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A nutty solution for improving brain health

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia.

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Gerontology & Geriatrics

Influences on new NIH policy for age limits in research explored

(HealthDay)—Authors of a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describe factors that influenced the new National Institute of Health policy that requires funded scholars to eliminate ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia

Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis. When this happens, the infection that affected your gums causes loss in the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia rates fall in Australia ahead of expected surge

Dementia rates among older Australians are falling, sparking suggestions that measures aimed at improving the physical health of older people may also be having positive cognitive effects.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

For older adults, sense of control tied to feeling younger

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health—not a sense of control—play a ...

Health

Engaging in physical activity could reduce long-term mortality

Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of dementia, and it seems to entail a greater death ...

Cardiology

Researchers study blood pressure control and risk of mortality

Until recently, physicians had generally assumed that older adults benefit from keeping their blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg. However, researchers from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now found that this assumption ...

Health

Personal finance a taboo subject in health care

Lisa Engel never had an interest in finance and did not see it becoming part of her career in health care. But that changed about 10 years ago when she worked as an occupational therapist (OT) in British Columbia.

Cardiology

Study urges seniors to get moving to live longer

(HealthDay)—Can you tell how long you'll live? For seniors, how fit you are may offer a clearer forecast of life span than traditional markers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking, a new study ...

Health

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, ...