March 20, 2014
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As age-friendly technologies emerge, experts recommend policy changes

From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to experts. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014
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Access to technology improves older adults’ health

A professor of psychology is exploring the potential benefits of computer access to senior citizens’ health. Continue reading

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September 24, 2013
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Living better with heart failure by changing what you eat

Just 21 days of following a low-sodium DASH diet lowered blood pressure and improved heart function for older adults living with a common type of heart failure. Continue reading

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September 20, 2013
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Personality a key factor in health care use

Psychiatrists and psychologists have long understood that an individual’s personality can define how he or she views the world around them, reacts to situations, and interacts with others. It now appears that personality traits can be linked to the fre… Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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Older adults live longer with a few extra pounds – if they don’t add more

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
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Older drinkers may experience fewer hangovers than youngsters

While hangovers may be a source of humor, their effects can be debilitating, costly, and even dangerous. A new study of hangovers across the lifespan has found that the tendency to experience hangovers decreases as age increases. Study authors speculat… Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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Older adults gauge their partner’s feelings through knowing, not seeing

Compared to younger adults, older people are less adept at reading emotion in their spouse’s face. But when their spouse isn’t present, older and younger adults are equally able to discern their significant others’ moods, according to new research. Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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Can you predict complications with back surgery? Preoperative factors increase risk

For older adults undergoing surgery for spinal stenosis, some simple indicators of poor preoperative health predict a high risk of major medical complications. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Personal goals may facilitate or hinder older adults’ striving for exercise

Although exercise may significantly promote healthy aging, many older adults remain sedentary. One reason for this may lie behind older adults’ personal goals. Continue reading

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August 6, 2013
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Young vs. old: Who performs more consistently?

Older adults tend to exhibit less variability on cognitive tasks due to higher motivation, a balanced routine, and mood stability, according to new research. Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
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Exercise may be the best medicine for Alzheimer’s disease

Regular, moderate exercise could improve memory and cognitive function in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a way no drug can. Scientists studied the effects of exercise on a group of older adults with mild cognitive impairment and found that br… Continue reading

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July 19, 2013
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Cheaper anti-cancer drug as effective as expensive drug in treating most common cause of blindness in older adults

An anti-cancer drug has been proven to be equally as effective in treating the most common cause of blindness in older adults as a more expensive drug specifically formulated for this purpose. Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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Single dose of ADHD drug can reduce fall risk in older adults, study suggests

A single dose of MPH improves walking by reducing the number of step errors and the step error rate in both single and dual tasks, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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July 11, 2013
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Acceptance of what cannot be changed predicts satisfaction in later life

Accepting what cannot be changed is key to happiness in old age after loss of independence. When older adults lose control as they move into residential care, they adapt and accept what cannot be changed in order to stay happy. According to a new study… Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Vaccinated children: A powerful protection for older adults

Children who receive a vaccine to prevent blood and ear infections, appear to be reducing the spread of pneumonia to the rest of the population, especially their grandparents and other older adults. Continue reading

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July 2, 2013
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Dissecting the distinctive walk of disease

Older adults diagnosed with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease often feel a loss of independence because of their lack of mobility and difficulty walking. To better understand and improve these mobility issues — and detect them sooner — scie… Continue reading

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July 1, 2013
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Aging stereotypes can hurt older adults’ memory

Simply reminding older adults about stereotypes of aging and forgetfulness exacerbates real memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. But the study also reveals a easy way to combat the problem. Continue reading

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June 27, 2013
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A telescope for your eye: New contact lens design may improve sight of patients with macular degeneration

Contact lenses correct eyesight but do nothing to improve blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world. Now a team of researchers has created a slim… Continue reading

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June 25, 2013
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Memory improves for older adults using computerized brain-fitness program

Researchers have found that older adults who regularly used a brain-fitness program on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. Continue reading

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June 13, 2013
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Volunteering reduces risk of hypertension in older adults

It turns out that helping others can also help you protect yourself from high blood pressure. New shows that older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours per year decrease their risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, by 40 percent. The stud… Continue reading

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