People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect. This category includes news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity and lifestyle.
Seniors and Aging
- How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis May 16, 2019
A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition.
- DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75 May 14, 2019
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not.
- Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer's? May 5, 2019
According to a new study, a cell phone game called 'Sea Hero Quest' could assist researchers in identifying people who are more at risk of Alzheimer's.
- Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer's-like condition April 30, 2019
Experts have defined an under-recognized, newly named condition that mimics Alzheimer's disease and propose guidelines for diagnosing and researching it.
- Poor sense of smell linked to increased mortality risk April 30, 2019
A recent study found that a reduced sense of smell increased mortality risk, particularly in the participants who were healthiest at the start.
- Increased muscle power may prolong life April 21, 2019
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors.
- Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline? April 18, 2019
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline.
- People are living longer despite care inequalities April 12, 2019
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world.
- Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems April 8, 2019
Working memory tends to decline with age, and this problem is characterized by poor synchronicity between brain regions. Can researchers 'fix' this issue?
- How does oxidative stress affect the body? April 3, 2019
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants to neutralize th …