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Inactive older adults can lower heart disease risk by ramping up exercise: study

Sedentary older adults can help lower their risk of heart disease if they start exercising, a new study confirms. Researchers examined data on more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and older without any history of heart disease who had two health screenings between 2009 and 2012. Most were physically inactive at the first screening,… Read More »

Intensive treatment of blood pressure helps prevent memory decline in older adults

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an epidemic, and current FDA-approved medications for AD only modestly and temporarily help the symptoms of dementia. There are no approved treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the prevention of dementia. MCI is a condition in which older adults have a decline in their memory, and possibly other thinking abilities,… Read More »

Commentary: What older adults need in next-gen tools for personalized care

As long as there have been people of different generations, there have been divides between them. In the mid-to-late 1990s, as the World Wide Web was becoming a mass consumer phenomenon, technology also became something of a culprit. As the young marveled in email and information that never disappeared, many older adults were content with… Read More »