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Driver Blocks Traffic to Let Elderly Woman Cross, Personifies the Holiday Spirit

It's always heartwarming to see folks stepping up to help elderly people. All too often, our dearest ones get ignored by people who move quicker than …

Old Age

7 Ways To Eliminate Stereotypes About Aging

<i>(Next Avenue invited our</i> <i>2017 Influencers in Aging</i> <i>to blog about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. One of the posts is below; we will be publishing others regularly.)</i><p>When Next Avenue named its 2017 Influencers in Aging, a group I’m proud to be in, the site asked us: If …

Stereotypes

Scientists Discovered a Drug That Reverses Aging

Scientists from the Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands, have discovered a drug that successfully reverses aspects of aging. Even though …

Study shows benefits of positive outlook on aging

You've probably heard that positive thinking will lead to positive outcomes. Now, when it comes to aging, research proves it.<p>Maureen Smith has …

Longevity

How beauty gurus from around the world view aging

When <i>Allure</i> declared a ban on the term “anti-aging,” it shook the entire beauty industry and consumers around the world. But, just as philosophies …

Beauty

Dignity, Death and America's Crisis In Elder Care

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>By late 2014, Chabela Lawrence wasn’t doing well. She had mostly stopped cooking and cleaning for herself and …

Health Care

Can brain training reduce dementia risk? Despite new research, the jury is still out

There are good reasons to be cautious about a new study claiming computer-based training can reduce the risk of dementia. But what does work?<p>More than 30 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease, and while researchers are pushing hard to find a cure, their efforts so far have met with …

Dementia

The two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer's research

Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge ushered in an era of great …

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

We’re Too Afraid to Die

End-of-life care is the third rail of health-care debates.<p><i>Editor’s note: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a conservative writer and a fellow at the Ethics and</i> …

Health Care

Why we need a new approach to end of life care

Looking at how incredibly expensive the last few months of life are for anyone in this country, I think most would be quite shocked. In 2014, there …

Medicine

How doctors are taught to deal with death

As a society we’re pretty removed from death. We don’t really talk about it. Yet when medical students start their training, it suddenly becomes …

Health Care

Learning to advance the positives of aging

What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant?<p>From …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

• <b>Scientists are fascinated by a rare group of people known as super-agers — people over age 80 who retain certain cognitive abilities that are similar to people in their 50s.</b>• <b><br>Previous research on super-agers found differences in the sizes of certain areas of their brains.</b>• <b><br>A new study found that</b> …

The Brain

Exercise can benefit your brain

There are plenty of reasons to stay in shape as you get older: it can help maintain a healthy weight and keep muscles strong. Now, Consumer Reports …

Consumer Reports

Forget Memory, Try Imagination

Humans cannot tolerate social isolation, yet many elder care facilities effectively practice “group solitary confinement.” But can we imagine another way? TimeSlips creator Anne Basting says yes. Having spent years developing an effective model for volunteers, direct care workers, family caregivers …

Creativity

How flawed science helped turn chocolate into a health food

A small and preliminary study was hyped to claim that chocolate fights Alzheimer’s.<p>Have you heard? Dark chocolate will do everything from boost your cognition to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk and even help you lose weight! Or so the chocolate science hype machine will tell you.<p>Several …

Research

Dementia Destroyed My Wife's Life And Damaged Our Family - We Must Find A Cure

I want to tell you our story of early-onset dementia. It is important to me because so many people think of dementia as a condition that affects the …

Dementia

Blood Plasma From Youth Successfully Invigorates Alzheimer's Patients

'I want to find a cure.'<p>By on<p>Filed Under Diseases, Drugs, Health & Silicon Valley<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>In 2014, a team led by Stanford …

Medicine

AI could allow us to reduce the effects of Alzheimer's, says Intel's CEO

Brian Krzanich discusses the applications of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector, as well as how the technology could impact jobs.

Alzheimer's Disease

Neurologist dispels myths about Alzheimer's disease

A neurologist is breaking down myths and providing some hope for people with Alzheimer's disease, defining the illness as a kind of spectrum disorder.<p>…

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's: Preserving neurons may prevent depression, cognitive decline

A compound that stopped brain cells from dying in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease could lead to new treatments for people with the condition …

Dementia

Close friendships could lead to sharper memory, study says

At 103, Edith Smith can vividly recall how she met her closest, longtime friends. Some worked alongside her at her first job at the YWCA in Chicago in the late 1930s. Others were elementary school classmates in Grinell, Iowa, with whom she trudged through the snow after school, stopping for hot tea …

The Brain

7 things your doctor wants you to know about Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a disease a lot of people fear — for good reason. It's fatal, there's not much you can do to prevent it and there are currently more than five million Americans living with it. That number is climbing — and it could reach 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's …

Alzheimer's Disease

Fight morning brain fog with these adaptogenic pancakes

Pancakes on their own are delicious, but a stack that can help lower stress and increase your energy? Now, that’s epic. Four Sigmatic founder Tero …

Alzheimer's Disease

Eating too much sugar linked to Alzheimer’s, study says

Too much sugary drinks and food leads to glucose build-up in bits of the brain which has been linked to Alzheimer’s, it’s been claimed.<p>Scientists …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease May Not Start In The Brain After All

For years, experts thought Alzheimer’s, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, originated in the brain. After all, it’s the organ that takes the …

Alzheimer's Disease

11 warning signs your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease

The slowing down of the body and brain is a normal part of the aging process. Memory changes occur as well during old age, and it’s common to have …

Dementia

This Type of Exercise Can Make Your Brain Healthier

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for …

The Brain