Archive for Longevity News 2016

11/21/2016 – US dementia rates drop 24%

Nov 21, 2016 Comments Off

A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. Read the full article at CNN.

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11/21/2016 – U.S. Dementia Rates Are Dropping Even as Population Ages

Nov 21, 2016 Comments Off

Despite fears that dementia rates were going to explode as the population grows older and fatter, and has more diabetes and high blood pressure, a large nationally representative survey has found the reverse. Dementia is actually on the wane. And when people do get dementia, they get it at older and older ages. Read the […]

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11/17/2016 – Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Nov 17, 2016 Comments Off

Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths. They were surprised to find widespread and dense Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles that were, in some cases, considered full-blown Alzheimer’s pathology. Read the full article at Futurity.

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11/16/2016 – Online game about lost sea hero helps scientists studying dementia

Nov 16, 2016 Comments Off

An online game following the journey of an elderly former sea explorer who has lost his memories has helped scientists lead a vast international dementia study and given important preliminary results about human orientation skills. Read the full article at Reuters.

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11/15/2016 – A Startling Number of Seniors Have Been Victims of Financial Abuse

Nov 15, 2016 Comments Off

A new survey of caregivers finds that about 37% of seniors have experienced financial abuse — almost double the estimated 20% that Allianz Life found when it last conducted its survey in 2014. And many of them aren’t talking about it. Read the full article at Money.

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11/8/2016 – How to defeat dementia

Nov 09, 2016 Comments Off

Dementia is the fifth-biggest cause of death in high-income countries, but it is the most expensive disease to manage because patients require constant, costly care for years. And yet, research funding for dementia pales in comparison with that for many other diseases. Experts say that the coming wave can be calmed with the help of […]

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11/2/2016 – 6 retirement strategies from a local pro

Nov 02, 2016 Comments Off

“What strategies does a retirement expert employ for his personal use? I bet you could learn a thing or two from a professional who has studied retirement all his life and is now in his early 60s, planning for his own retirement years. That’s me — I’ve worked as a consulting actuary helping employers and […]

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10/31/2016 – Facebook Could Be Associated With a Longer Life, Study Finds

Oct 31, 2016 No Comments

As our social lives have moved onto social media sites like Facebook over the past decade, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing over what all that screen time might be doing to our health. But according to a new paper, time spent on social media could be associated with a longer life. Read the full […]

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10/27/2016 – Here’s what happens when someone is forced to retire because they’re ‘old’

Oct 28, 2016 Comments Off

Mandatory retirement is still in the workforce, and it’s causing problems as people live — and work — longer. Being compelled to leave a job because you’ve hit a certain age could impose significantly negative consequences on older employees, and experts say such a requirement shouldn’t exist at all. Read the full article at MarketWatch.

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10/24/2016 – Researchers Take First Steps Toward A Preventative Alzheimer’s Pill

Oct 24, 2016 Comments Off

A preventative Alzheimer’s pill is the ideal end game for researchers studying the disease from many angles. While we’re not yet close to the goal, new research shows a way that it may be possible, using an approach similar to what has worked for managing other chronic conditions. Read the full article at Forbes.

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