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Obesity's Link to Dementia
Both obesity and Alzheimer's contribute to neurodegeneration and cortical thinning that interfere with memory and other cognitive functions.
Seniors Turn to Cannabis
The marijuana of today is not the pot some seniors smoked in college. It can ease pain, but it can also lead to falls, confusion and the ER.
Water, The Real Fountain of Youth
The sensation of thirst dims as we age, increasing our risk of dehydration. Now a study finds seniors who are well-hydrated live longer.
Stroke Rehab? Hire a Choirmaster
Stroke patients with aphasia recover some of their language abilities and relieve their isolation by singing. Caregivers benefit, too.
Hypertension and Coffee
Coffee has health benefits, but if you have hypertension, you need to be careful. More than two cups a day can lead to problems.
Job Stress and Sleep
Is your job keeping you up at night? It might be about stress at work, but it could also be about not being challenged enough. Some tips.
Eating For a More Resilient Brain
The brain tissue of seniors who died with less dementia and fewer cognitive deficits had higher levels of this vitamin.
Thanks for the Memories
Seniors who ate more foods containing plant-based flavonols had better memories and reduced their risk of heart problems and cancer.
The Perks of Grandparenting
Caring for grandchildren helps ease seniors' loneliness and isolation. But there are other ways they can guard against being lonely, too.
A Nutritional Scoring System to Help Us Make Better Food Choices
Food Compass rates the nutritional value of common foods across several dimensions. People who ate more high-scoring foods lived longer.
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