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Lobbying for Hobbies
Pursuing a hobby is good for older people’s physical and mental health. Some countries do a better job of encouraging seniors' interests.
The Forgotten -- and Aging -- Middle Are Worse Off Now
Aging middle-class Americans are starting to struggle as health problems mount. They often don't qualify for many social welfare programs.
Get the Micronutrients You Need for Brain Health
Micronutrients like lycopene, retinol and lutein appear to protect against Alzheimer's. They're also really easy to build into your diet.
Scents Sharpen Seniors’ Mental Skills
When the aromas of plants like roses, oranges, eucalyptus, lavender or rosemary were present while seniors slept, memory skills improved.
Got a Minute? Try Housework Interval Training
Brief spurts of vigorous activity around the house, from climbing the stairs to hauling groceries, can reduce your cancer risk.
A Guide to the New Alzheimer's Drugs
ALZ patients and their families are grappling with the arrival of new drugs that slow, but don't cure, the disease. What we know so far.
Depression's Link to Dementia
People with depression face an increased risk of dementia. Genes, brain chemistry and social factors like loneliness may all be involved.
Seniors Reluctant to Get Tested for Alzheimer's
Medicare requires memory testing and will pay for it, but most older adults are not screened for Alzheimerâ€™s disease and related dementias.
Inflamed Gums Can Lead to a Shrinking Brain
Gum disease is not good for your heart. It also appears to increase shrinkage in the brain. Tooth loss has a contradictory effect.
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Raise Dementia Risk
Unless taken as directed, HRT appears to raise the risk of dementia in menopausal women. Not all forms of HRT are of equal concern.
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