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Trigonelline derived from coffee improves cognitive function, shows potential in alleviating age-related impairment

The search for functional natural compounds that can improve age-related cognitive decline has recently emerged as an important research focus to promote healthy aging.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Supportive later-life social relationships mediate frailty risk in adults who had negative childhood experiences

Frailty is a serious concern in later-life adults due to its association with additional health risks including disability, falls, hospitalization and mortality. The prevalence of frailty has risen over time; about 15% of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

At which age are we happiest?

An evaluation of over 400 samples shows how subjective well-being develops over the course of a lifespan.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Physical therapy linked to drop in falls for patients with dizziness

For patients presenting with dizziness, receipt of physical therapy (PT) within three months is associated with a reduced risk for subsequent falls, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Managing your aging parents' health? There's an app for that

"I don't know if you have aging parents, but they often will tell one child one thing and another child another thing—so we all have pieces of the puzzle, but connecting them is really important," says Kristina Lugo.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Tips on preventing falls at home

As people get older, they are more at risk for certain diseases and ailments. But did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in people over 65? A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hobbies linked to lower depression levels among older people

Having a hobby is linked to fewer depressive symptoms and higher levels of happiness, self-reported health and life satisfaction among people aged 65 and over, and this holds true across 16 countries on three continents, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study puts a comically serious spin on loneliness in aged care

Two years ago, Monash sociologist Dr. Barbara Barbosa Neves and a group of researchers included an acclaimed Australian author as part of their team looking into loneliness among residents of Australian aged care homes.


Older people may have glaucoma without realizing it

It can be hard to know that you have glaucoma. In a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, almost 5% of 70-year-olds were found to have glaucoma, and half of those diagnosed were unaware that they had the disease.


How little things can reduce hip fractures

Simple strategies to strengthen your bones, implemented by the whole community not just those at higher risk, could lead to a substantial decrease in hip fractures, a new Australian study suggests.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New blood test gives high accuracy screen for Alzheimer's disease

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer's disease biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude brain amyloidosis, the most important and earliest ...

Medical economics

Caregiving a concern as Hispanic community in U.S. ages faster

Caregiving has been part of María Aranda's life since she was a young girl, when her Puerto Rican grandmother and namesake lived with her family in the Los Angeles area. She remembers watching her mother and other family ...