Health & Wellness

Good Sleep Associated with Slower Buildup of Alzheimer’s Plaques
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

In a brain imaging study of 70 adults, researchers at Johns Hopkins investigated the impact of sleep on the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques, a hallmark…

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The Impact of Music Therapy on Agitation & Medication Usage for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

A recent study in the journal Aging & Mental Health examines the impact of music therapy on levels of agitation among nursing home residents with…

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Greater Life Expectancy in the United States Also Associated with More Quality Years of Life
, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness

Life expectancy has been steadily increasing in the United States, but it has been unclear how this longer life span impacts quality of life for…

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New Brain Scanning Methods Show Cognitive Benefits of Drinking Cocoa
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

A recent study in the journal Neurology provides some exciting evidence on potential cognitive benefits of drinking cocoa. The study of 60 older adults showed that cocoa…

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Childhood Socioeconomic Status Continues to Impact Physical and Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Context & Health

A number of studies have shown an association of socioeconomic status with a longer life span, and a recent study expands upon this research to…

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Giving to Others Reduces Impact of Stress, Eliminating the Association of Stressful Events With Mortality
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

A recent study by Michael Poulin and colleagues in the American Journal of Public Health looks at the impact that giving to others can have…

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Food Sources for Saturated Fats May Hold Key to Health Impact
, Health & Wellness

A review of the available research on the association of saturated fat with mortality revealed that the food source of the saturated fat seems to…

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Researchers Uncover Biological Link between Gum Disease & Rheumatoid Arthritis
, Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

Recent research has shown surprising relationships between inflammatory diseases that at first glance may seem unrelated. Causes of an inflammatory response in one part of…

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Trait, Behavioral & Mental Health Influences on Cognitive Functioning
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Decreases in cognitive functioning are a major concern for the elderly and their caregivers, and many studies have investigated factors that may contribute to or…

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Group Meetings Versus Home Visits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In a study comparing interventions designed to prevent loss of independence in activities of daily living among adults age 80 or better, Swedish researchers found…

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Early Neural Predictor of Cognitive Impairment
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Early neural predictors of cognitive impairment are important both for determining the biological causes of dementia and for identifying individuals at high risk for cognitive…

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Family Caregivers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Providing care for a family member with dementia exerts a great deal of strain on a caregiver, and caregiving has been linked to a number…

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