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Decreased Ability to Identify Odors Can Predict Death

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The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell. Olfactory dysfunction predicted mortality better than a diagnosis of heart failure or cancer.

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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Provides Trusted Voice

Aging baby boomers and others caring for seniors are, more than ever, turning to the Internet to self-diagnose illnesses and find information on issues related to aging, without knowing whether the information is accurate or trustworthy.

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Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed for First Time

In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start.

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Weizmann Scientists Identify the Signature of Aging in the Brain

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Prof. Michal Schwartz and Dr. Ido Amit have found evidence of a unique “signature” that may be the missing link between cognitive decline and aging. They suggest that cognitive decline may be connected not just to chronological age, but also to one’s “immunological age.” The scientists believe this may, in the future, lead to treatments that can slow or reverse cognitive decline in older people.

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Replacing the Wheelchair

The Movi chair is a replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair. It is designed for use in a hospital or skilled-nursing facility, or even in the home as a mobility aid. Designed with the safety and comfort of patients and care givers in mind.

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Scientists Discover an On/Off Switch for Aging Cells

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The switch controls the growth of telomeres, the timekeepers of cells.

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Combination Therapy for COPD Associated With Better Outcomes

Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy, compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone, was associated with a lower risk of death or COPD hospitalization, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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Need for Authenticity Drives Gender Transitions in Later Life

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As we age, all of us begin to think about what makes us tick and what kind of legacy we want to leave. For some, this manifests itself in the purchase of a motorcycle, a boat or an exotic vacation. But for others, the issues of age and transition are a bit more contemplative. Vanessa Fabbre, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, considers these issues in her paper “Gender Transitions in Later Life: The Significance of Time in Queer Aging,” recently published in the 2014 print issue of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

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Train Your Heart to Protect Your Mind

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Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research Centre.

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Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training

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