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brain showing stroke

Over 700,000 strokes occur each year in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health, and these events are a leading cause of long-term injury, disability, and death. When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of utmost importance. But treatment is contingent upon the type of stroke that’s occurring, and figuring that out can take precious time. 

depressed senior

Estimates show that up to half of people with dementia are depressed. Some research shows that depression is a risk factor for dementia, and other studies show that depression may in fact be a complication of the condition.

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You can keep track of your health status at home in several ways, including measuring blood pressure, blood glucose, and pacemaker function. Now, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have developed a dementia-screening tool for home use (agingbraincare.org/tools/h...). 

senior volunteering

People who volunteer their time to help others often do so because it makes them feel good. After retirement, it can also be a way to stay active, be social, and pass the time. Popular activities include tutoring young students, helping out at places of worship, and serving as a hospital volunteer.

senior couple sleeping

new study may help explain why some seniors have trouble sleeping.

baked salmon

How much fish do you have to eat to reap health benefits? The answer to that question varies from expert to expert. The American Heart Association, for example, recommends two servings (3.5 oz, or about the size of a deck of cards) of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish each week to keep your heart healthy.

senior in grocery store

new study has shed some light on why many seniors don’t eat as well as they should. 

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The age on your driver’s license may not necessarily reflect the age of your body. Some people who are 80 years old look 80, while some look 65. Scientists think they know one reason why.

Easter Island

A drug discovered 50 years ago is being studied in humans for its so-called “fountain of youth” attributes.

Called rapamycin, it is used as an antibiotic and an immunosuppressant—mostly for people who have had organ transplants. It was first discovered in the soil at Easter Island in the South Pacific.