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  1. One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research. Researchers compared the spatial attention skills of 60 older adults and younger people. Spat

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  2. Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests. The study involved more than 2,500 people, aged 65 to 84, who were assessed when they enrolled in the study and again two, six and eigh

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  3. How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

    Do you need to change what and how you eat in your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Yes, though maybe not in ways you might think. You need fewer calories every decade, says Connie Bales, PhD, RD, associate director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at Durham VA Medical Center. "We move

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  4. How to Eat as You Age

    Eating well helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up as you age. So put these five types of foods on your grocery list. "The darker the red, the deeper the green, the more yellow, the more orange -- they're the foods that have function," says Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, a r

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  5. Malnutrition Threatens Many Seniors Seen at ERs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals. Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent

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  6. 6 Low-Impact Exercises as You Age

    As you age, it's a good idea to downshift from high-impact exercises. All that pounding needs to give way to something that's more in line with what your body needs now. Add these six low-impact moves to your exercise routine. They come from Jacque Ratliff, exercise physiologist and education specia

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  7. Dieting After 60: 4 Things You Need to Know

    Keeping a healthy weight is a worthwhile goal at any age. And as you get older, it can get trickier. You might not be burning calories the way you did when you were younger, but you can still take off the extra pounds. The golden rules of weight loss still apply: Burn more calories than you eat or d

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  8. Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report. A study involving hundreds of older women foun

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  9. Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds. "Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on," study co-author R

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  10. Parent's Death Raises This Risk for Grown Children?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests. People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death during

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