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Falls, Aging, Brain, Aging Brain, Cognitive, Fall risk, Brain Imaging, walking while talking

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Einstein Aging Study, Aging Brain, Aging, Neurology, Healthy Aging, smartphones and dementia

Einstein and Penn State Researchers Awarded $12.2 Million to Study Alzheimer's Disease

December 1, 2016 — (BRONX, NY) —The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University a five-year, $12.2 million grant to continue studies on the aging brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease—a number that is expected to double by 2040 as baby boomers age.

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veteran affairs, Osteopathic Medical Education, Aging, Geriatric Health Care

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Named to Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald has appointed Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, Dean and Professor of Medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, to serve on the VA National Academic Affiliations Council.

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Comparing Gait Parameters Can Predict Decline in Memory and Thinking

Walking is a milestone in development for toddlers, but it’s actually only one part of the complex cognitive task known as gait that includes everything from a person’s stride length to the accompanying swing of each arm. A Mayo Clinic study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that problems associated with gait can predict a significant decline in memory and thinking.

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Gene Mutation Linked to Early Onset of Parkinson’s Disease in Caucasians

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A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for young-to-middle-age adults.

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Balance, Balance Disorders, Vestibular Dysfunction, Vestibular Disorders, Falls Prevention, Falls, Aging

Vestibular Function Declines Starting at Age 40

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A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation. The report was published online ahead of print in Frontiers in Neurology.

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University At Buffalo, Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Facilities, Elder Care, Aging, Dental Care

Most Nursing Home Patients Refuse Dental Care During Stay, UB Study Concludes

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Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don’t take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.

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Dementia Rates Declining Thanks to Healthier Living According to University of Louisville Aging Expert

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Yoga related injuries, yoga injuries, Sport Injuries, Aging

UAB Study Finds Yoga Is Relatively Safe, but Know Your Limits

Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study from UAB which was the first large scale analysis of yoga injuries. Yoga-related Injury rates are rising, especially in older participants.

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FSU Researcher: Women Do Get Better with Age

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A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase.

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Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to become first-time mothers later in life may increase their chances of living into their 90s.

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IU Leads $1 Million NSF-Funded Smart-Home Effort to Advance Health and Independence in Older Adults

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As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish "HomeSHARE," the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults.

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UF/IFAS Study Documents Nutritional Risk in Florida’s Older Adults

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Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits. Congregate meals are delivered through the Area Agencies on Aging, administering state and federally funded meal and nutrition education programs with outreach services. Collectively, about 425 congregate sites in Florida serve thousands of meals daily.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Sarah Szanton Named Top Influencer of Aging

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Associate Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, was named one of the top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" by Next Avenue, a digital publication covering issues for older Americans.

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Disability, Chronic Conditions, Depression

Disability, Reduced Social Participation Associated with Chronic Conditions in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society

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Natural Compound Reduces Signs of Aging, Including Eye Dryness

RPB-supported vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have contributed key data to a new study that identifies a natural compound that slows typical signs of aging in mice. The study, published today in Cell Metabolism, shows that older mice drinking water supplemented with NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) resembled younger mice in measures of metabolism and energy production.

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Mismatched Light and Heat Levels Can Disrupt Body Clock

Body clock function can break down when light and temperature levels throughout the day are out of sync, finds new UCL research in fruit flies.

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Gene Mutations May Increase Adverse Event Risk in Older Adults Taking Multiple Meds

Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications, according to researchers from Columbia University.

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Weight Loss, Elderly, Brain Scan, Machine Learning

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan.







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