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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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Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan.

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how FoxO proteins are important for joint health, and how increasing the levels of these proteins could prevent or treat osteoarthritis.

How does exercise preserve the aging brain?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans.

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful.

Cognitive decline: Is low blood sodium a risk factor?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third.

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals.

How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer's

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A new study examines the brain structure and memory function of monolingual and multilingual people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age.

Alzheimer's-related brain changes could start at 40

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which damage to cells that protect blood vessels may lead to Alzheimer's, and such damage could begin in our 40s.

Causes and treatments for nasolabial folds

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Nasolabial folds are the lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth's outer corners. Learn more here.

How to get rid of jowls

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Jowls are excess or saggy skin on the neck. Learn about exercises and treatments to get rid of jowls, as well as how to help prevent them.

Could this protein hold the key to memory?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

New research about memory formation and recall points to a protein that may play an important role in how much we remember as we age.

What is the relation between baby boomers and hepatitis C?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Learn about the relationship between baby boomers and hepatitis C, and why people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for the disease.

Alzheimer's: Brain implant could improve cognitive function

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Is deep brain stimulation a way forward in treating Alzheimer's disease? A phase I clinical trial suggests that it can improve cognitive functioning.

Body clock disruptions may be an early sign of Alzheimer's

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

People whose brain scans reveal very early preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease also have disruptions in their sleep/wake cycles, a new study shows.

Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Exercise may improve cognition and prevent Alzheimer's disease, but are some forms of exercise better than others? New research investigates.

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

What are some of the best foods for a healthful diet that will help you live a long and happy life? Read on to learn which dietary staples to keep in mind.

This diet may slow cognitive decline after stroke

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

The risk of developing dementia doubles after having a stroke. Find out which diet can potentially stave off cognitive decline, according to new research.

Attending religious services may increase lifespan

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Regularly attending religious ceremonies — regardless of religion — may help us to live longer, healthier lives, according to new research.

What is Parkinsonism?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Parkinsonism is a condition that causes some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease alongside those of another disorder. We also look at diagnosis and treatment.

Can the Mediterranean diet help to prevent frailty?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

An analysis of pooled data from published studies found significantly lower rates of frailty among older people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet.

How to boost your brain

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Are you looking for ways to improve your mind and boost brain power in 2018? Look no further; we have compiled the best brain enhancing methods to try.

What is atypical Parkisonism?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available.

Facial exercises: The key to looking younger?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Striving to look younger? Exercising our facial muscles for 30 minutes at least every other day could knock years off our appearance, a new study suggests.