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Healthy Aging Tips for the Older Adults in Your Life

(3 days ago) WebPoor health, the death of a partner, caring for a loved one, and other situations that are more likely as people age can all lead to being socially isolated or feeling lonely. Although they sound similar, social isolation and loneliness are different. Loneliness is the distressing feeling of being alone or separated, while social isolation is

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

(Just Now) WebTaking care of your physical, mental, and cognitive health is important for healthy aging. Even making small changes in your daily life can help you live longer and better. In general, you can support your physical health by staying active, eating and sleeping well, and going to the doctor regularly.

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

(1 days ago) WebPhysical activity can help: Reduce feelings of depression and stress, while improving your mood and overall emotional well-being. Increase your energy level. Improve sleep. Empower you to feel more in control. In addition, exercise and physical activity may possibly improve or maintain some aspects of cognitive function, such as your ability to

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How To Find Reliable Health Information Online

(8 days ago) WebAs a rule, health websites sponsored by federal government agencies are accurate sources of information. You can reach all federal websites by visiting Medical and health care organizations, hospitals, and academic medical institutions may also be reliable sources of health information. Your health care provider can also …

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Vitamins and Minerals for Older Adults

(Just Now) WebVitamin A. Food Sources: Vitamin A can be found in products such as eggs and milk.It can also be found in vegetables and fruits, like carrots and mangoes. Men Age 51+: Most men 51 and older should aim for 900 mcg RAE. Women Age 51+: Most women 51 and older should aim for 700 mcg RAE each day. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin). Food …

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Diabetes in Older People National Institute on Aging

(1 days ago) WebDiabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. People get diabetes when their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults. If you already have diabetes, there are steps

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High Blood Pressure and Older Adults National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) WebHigh blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major health problem that is common in older adults. Your body’s network of blood vessels, known as the vascular system, changes with age. Arteries get stiffer, causing blood pressure to go up. This can be true even for people who have heart-healthy habits and feel just fine.

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What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer’s …

(5 days ago) WebA growing area of research focuses on the relationship between gut microbes — tiny organisms in the digestive system — and aging-related processes that lead to Alzheimer’s. The important role of physical activity and exercise, and how this interacts with diet, cardiovascular health, and brain health must also be considered.

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Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers

(8 days ago) WebHealth care professionals may also know about support groups, respite care, and other resources offered in your community. A counselor or other mental health professional. If you are feeling anxious, frustrated, or depressed, help is available. Ask your doctor for referrals to counselors, and check with your health insurance provider to find

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Immune resilience is key to a long and healthy life

(2 days ago) WebThe short answer is that immune resilience, longevity, and better health outcomes tracked together well. Those with metrics indicating optimal immune resilience generally had better health outcomes and …

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What Is Alzheimer's Disease

(8 days ago) WebAlzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease — those with the late-onset type symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs between a person’s 30s and mid-60s and is very rare.

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Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered

(2 days ago) Web877-267-2323. 866-226-1819 (TTY) [email protected]. Content reviewed: August 26, 2020. Find information about telehealth services, including information on how to prepare for an online appointment and whether your online visit is covered by insurance.

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Adopting healthy habits: What do we know about the science of …

(8 days ago) WebUnderstanding the scope of these effects has clear public health significance. A recent meta-analysis found that anxiety sensitivity and associated health outcomes, such as depression, insomnia, alcohol use, and pain, can be improved with brief behavioral interventions, for example, cognitive behavioral therapy, that target anxiety sensitivity.

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Memory Problems, Forgetfulness, and Aging

(Just Now) WebForgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. However, dementia is not a normal part of aging. Dementia includes the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, learning, and reasoning — and behavioral abilities to the extent that it interferes with a person’s quality of life and activities. Memory loss, though common, is …

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What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease

(3 days ago) WebAt first, Alzheimer’s disease typically destroys neurons and their connections in parts of the brain involved in memory, including the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus. It later affects areas in the cerebral cortex responsible for language, reasoning, and social behavior. Eventually, many other areas of the brain are damaged.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation — Tips for Staying Connected

(7 days ago) WebTry exercising, eating healthy, getting enough sleep (7 to 9 hours), and pursuing activities you enjoy to help manage stress and stay as mentally and physically healthy as possible. Read and share this infographic and help spread the word about staying connected to combat loneliness and social isolation. It’s also important to stay active and

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Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks

(7 days ago) WebHealth effects of social isolation, loneliness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.

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Providing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

(5 days ago) WebTry putting a foam pad under the person’s heel or elbow to raise it off the bed and reduce pressure. Ask a member of your health care team if a special mattress or chair cushion might also help. Digestive problems. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, and loss of appetite are common issues at the end of life.

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Falls and Fractures in Older Adults: Causes and Prevention

(2 days ago) WebUsing canes and walkers correctly can help prevent falls. If your doctor tells you to use a cane or walker, make sure it’s the right size for you. Walker wheels should roll smoothly. If you borrow walking support equipment from a friend, ask your health care provider to make sure the equipment is the correct size and is safe to use.

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Services for Older Adults Living at Home

(5 days ago) WebHome health care services may be available to help older people with many aspects of health care, such as medications, wound care, medical equipment, and physical therapy. The provider may come for a few hours each day or stay 24/7. Home health care services may include in-home nursing care to help a person recover from surgery, an …

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What Are Clinical Trials and Studies

(5 days ago) WebClinical research is the study of health and illness in people. There are two main types of clinical research: observational studies and clinical trials. Read and share this infographic (PDF, 317K) to learn why researchers do different kinds of clinical studies. Observational studies monitor people in normal settings.

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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

(9 days ago) WebSeveral problems can affect the health of your mouth, but good care should keep your teeth and gums strong as you age. Tooth Decay Teeth are covered in a hard, outer coating called enamel. Every day, a thin film of bacteria called dental plaque builds up on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can harm enamel and cause …

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Facts About Aging and Alcohol National Institute on Aging

(9 days ago) WebAlcohol misuse or alcohol use disorder is a pattern of drinking that can cause harm to a person’s health and social relationships. Drinking too much at one time or on any given day or having too many drinks over the course of a week increases the risk of harmful consequences, including injuries and health problems.

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Making Decisions for Someone at the End of Life

(3 days ago) WebA care plan summarizes a person’s health conditions, medications, health care providers, emergency contacts, end-of-life care wishes, such as advance directives, and other decisions. A care plan may also include your loved one’s wishes after they die, such as funeral arrangements and what will be done with their body.

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Research Network on Later Life Interventions to Reverse …

(4 days ago) WebAccumulations of health risk and health trajectories are in a state of constant flux relative to different influences at different points in time. The pathways trajectory is much simpler than the health accumulation model and recognizes that circumstances early in life can have an impact on health later in life by affecting other

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Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program (CITP) Grantees …

(Just Now) WebNational Institutes of Health, NIH, National Institute on Aging, NIA, Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program, CITP Created Date: 12/11/2019 12:20:27 PM

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Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project)

(8 days ago) WebMolecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project) Because there is limited amount of DNA on each participant, we initially “bulked up” the genomic DNA via whole genome amplification, using the Genomiphi Kits (product #25660002) from Amersham Biosciences, 800 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08855).

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Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) assay was originally

(6 days ago) WebPlasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) assay was originally developed by Dr. Desire Collen and colleagues (DeClerck, et al, 1988), and is sensitive to free PAI-1 (both latent and active) but

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