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How a Challenging Job Could Be Good for Your Brain

November 21, 2014

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

November 21, 2014

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

November 19, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

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 [...]


Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Heart in Japanese Study

November 17, 2014

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 [...]


Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

November 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests.
Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly and irregularly. These abnormal contractions allow blood to pool in the heart, forming [...]


Alzheimer’s Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

November 14, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 — a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts.
The cost of caring for these Alzheimer’s patients will climb from $307 billion to $1.5 trillion a [...]


Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

November 13, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study.
The research included 39 older adults with no thinking or memory problems and 25 older adults with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Over two years, the participants were given a series of tests to assess [...]


B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

November 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors’ risk of memory loss, according to a new study.
Past research hinted that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid might help protect memory and thinking skills, according to background information from the study. But follow-up trials have yielded [...]


Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

November 11, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pain and depression before an operation may increase seniors’ risk for delirium after surgery, a new study suggests.
Rates of delirium after surgery are highest among older patients, occurring in up to 51 percent of those aged 65 and older. Previous research has also shown that depression is a [...]



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