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University of Rhode Island Group Takes Holistic Look at Lifestyle and Dementia

Faculty, staff and graduate students are taking on one of society’s most vexing health challenges: how to prevent or slow the onset of dementia through changes in diet and exercise. And what sets the Lifestyle Interventions Group apart is its inclusion of disciplines beyond the typical confines of brain science.

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Prescription Drug Cost, Senior Citizens, medication review, Adherence, Prescription Drug

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Elderly, Obesity, Exercise

Older Obese Adults Can Benefit From Moderate Exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Caring for Older People in an Aging Society

In a new book, a Rutgers School of Public Health expert explores the ethical ramifications of providing care to older adults discharged to their families

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Aging, Exercise, Gerontology, home care aides, Medicaid

Exercise Program Improves Performance of Daily Activities for Frail Older Adults

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An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.

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Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Study Shows Seniors with Dementia Are on the Rise

Study shows seniors with dementia are on the rise. Dr. Yves Joanette is available to speak about the disease.

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Hospice, Health, Elder Care

Patients Should Have More Choices in End-of-Life Care

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Older Adults, Exercise, Lung Function, Lung Diffusing Capacity, Pulmonary Circulation, Physical Activity

Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.

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Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-Being -- and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

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As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, Baylor University sociologists have found. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.







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