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Aging Bulletin - January 2012 Archives


Mild cognitive impairment is common, affects men most (1/29/2012)

Researchers involved in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging reported today that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment every year. ...> Full Article


Going to physician visits with older loved ones could improve care (1/28/2012)

Family companions who routinely accompany older adults to physician office visits could be helpful to health care quality improvement efforts. ...> Full Article


Taking moments to enjoy life helps patients make better health decisions (1/27/2012)

The experience of daily positive affect -- a mild, happy feeling -- and self-affirmation helps some patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and asthma, make better decisions about their health. These findings are detailed in three studies of 756 patients published online in the Jan. 23 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine -- the first large, randomized controlled trials to show that people can use positive affect and self-affirmation to help them make and sustain behavior change. ...> Full Article


3-fold risk of infection for elderly after emergency department visits (1/26/2012)

A visit to the emergency department during non-summer months was associated with a three-fold risk of acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infection in elderly residents of long-term care facilities, according to a study in CMAJ. ...> Full Article


Enhancing cognition in older adults also changes personality (1/23/2012)

Enhancing cognition in older adults also changes personalityA program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that a non-drug intervention in older adults can change a personality trait once thought to be fixed throughout the lifespan. ...> Full Article


No walk in the park: Factors that predict walking difficulty in elderly (1/22/2012)

Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment; low physical activity; slower gross motor coordination; having poor lower-extremity function; and being hospitalized. Women are also more likely than men to become disabled in their later years. ...> Full Article


'Exergames' may provide cognitive benefit for older adults (1/21/2012)

'Exergames' may provide cognitive benefit for older adultsVirtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive video game features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ...> Full Article


Improved ergonomics for wheelchair users (1/20/2012)

Improved ergonomics for wheelchair usersEmpa engineers, together with the firm 'r going', have succeeded in developing an ergonomic seat for electric wheelchairs which encourages the user to move around frequently. True to the motto 'life is movement' the aim is to enhance the freedom of movement of wheelchair users with a range of disabilities. ...> Full Article


Vitamin D could help combat the effects of aging in eyes (1/19/2012)

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have found that vitamin D reduces the effects of aging in mouse eyes and improves the vision of older mice significantly. The researchers hope that this might mean that vitamin D supplements could provide a simple and effective way to combat age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, in people. ...> Full Article


Knee replacement surgery incidence soars in those over age 50 (1/18/2012)

Researchers in Finland found that annual cumulative incidences of partial and total knee arthroplasty, commonly known as knee replacement surgery, rose rapidly over a 27-year period among 30- to 59-year-olds in that country, with the greatest increase occurring in patients aged 50 to 59 years. According to the study published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology, incidences were higher in women throughout the study period. ...> Full Article


Grapes may help prevent age-related blindness (1/14/2012)

Can eating grapes slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide? Results from a new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggest this might be the case. The antioxidant actions of grapes are believed to be responsible for these protective effects. ...> Full Article


Height loss increases risk for fractures and death in older women (1/13/2012)

Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. ...> Full Article


Study finds nicotine patches may help improve memory loss in older adults (1/12/2012)

Wearing a nicotine patch may help improve memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


An apple a day isn't enough (1/11/2012)

Adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, aren't consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. Quebecers, however, eat more of nature's produce than their fellow Canadians. ...> Full Article


Cognitive decline can begin as early as age 45, warn experts (1/10/2012)

The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published on bmj.com today. ...> Full Article


Better research is needed to understand why elders are happier (1/9/2012)

Older people tend to be happier. But why? Some psychologists believe that cognitive processes are responsible -- in particular, focusing on and remembering positive events and leaving behind negative ones; those processes, they think, help older people regulate their emotions, letting them view life in a sunnier light. ...> Full Article


Mid-lane driving helps older adults stay safe (1/8/2012)

It's official: Older adults are naturally inclined to drive in the middle of the road, leaving the younger generation to cut corners. ...> Full Article


New fermented soy ingredient containing S-equol significantly reduced hot flash frequency (1/7/2012)

Daily doses of a soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing S-equol significantly improved menopausal symptoms, including significantly reducing hot flash frequency after 12 weeks according to a placebo-controlled study in postmenopausal Japanese women published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health. ...> Full Article


Deer antlers inspire a new theory on osteoporosis (1/6/2012)

Deer antlers inspire a new theory on osteoporosisThe loss of manganese could mean that calcium does not stick to bones and could cause osteoporosis. This is the new theory put forward by researchers at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain after studying deer antlers. The hypothesis published this month in the Frontiers of Bioscience journal still needs to be confirmed by the scientific community. ...> Full Article


Aging-related degeneration caused by defects of energy metabolism in tissue stem cells? (1/5/2012)

The findings of the researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, increase the understanding of mechanisms of aging-related degeneration. The results are a breakthrough in revealing the unexpected importance of energy metabolism in regulating stem cell function and tissue maintenance. ...> Full Article


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