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    1. Mental, Physical Workouts May Keep Seniors Sharp

      By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- A little exercise and some mental stimulation may go a long way toward helping seniors stay sharp, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found the memory and thinking skills of 126 inactive older adults improved after they were

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    2. Checklist Predicts if You'll Be Alive in 10 Years

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A simple checklist could help doctors estimate whether an older patient will be alive 10 years from now, according to a new study. Researchers hope the findings, reported in the March 6 Journal of the American Medical Association,

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    3. Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia

      By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants are celebrated as "brain foods" and "super foods," but a new study suggests that not all diets high in antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. The study involved more than 5,000 people in the Netherl

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    4. Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

      Feb. 5, 2013 -- Higher fitness levels in middle age are linked with a lower risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. "We already know exercise has cardiovascular and many other benefits, but this may give people more incentive to get moving," says researcher Laura F. DeFina, MD, from Th

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    5. Baby Boomers' Health Worse Than Their Parents'

      Feb. 5, 2012 -- Today's baby boomers may live longer than their parents, but they are less healthy overall, a new study finds. “U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age," write the aut

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    6. A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When older people's mood improves, so does their brain power, new research suggests. Being in a good mood appears to enhance decision-making skills and working memory among older adults, according to the study published i

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    7. Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Elderly

      Jan. 22, 2013 -- Hearing loss and mental decline are two common conditions of aging, and now a new study finds that they may be related. Older people with hearing deficits were more likely than those with normal hearing to develop problems with memory and thinking over the course of the study. On av

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    8. Do Older Adults Need Vitamins, Supplements?

      Nov. 30, 2012 -- At least half of adults age 65 and above take daily vitamins and other supplements, but only a fraction actually need them, says an Emory University expert. The majority of older adults, he says, can improve their diet to get needed nutrients. "A lot of money is wasted in providing

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    9. You’re Only as Old as You Feel

      Nov. 20, 2012 -- The old saying “You’re only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study. Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging. People with positive attitudes a

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    10. Does Air Pollution Hurt Memory of Older Adults?

      Nov. 16, 2012 -- Air pollution may be bad for older brains, a new study shows. Older adults who live in areas of high pollution did not do as well on tests of memory and other thinking skills, according to a new study. "We know that air pollution is harmful for a child's developing brain," says rese

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