Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/6/2003
Stimulating Mind Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Leisure activities that work your brain may spare you from neurodegenerative disease

11/5/2003
Memory Drugs Could Backfire

Might improve long-term memory while harming short-term recollection, study says

11/5/2003
New Marker for Alzheimer's Found

Scientists identify protein molecule that points to mind-robbing disease

11/4/2003
Many Seniors Don't Get Health Care They Need

Researchers say system needs to provide better geriatric care

11/4/2003
Unlocking Secrets of Key Human Enzymes

Findings link sirtuins to long life

10/31/2003
Older Women at Greater Risk of Death in Childbirth

While the numbers are small, the threat exists

10/28/2003
Single Gene Controls Onset of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Study finds it influences age at which people first show signs of disease

10/28/2003
The Young at Heart Live Longer

Key is controlling underlying cardiovascular disease

10/26/2003
How Old is Too Old to Drive?

AMA urges doctors to help make the call

10/23/2003
Aging Parents

Make plans before there's a health emergency

10/20/2003
What Leads to Cognitive Decline

Study identifies risk factors associated with mild impairment

10/20/2003
The Older You Are, the Harder Your Hearing

Seniors face high risk of impairment, study finds

10/18/2003
Strength Training Pumps Up Seniors

Study finds it combats loss of muscle mass in older adults

10/14/2003
Exercise Helps Alzheimer's Patients

It decreases depression, hospitalizations, new research finds

10/14/2003
For Some, Long Life Is in the Genes

Genetic mutation may explain why some people become centenarians

10/10/2003
Sharpening the Minds of Seniors

Older adults benefit from new memory training method

10/9/2003
Daily Vitamin Dose Could Cut Medicare Costs

Study says multivitamin use may bring significant savings

10/9/2003
Long-Term Care Insurance: Buyer Beware

Coverage for nursing homes, assisted-living facilities isn't for everyone

10/6/2003
Another Clue to Alzheimer's Cause

Study finds amyloid beta protein can't cross blood-brain barrier with this disease

10/2/2003
Vibrating Insoles Improve Balance in Elderly

Researchers hope device reduces the number of falls

9/29/2003
High Blood Pressure Doesn't Dim Mental Function By Itself

Study finds having other conditions more likely to hurt cognition in older adults

9/25/2003
Falls in Elderly Women Tied to Chronic Diseases

British study cites conditions, not the drugs that treat them

9/25/2003
Yeast Offers Insight Into Aging and Cancer

Older cells make more genetic mistakes, study finds

9/25/2003
Simple Movement May Block Shingles

Tai chi chih protects older people from immune disease

9/23/2003
Lower Blood Pressure a Memory Booster

Helps older folks avoid gaffes, study finds

9/18/2003
Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

Fruit fly study could also pertain to humans, experts say

9/16/2003
New Way to Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Ratio of biochemicals in spinal fluid helps diagnose condition

9/15/2003
Skill Sets Stay Same As We Age

It happens even as overall mental abilities decline

9/12/2003
Eye Diseases on the Increase

Researchers blame growing health-care burden on aging baby boomers

9/11/2003
Helping Seniors Stay Fit

Behavioral counseling, exercise therapy helps older adults up weekly exercise time

9/11/2003
Resistance Training Strengthens Seniors

Doing it once a week builds up muscles in older adults, study finds

9/10/2003
Fit Seniors Trim Medicare Costs

But overall savings aren't much because they live longer

9/10/2003
High Cholesterol at 40 Signals Heart Trouble Later

Your lifetime heart disease risk grows, new study finds

9/9/2003
New Gel Could Help Sight

Material may be able to act as eye lens replacement in older people

9/5/2003
Senior Laugh Lines Do Smooth Out

They may not get all the jokes, but they enjoy the ones they understand, study says

9/3/2003
Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort

But vaccination still the best strategy, study says

8/31/2003
Eating Disorders As a Midlife Crisis

More older women struggling with anorexia, bulimia

8/29/2003
Sage Could Make You a Sage

Study found the herb improved memory on word recall tests

8/28/2003
Synthetic Dope Helps Alzheimer's Patients

Compound seems to reduce agitation in people with disease

8/28/2003
Steady Exercise Beats Back Diabetes After 40

Study finds workouts need to happen regularly and often

8/27/2003
Toast Red Wine for a Ripe Old Age?

Not so fast, some experts say

8/26/2003
Sperm Mutations More Likely in Older Men

Researchers found older fathers more likely to pass on birth defects

8/25/2003
Growing Old Shouldn't Mean Losing Sleep

Report offers advice on breaking the cycle of sleeplessness

8/24/2003
Depression Weighs Heaviest on the Elderly

But many treatment options are highly effective

8/22/2003
Volunteer Work Rejuvenates Seniors

Study finds it fuels bodies, souls and minds of older adults

8/18/2003
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Triple

Study predicts 13.2 million Americans will have it by 2050

8/13/2003
Older Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Researchers say age was the only factor for who got treatments

8/11/2003
Exercise, Vitamin E Combo Can Slow Aging

The two cut levels of oxidative stress on the body, study finds

8/11/2003
Boomers and Seniors Flock to Their Docs

Preventive care, chronic diseases behind rise in visits

8/11/2003
Seniors Shelling Out More for Medicare+Choice

Out-of-pocket, premium costs jump 10 percent from 1999 to 2003, study says