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Elderly brains learn, but ma ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much Subjects were shown a sequence of letters and numbers with the distraction of dots moving in the background. Behind the numerals th ... Read on »
Why do so many seniors with ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested? Credit: Public Domain 30 nov 2014--Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities hav ... Read on »
Moderate coffee consumption ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Moderate coffee consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 20 percent, study suggests Credit: George Hodan/public domain29 nov 2014--Drinking 3-5 cups o ... Read on »
Help beat Alzheimer's with t ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Help beat Alzheimer's with the click of a mouse UA researchers Lee Ryan (left) and Betty Glisky created an online memory test that they hope will provide data that helps th ... Read on »
Benefits of regular vitamin ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven, study says 27 nov 2014--Experts said Monday regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or h ... Read on »
More aging boomers, but fewe ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health More aging boomers, but fewer doctors to care for them We need to rethink care for the elderly. Credit: Lighthunter/Shutterstock 26 nov 2014--By 2030, the last of the Ba ... Read on »
People experience recurring ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health People experience recurring life crises at the start of each new decade in age, study says Credit: George Hodan/public domain 24 nov 2014—New research from NYU Stern Sch ... Read on »
Senior-to-senior aggression ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Senior-to-senior aggression common in US nursing homes Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests. 22 ... Read on »
Nearly 30% of world populati ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Nearly 30% of world population is overweight: study Credit: Peter Häger/Public Domain 21 nov 2014--More than 2.1 billion people globally—or nearly 30 percent of the wor ... Read on »
Publication's debut addresse ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Publication's debut addresses pain among older adults The first issue of a new publication series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) called From Policy to P ... Read on »
Low vitamin D levels increas ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Low vitamin D levels increase mortality New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase m ... Read on »
Simple clinical tests help d ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Simple clinical tests help differentiate Parkinson's disease from atypical parkinsonism Two simple tests conducted during the neurological exam can help clinicians differ ... Read on »
Study: Baby boomers will dri ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Study: Baby boomers will drive explosion in Alzheimer's-related costs in coming decades As baby boomers reach their sunset years, shifting nationwide demographics with th ... Read on »
Sharpening state spending on ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Sharpening state spending on seniors 16 nov 2014--As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and ... Read on »
New Alzheimer's-related memo ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder identified Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. 14 nov 2014--A multi ... Read on »
World's oldest people share ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health World's oldest people share no genetic secrets, study finds Think the reason some people live beyond the age of 100 is because of their genes? Think again.13 nov 2014-- ... Read on »
Beta-blockers have no mortal ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Beta-blockers have no mortality benefit in post-heart attack patients, say researchers Beta-blockers have been a cornerstone in the treatment of heart attack survivors fo ... Read on »
Anxiety can damage brain: Ac ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Anxiety can damage brain: Accelerate conversion to Alzheimer's for those with mild cognitive impairment Credit: George Hodan/Public Domain People with mild cognitive impa ... Read on »
Research shows easy-to-walk ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Research shows easy-to-walk communities can blunt cognitive decline Amber Watts of the University of Kansas found that walkable communities help to keep cognition sharp in ... Read on »
Sense of meaning and purpose ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domain A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found ... Read on »