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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, damages parts of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. Almost half of people afflicted with Alzheimer's are between 75 and 85, although a rare, inherited form of the disease can affect people in their 40s. While the loss of cognitive ability is irreversible, the rate of disease progression varies by individual.

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  • Runners Over 65 Have Walking Metabolism Similar to 20-Somethings

    Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.

  • How a Challenging Job Could Be Good for Your Brain

    Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.

  • Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests. The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one month, nearly 20 percent of residents were [...]

  • U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonwealth Fund for having more seniors struggling [...]

  • Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests. The study, which involved more than 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to 85, found no major difference in heart-related deaths or non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who took [...]

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