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By Amanda Gardner, Health.com
Everyone knows by now that eating right, exercising, and shunning smoking and other bad habits increases our chances of having a long and healthy life.
If you're hitting some -- but only some -- of these goals, it's better than nothing.…Continue
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(Reuters) - Devin Pope never expected to find himself shuttling between his mother's and father's homes, caring for his aging parents separately.
Sure, the 33-year-old financial planner from Salt Lake City always knew his parents were going to get older. And he…Continue
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By Rita Altman for The Huffington Post
A common myth about aging is that as people grow older they will inevitably experience memory loss. While it is true that normal aging brings about some age-related brain changes, including minor changes in memory, often referred to as "senior moments,"…Continue
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By Laura Rowley Huffington Post
The storyteller Hans Christian Andersen once wrote, “Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.” Now a new British study suggests that enjoying life can actually prevent illness and death.
A study of 10,000 Brits age 50 and older in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing…Continue
Added by Right at Home DC on October 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs and sugar.
A Mayo Clinic study of 1,230 people between the ages of 70 and 89 found that those who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of…Continue
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Incorrect weight shifting is the most common cause of falls in elderly people, according to researchers who analyzed videos of actual falls among seniors.
The videos of 227…Continue
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Zinc joins the ranks of other nutrients whose deficiencies are contributing to stepped up aging and disease.
A new report from the Linus…
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By Kate Gilstrap \ Richmond Times
You versus the flu.
It can be a battle for anyone this time of year. But if you are caring for an aging loved one, it is a fight you simply can't afford to lose.
Older adults tend to have a weakened immune system. If you get a flu shot, it will greatly decrease the chance…Continue
Added by Right at Home DC on October 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for a wide-range of diseases. Now, scientists have evidence that smoking may also increase the risk of age-related cataract, the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the world.
Reported in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science(Smoking and…Continue
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Although it is inevitable that a person will grow old, it is well-known that we all age at different rates, and cardiovascular systems in individuals with type 2 diabetes show indications of aging much earlier than people who do not have the condition. However, exercise may be able to slow the…Continue
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By Marc Tobias forbes.com
I received one of my mother’s all-too-familiar urgent emails last week with regard to yet another technology-trauma that she was experiencing. It underscored the difficulty the elderly have in dealing with the myriad of…Continue
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Maintaining lung health by not smoking, exercising and eating well is linked to better problem-solving in aging, U.S.…Continue
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By Daniel Kulund Alexandria Times
The Alexandria City Council recently approved a strategic plan on aging, including many steps for improving the health and quality of life of seniors. Alexandria’s older population — 60 and older — is expected to grow to more than 30,000 residents…Continue
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Council members Vacca, Quinn launch project to enhance services
By Tanyanika Samuels / New York Daily News
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Among many other things, baby boomers are the sandwich generation, caught between caring for their their…
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How well can you chew? For the elderly, it may say something about risk of cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University found an association between problems chewing hard foods, like apples, and increased risk of cognitive…Continue
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You know the story: Somebody's 99-year-old aunt never exercised, smoked her whole life, and lived on a diet of red meat and ice cream. So why bother with healthy living, right?
"For every one person who lives a long life of unhealthy…Continue
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