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. This category includes news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity and lifestyle.
Seniors and Aging
- Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression? February 16, 2019
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.
- Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's February 15, 2019
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function.
- Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline February 15, 2019
Understanding the risk factors of cognitive decline are now more important than ever. A recent study examined the potential role of inflammation.
- Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's February 7, 2019
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein.
- Does education really protect against dementia? February 7, 2019
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates.
- Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link January 30, 2019
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline.
- Could targeting this enzyme slow aging and related diseases? January 29, 2019
In showing how an enzyme halts cell division by producing reactive oxygen species, scientists shed new light on the biology of aging and related diseases.
- Mild cognitive impairment: Reducing blood pressure can lower risk January 28, 2019
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
- Even low-level activity may help reduce dementia risk January 25, 2019
According to a recent study, older adults who move around more are likely to have significantly better memory and thinking skills.
- Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease January 18, 2019
A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.