Misc. Aging News

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Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

What you can do to remain upright

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Older people and those who delay regular check-ups have more unnoticed changes, study finds

Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds biking may help adults avoid the blood sugar disorder

More Older Americans Cared for at Home

But this takes a toll on family members, researchers say

Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds

Age, failing memory play a role, but gender might matter, too, study finds

FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women

Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging

Lots of this dietary nutrient can keep you healthy, functioning, study suggests

Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement

Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise's Benefits

But, that's no excuse for seniors to abandon healthy habits

Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision?

Here are classic warning signs

Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors

Start slow and take it easy

Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

Americans Living Longer and Better

Improvements in heart and vision care likely behind the progress, study finds

Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age

Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

Meditation May Sharpen Memory

Small study finds benefits for older adults

Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health

Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Stay Lean, Live Longer

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years

Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say