News on Positive Aging

By focusing on the positive aspects of aging and the availability of resources, skills and resiliencies, research not only highlights useful insights but creates hope and empowers action among older people.  Look beyond practices of repair and prevention, and emphasize growth-enhancing activities — create a life full of fun, freedom and joy.

11/01/2011 - News

Weight Gain in Middle Age Reduces Odds of Healthy Survival in Women

In the United States, there has been a steady increase in overweight and obesity; in 2003-4, 66.3 percent of American adults were overweight or obese compared with 14.5 percent in 1976. In the current issue of British Medical Journal, researchers report that weight gain in mid-life is strongly related to a reduced likelihood of healthy survival among women who live to older ages. Read more

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09/06/2010 - News

Status Report: Blood Pressure Control in the United States

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

Another Dead End for Alzheimer’s Drug

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

Unique Approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published in the August 18, 2010 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience sheds new light on how the Alzheimer’s drug, memantine, Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

U.S. Obesity Just Keeps On Rising

It’s no secret that obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Read more

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08/26/2010 - News

Boost Your Immunity With Better Nutrition

Poor nutrition status is common in elderly individuals. Read more

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08/21/2010 - News

Brain Fitness Can Reduce Dementia

Medical research has shown that consistent, long-term participation in activities that stimulate the brain is associated with a more than 60 per Read more

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05/12/2010 - News

Having a Spouse with Dementia Increases Dementia Risk

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, having a spouse with dementia significant increases an older adult’s risk of developing dementia themselves. In addition, men appear to be at greater risk of developing incident dementia than women. Read more

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05/11/2010 - News

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Are Common Among Older Adults

Not much is known about the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults. According to a new study published in the May issues of the Archives of General Psychiatry, the rates of mood and anxiety disorders tend to decrease with age but remain very common, particularly in women. Read more

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04/14/2010 - News

Which Prostate Cancer Treatment is Best for Quality of Life?

Robot-assisted procedures for prostate cancer are increasingly popular among patients, in part due to marketing from surgery centers and the perception that these types of surgeries are better than open radical procedures for prostate cancer. According to a new study in the Journal of Urology, men with early stage prostate cancer are likely to experience better long-term quality of life with non-surgical treatments. Read more

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