adults will need help with managing their medicines and money

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of nearly 9500 individuals aged 65 and older who did not need help in managing medications or finances, many needed assistance as time went on.Over 10 years, 10.



Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by...



Common sedatives raise pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the link between the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and the risk of developing pneumonia among people with Alzheimer's disease.



Cognitive decline after surgery tied to brain's own immune cells

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking that can last for weeks or even months.



More gray hair linked to higher risk of heart disease

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new observational study finds a correlation between the amount of gray hair in adult men and their risk of coronary heart disease.



What causes an overactive bladder?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about why some people have an overactive bladder, causing the need for frequent or sudden urination. What can be done to prevent it?



No rest for the aged: As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side.



Overactive bladder: Symptoms, myths, and misconceptions

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about overactive bladder. What is it, what are the symptoms and who does it affect? Is it the same as stress urinary incontinence?



SuperAger brains shrink more slowly than peers' brains

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cortex of super-aged brain deteriorated much slower than average elderly brain over time.



Five of the best Alzheimer's blogs

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Alzheimer's-related blogs may help to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. We take a look at five of the best Alzheimer's blogs.



Study finds ethnic differences in effect of age-related macular degeneration on visual function

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In study that included Chinese, Malay, and Indian participants, researchers found that among those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) there were ethnic differences in visual function, such...



How to improve the appearance of bags under your eyes

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of remedies and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle that can help the eye area look its best.



Five of the best apps to train your brain

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Brain training apps may help to improve cognitive functioning, but which one is right for you? We present five of the best ones available.



Unravelling the mystery of the disappearing chromosomes

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of over 85,000 men, led by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge and deCODE genetics in Iceland, and published in Nature...



Longer telomeres protect against diseases of aging: A tale of mice and men

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered a key mechanism that protects mice from developing a human disease of aging, and begins to explain the wide spectrum of disease severity often seen...



Drinking tea could help stave off cognitive decline

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that regular tea consumption may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, especially for those at genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease.



Night-time urination reduced by cutting salt in diet

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The need to pee at night (nocturia) - which affects most people over the age of 60 - is related to the amount of salt in your diet, according to new research presented at the European Society of...



Anti-aging peptide recovers fur growth, kidney health in mice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New study reveals how a peptide targeted senescent cells - known to play a role in aging - to restore fitness, fur growth, and kidney function in old mice.