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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests.
As reported online Nov. 26 in Neurology, “approximately 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia have never had an evaluation of their cognitive [mental] […]


Runners Over 65 Have Walking Metabolism Similar to 20-Somethings

November 24, 2014

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


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 […]



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