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Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpApril 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' CancersApril 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' FacesApril 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in SeniorsApril 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study FindsMarch 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?March 28, 2016

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older WomenMarch 28, 2016

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer'sMarch 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayMarch 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: StudyMarch 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of ElderlyMarch 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the StairsMarch 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab CentersMarch 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's RiskMarch 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study FindsMarch 11, 2016

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: StudyMarch 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than ThoughtMarch 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older LatinosMarch 04, 2016

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory ProblemsMarch 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision ChecksMarch 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old AgeMarch 01, 2016

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to YouFebruary 28, 2016

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older DriversFebruary 25, 2016

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer SurgeryFebruary 24, 2016

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back PainFebruary 23, 2016

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study FindsFebruary 23, 2016

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: StudyFebruary 18, 2016

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: StudyFebruary 18, 2016

Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...February 17, 2016

... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' LivesFebruary 16, 2016

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

Race May Affect Risk for DementiaFebruary 15, 2016

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Allergy Shots Still Effective for SeniorsFebruary 09, 2016

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study SaysFebruary 01, 2016

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly WomenJanuary 07, 2016

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

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