People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect. This category includes news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity and lifestyle.
Seniors and Aging
- Illiteracy may triple dementia risk November 14, 2019
New research finds that people who cannot read may have a threefold risk of developing dementia in older age, compared with people who can read.
- Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk? November 13, 2019
Researchers have found a significant association between the loss of skeletal muscle mass after the age of 45 and a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.
- What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets? November 11, 2019
New research assesses the costs and benefits of implementing the 2017 hypertension guidelines released by the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life? November 10, 2019
New research examines the cognitive ability of children in the hope that markers of cognitive decline will predict dementia later in life.
- Exercise levels predict lifespan better than smoking, medical history November 9, 2019
According to new research, physical activity levels may be the most accurate way to predict the risk of mortality among older adults.
- Does waist size predict dementia risk? November 5, 2019
The first large-scale study of its kind examines the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of developing dementia.
- How waste gets 'washed out' of our brains during sleep November 2, 2019
A new study shows, for the first time, that cerebrospinal fluid washes into and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste.
- Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats October 28, 2019
A new study of 1,628 older people living in Japan found a 52–74% higher chance of developing dementia in those with higher blood levels of trans fats.
- How a high salt diet may lead to cognitive decline October 25, 2019
New research in mice sheds light on the mechanism that explains the causal link between a diet high in salt and a marker of Alzheimer's disease.
- Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer? October 22, 2019
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth and spread.