Archive for Longevity News 2013

12/31/2013 – Vitamin E Slows Decline of Some Alzheimer’s Patients in Study

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Vitamin E supplements, in doses higher than those normally available on store shelves, may help slow decline in people with Alzheimer’s, a new study suggests. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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12/28/2013 – Planning to Retire in 2014?

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If retirement is on your calendar for 2014, it’s time to answer some critical questions. Among them: What will your budget look like? Does it make sense to downsize to a smaller home sooner rather than later? How will you fill days that were once occupied by a 9-to-5 job? Read the full article at […]

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12/27/2013 – Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs

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12/20/2013 – Service helps generate retirement income, avoid tax penalty

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A recent report by the Stanford Center on Longevity compared the RMD, which uses invested assets to pay you a retirement income each year over the course of your lifetime, to five other retirement income generators. The Stanford report shows that the RMD (required minimum distributions) is one of several credible ways to generate retirement […]

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12/20/2013 – Do Crossword Puzzles Really Stave Off Dementia?

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On Dec. 21, 100 years ago, a paper in New York published the first crossword. It quickly became known as a game for the intelligent — even helping Britain recruit code-breakers during WWII. But there isn’t much evidence that this brainy game can help stave off dementia. Read/Listen to the full story at National Public […]

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12/19/2013 – Early Detection Key In The Search For Alzheimer’s Cure

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“I believe that we have about 20 years before the medical and economic costs of this disease, let alone the social costs, just cripple our entire medical system,” says Peter Snyder, Ph.D., a Professor of Neurology at Brown University and Senior VP and Chief Research Officer of the Lifespan Hospital System. “We have to identify […]

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12/18/2013 – To Address The Dementia Epidemic, We Need Smarter Research Funding

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Government ministers, public health advocates, scientists and drug industry executives from the Group of Eight leading economies held a special summit meeting in London last week to devise a strategy to address what amounts to a global epidemic of dementia. Read the full article at Forbes.

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12/17/2013 – How the Great Recession Really Affected Early Retirement

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One of the worrying trends in the labor market in recent years has been a decline in the percentage of Americans working or actively looking for work. There have always been a large portion of the working-age population considered to be not in the workforce. These may include stay-at-home parents, full-time college students, or retired […]

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12/16/2013 – Why you may want to avoid a dementia test

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As you get older, every time you misplace your wallet or can’t remember why you walked into the kitchen, you may wonder: Is this a sign of dementia? Even if such bouts of forgetfulness aren’t serious, a screening test for dementia or its most common cause — Alzheimer’s disease — might seem appealing, if only […]

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12/16/2013 – Stanford study urges more accurate estimates of financial fraud

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A Stanford Center on Longevity study describes the roadblocks to obtaining accurate financial fraud estimates – victims are often reluctant to speak up – and suggests ways to improve the national tracking of such incidents. “Without accurate and reliable estimates of fraud,” wrote Martha Deevy, director of the Financial Security Division at the Stanford Center […]

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