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Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

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Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

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Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

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Aging Bulletin - October 2014 Archives


Elderly people fear family falls short in ethnic minority communities (10/30/2014)

Elderly people in Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in England fear changes in cultural attitudes will leave them without family care or state social services in their old age. ...> Full Article


Sport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age (10/29/2014)

Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older than 70 years of age tended to show no benefit of exercise. ...> Full Article


Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly (10/28/2014)

Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. ...> Full Article


Older adults satisfied with aging more likely to seek health screenings (10/25/2014)

Adults over 50 who feel comfortable about aging are more proactive in getting preventive health care services, a new University of Michigan study found. ...> Full Article


New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly, disabled (10/24/2014)

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Administration for Community Living to establish a new, multi-institutional center to study the needs of families caring for people with disabilities. ...> Full Article


Australians not prepared for dying with dignity (10/23/2014)

The vast majority of Australians do not have a plan allowing them to die with dignity, new research has found. ...> Full Article


Seniors run for the suburbs in their golden years (10/22/2014)

In a study recently published in the Journal of Transport Geography, Concordia University researcher Zachary Patterson uses census data to map seniors' moving habits. What emerges is a clear pattern: individuals over the age of 65 have been increasingly moving to the suburbs. ...> Full Article


Using a novel biological aging clock, researchers find obesity accelerates aging of the liver (10/15/2014)

Using a novel biological aging clock, researchers find obesity accelerates aging of the liverUsing a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an epigenetic clock, UCLA researchers working closely with a German team of investigators have found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver. ...> Full Article


Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration (10/14/2014)

Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get. ...> Full Article


Active aging is much more than exercise (10/14/2014)

Active aging is much more than exerciseThe global population is aging rapidly, and the growing numbers of elderly challenge our societal structures, not least the health sector, which is why authorities encourage the elderly to lead active and healthy life styles. But to equate active aging strictly with health is too narrow a focus, new research from University of Copenhagen shows; the elderly can reap many benefits from activities that do not necessarily conform to official life style recommendations -- billiards for instance. ...> Full Article


MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear (10/10/2014)

MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appearA magnetic resonance imaging technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, according to a new study. The technique has the potential to serve as a biomarker in very early diagnosis of preclinical dementia. ...> Full Article


Strength as you age: 1 in 3 adults 50+ suffer progressive muscle loss, research shows (10/8/2014)

Strength as you age: 1 in 3 adults 50+ suffer progressive muscle loss, research showsNew findings from a review paper published in Age and Ageing show that approximately one out of three adults age 50+ suffer from sarcopenia, a condition that could interfere with aging adults' ability to live a full and active life. ...> Full Article


Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability (10/7/2014)

A new report launched today by the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing conducted by academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, has highlighted the serious, complex and unique health and social challenges facing Ireland's intellectual disability population. ...> Full Article


Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of aging population (10/6/2014)

People around the world are living longer, but social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are lagging behind in many countries. This is according a new report by HelpAge International, developed in partnership with the University of Southampton. ...> Full Article


Project to develop depression care for older adults (10/5/2014)

UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. ...> Full Article


Memory slips may signal increased risk of dementia years later (10/4/2014)

New research suggests that people without dementia who begin reporting memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease. The study is published in the Sept. 24, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Clinical trial examined treatment for complicated grief in older individuals (10/3/2014)

A treatment designed to help older individuals deal with complicated grief after the loss of a loved one appeared to be more effective than using a treatment designed for depression. ...> Full Article


The plus side of population aging (10/2/2014)

An aging society will have numerous benefits, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and researchers in Germany and the United States. ...> Full Article


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