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A woman stops her exercises to take a drink of water. She has a pink pedometer on her wrist.

The number of steps you take, not the intensity or speed of those steps, is linked with lower mortality from all causes, according to a new study.

Caregivers of people with dementia face numerous challenges. A particularly difficult situation to navigate is when patients develop agitation and mood swings.

Behavior and personality changes are common symptoms for some people as dementia progresses. It can be very difficult for caregivers to provide care if their patient is agitated or angry.

A new drug may heal fractures quicker by directly targeting the effected area.

Fractures in seniors can be devastating. About one-third of adults over age 60 die within one year of suffering a hip fracture, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, one in five falls results in a serious fracture that requires hospitalization.

Vitamin D is a critical component to help maintain enough calcium and phosphorus in your body, especially in your bones and muscles. One way to get Vitamin D into your system is through supplements, like the gel caps seen here.

Practically everyone experiences low back pain once in a while. With aging, it can become more frequent due to wear and tear on discs in the lower, or lumbar, region of the back. More women are affected by degeneration of lumbar discs than men, and a likely factor is decreased estrogen levels that occur with menopause.  

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Losing your sense of smell may not seem as serious as losing other senses—especially sight and hearing. But researchers from the U.K. have found that loss of smell may affect people in more ways than previously thought. 

Hands reach out to hold those of another person, who is sitting in a wheelchair.

Being a caregiver for a loved one is an extremely tough job, so caregivers need to be in their best health to provide these necessary services.  But a recent study published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology shows that caregivers are not caring for themselves.

An older man sits in a chair, talking to a therapist.

Mental illness is known to be associated with a greater risk of developing other health conditions earlier in life, including high blood pressure and diabetes. Reasons for this are unclear, but there is some speculation that mental health disorders may lead to increased aging processes in the body’s cells.  

Two older women stand next to each other, leaning over a fence. The woman in the front is white and the woman next to her is Black.

Researchers in the U.K. have found that putting a high value on your health may help treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction be more effective. 

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that people who have what’s called a Western dietary pattern seem to be at an increased risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that people who have what’s called a Western dietary pattern seem to be at an increased risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).