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
- Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration July 18, 2019
A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways.
- What to know about eye floaters July 17, 2019
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters …
- How do the breasts change with age and why? July 15, 2019
As a person gets older, their breasts naturally change shape and size, and they often develop lumps. In this article, we look at how aging affects the breasts, including possible changes and when to s …
- Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia' July 15, 2019
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
- How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition July 12, 2019
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.
- Why do women have less sex as they age? July 11, 2019
Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not all down to health-related factors.
- Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life? July 7, 2019
New research presents the results of a 16-year follow-up to 'one of the largest and most rigorous' studies on the link between alcohol use and mortality.
- Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care' July 2, 2019
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'
- Can social interaction predict cognitive decline? July 1, 2019
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.
- Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key June 30, 2019
A new study paper focuses on developing a clearer picture of how and why cognitive decline occurs, and how doctors could treat it in a personalized way.