Aging & Social Factors

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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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile Predicts Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

There is great interest in identifying factors that can be used to predict cognitive decline. Research increasingly suggests that midlife risk factors may be particularly…

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Factors That Predict Recovery from Mild Cognitive Impairment
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a recent diagnostic category that describes a decrease in cognitive ability that is less severe than that seen in dementia.…

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Marketing Falls Reduction Classes: A Qualitative Study
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Falls are a leading risk factor for older adults, often leading to fractures, hospitalization, and the need for long-stay medical care. While balance and strength…

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Dementia & Physical Performance at 90+ Years of Age
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

The population of individuals age 90 and better is growing, but is not often included in research studies. Research has identified an association between decreased…

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Possible Breakthrough in the Study, Treatment of Hearing Loss
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Problems in the cochlea (a hollow spiral in the inner ear) are the cause of most individuals’ hearing loss. However, the exact cause of such…

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Advances in the Neurobiology of Memory & Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

The hippocampus of the brain is important for memory and orientation. Because of its role in memory, and because it is one of the main…

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Studies Suggest Strategy to Reduce Age-Related Forgetting
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Memory is typically viewed as a skill that declines with aging, with studies showing that older adults have greater susceptibility to forgetting new information, and…

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More Evidence on the Importance of Physical Activity for Brain Health
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

There appears to be increasing evidence that physical activity in later life may support continued cognitive well-being. It is unclear, however, how this hypothesized effect…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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