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Targeting Unhealthy Lifestyles May Increase Longevity in Those With Severe Mental Illness

Targeting Unhealthy Lifestyles May Increase Longevity in Those With Severe Mental Illness

Addressing unhealthy lifestyle factors among people with severe mental illness could potentially provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy, according to a new U.K. study conducted by
Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

A new Australian study finds that, contrary to popular belief, taking low-dose aspirin once a day does not appear to lower the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by...
Aging Associated with Emotional Stability

Aging Associated with Emotional Stability

New research suggests one benefit of growing older is improved emotional stability. Duke and Vanderbilt university investigators also found that older people are also better able to resist temptations
America’s Eldercare System Is a Tinderbox

America’s Eldercare System Is a Tinderbox

One of the earliest signs that the coronavirus was about to overtake the United States was the February outbreak at a nursing home facility outside of Seattle. At the Life Care Center in Kirkland,
America’s Elder Care System Is a Tinderbox

America’s Elder Care System Is a Tinderbox

One of the earliest signs that the coronavirus was about to overtake the United States was the February outbreak at a nursing home facility outside of Seattle. At the Life Care Center in Kirkland,
Memes about The Brutal Reality of Not Being 20 Anymore

Memes about The Brutal Reality of Not Being 20 Anymore

Results of aging may vary, but take it from these people that hangovers are worse and dating can become a struggle. Oh, and protect your back. Here are some dad memes to keep dads going through these
Retinol 411: a deep dive into skincare’s hero anti-aging ingredient

Retinol 411: a deep dive into skincare’s hero anti-aging ingredient

Fine lines and wrinkles are a part of life, but, with the right ingredients, they don’t have to be a super noticeable part of your complexion if you don’t want them to be. While ingredients like
Challenging Goals and Tasks May Help Preserve Cognition in Retirees

Challenging Goals and Tasks May Help Preserve Cognition in Retirees

Some middle-aged and older adults, particularly women, who disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be more likely to experience cognitive decline as they age, according to...
Curious Nonconformists May Have Less Risk of Alzheimer’s

Curious Nonconformists May Have Less Risk of Alzheimer’s

Swiss researchers are leading an effort to ascertain if personality or nonbiological factors may influence the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE)
Hearing Loss Affects Balance, Increases Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss Affects Balance, Increases Risk of Falling

What people can hear — and do not hear — has a direct effect on their balance, according to a new study. This research provides a better understanding of the...
Reasons for Loneliness May Differ by Generation

Reasons for Loneliness May Differ by Generation

New research suggests loneliness persists in equal measure among various generations. However, the origin of feeling lonely may be different over the course of life. Investigators found that living
Delirium is real and a huge risk for aging patients

Delirium is real and a huge risk for aging patients

With unfortunate frequency, elderly patients go to the hospital for a surgery or other treatment and quickly become confused, bewildered, and sometimes agitated or totally disoriented. This is called
Community Factors May Influence How Long You’ll Live

Community Factors May Influence How Long You’ll Live

While lifestyle choices and genetics play a significant role in predicting how long we’ll live, a new study suggests that certain community factors may also influence longevity. For example,
How Fasting, Calorie Restriction, and a Fasting-Mimicking Diet Can Encourage Longevity

How Fasting, Calorie Restriction, and a Fasting-Mimicking Diet Can Encourage Longevity

Hi folks, today’s post comes from my friend Max Lugavere, New York Times best-selling author of Genius Foods and The Genius Life, which will be available for purchase on March 17, 2020. Max is a young
How Old Is Too Old to Work?

How Old Is Too Old to Work?

Isaac Chotiner interviews Louise Aronson, who is the author of the book “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life,” about older populations in the workforce and the
Walking, Gardening, Swimming, Dancing Can Slow Brain Aging

Walking, Gardening, Swimming, Dancing Can Slow Brain Aging

Older people who regularly walk, garden, swim, or dance may have bigger brains than their inactive peers, according to a preliminary study. Researchers say the exercise may slow brain aging...
Low-Carb Diet May Prevent or Even Reverse Brain Aging

Low-Carb Diet May Prevent or Even Reverse Brain Aging

A new neuroimaging study has found some good news and bad news about brain aging. First the bad news: Neurobiological changes associated with aging can be seen at a much...
Physical Health Problems in Your 20s Affects Brain Health Decades Later

Physical Health Problems in Your 20s Affects Brain Health Decades Later

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol, or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory...
Unhealthy Diet Linked to Anxiety Disorders

Unhealthy Diet Linked to Anxiety Disorders

New research shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This finding helps to explain the discovery...
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Sets Stage for Diabetes, Cancer and High Blood Pressure

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Sets Stage for Diabetes, Cancer and High Blood Pressure

Does your grandfather or grandmother sleep the day away, even after getting a full night’s sleep? If they do, they may be at risk for developing new medical conditions, according...