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A new study finds that depression is associated with subsequent vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, conditions poised to expand dramatically with the aging population. The researchers found that depressed older adults (defined as those over age 50) were more than twice … Continue reading
May is Older Americans Month! Check out the ACL’s newsletter in designation to this month; including information on Medicare and upcoming Administration for Community Living meetings. Click here to view newsletter.
Fend off Alzheimer’s with exercise; household activities are a good start. Fortunately, a recent large-scale analysis by the Ontario Brain Institute has confirmed a strong causal relationship between physical activity and many aspects of Alzheimer’s. Click here to view article.
Falls don’t “just happen,” and people don’t fall because they get older. Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall. Click here to view article on factors which cause falls
“I’m too old!” is no longer an excuse! 86-year-old gymnast Johanna Quaas competed in Germany’s Cottbus Challenger Cup and dominated on the parallel bars and with her floor routine. Click here to view Johanna’s routine.
Oncoming Dementia Tsunami. Health professionals discuss Where is the science on Alzheimer’s? Are there ways to prevent it? And how can we better prepare caregivers? Click here to view short video
Aging can be difficult, bringing along new challenges of declining health, loneliness and changes in lifestyles. More and more seniors are using psychologists to help them cope with these changes. Here, three seniors speak about beginning to see a therapist … Continue reading
42% of assisted living residents have dementia; 9% have dementia, high blood pressure AND heart disease. Many studies have suggested a link between vascular disease and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s, and researchers are focusing on possible interconnections. Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, … Continue reading
For some time, exercise scientists have suspected that the motivation to exercise — or not — must have a genetic component. A recent study completed by the University of Missouri shows that motivation to exercise may just be genetic. Click here … Continue reading
Scientists have grown the first working kidney! Approx. 18,000 kidney transplants are performed in the US every year; more than 5X that are Americans with end-stage kidney disease on the waiting list for an organ. Click here to learn more.