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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer's disease may wander or forget how to use household appliances such as a stove, making home a more dangerous place.
Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts.
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study.
B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study.
Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.
Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

One possible reason for memory decline in older age may be that brain networks become less able to maintain their separate functions, a new study suggests.
Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes.

 

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