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11 Supermarkets That Give Seniors a Discount

 AARP – Here’s a list of 11 grocery stores across the country that have set senior discount days. ​ ALBERTSONS Locations: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and other central and western states Age for discount: Varies Deal: Senior discount is available at select stores throughout the country. Customers are encouraged to reach out to their store to confirm if there’s a senior discount.​ HARRIS TEETER Locations: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, and D.C. Age for discount:...

7 Habits Linked To Lower Risk Of Dementia

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY, MINNEAPOLIS – Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk. The seven cardiovascular and brain health factors, known as the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, are: being active, eating better, losing weight, not smoking, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and reducing blood sugar. Study author Adrienne Tin, PhD, of the University of Mississippi Medical...

Aging pope urges elderly people to consider age a blessing

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday urged elderly people to consider their advanced aging a blessing, not a condemnation, as he himself struggles to cope with a bad knee that has made walking nearly impossible. The 85-year-old Francis included himself among the people addressed in his second message ahead of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which was released Tuesday. He instituted the day, which  is celebrated at the end of July,...

Reversing Hearing Loss With Regenerative Therapy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Most of us know someone affected by hearing loss, but we may not fully appreciate the hardships that lack of hearing can bring. Hearing loss can lead to isolation, frustration, and a debilitating ringing in the ears known as tinnitus. It is also closely correlated with dementia. The biotechnology company Frequency Therapeutics is seeking to reverse hearing loss — not with hearing aids or implants, but with a new kind...

Fitness May Reduce Dementia Risk 33%

A recent study finds further evidence that fitness might reduce dementia risk.

Florida Bridgetender Faces Manslaughter In Woman’s Death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida bridgetender who raised a drawbridge to Palm Beach before a 79-year-old woman walking her bicycle reached the other side has been has charged with manslaughter in her death, police said. West Palm Beach police arrested the 43-year-old bridgetender at her home on Thursday, police said in a news release. She opened the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Feb. 6 as the cyclist walked across. The woman almost made...

This form of memory loss is common— but most Americans don’t know about it

A condition called mild cognitive impairment may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease.

Early Alzheimer’s Information Page

You've most likely reached this page because you completed our six-question true/false quiz on early signs of Alzheimer's. HOW DID YOU DO? The answer to all six questions is TRUE. Here's what brain aging experts want you to know: FORGETFULNESS – One of the most common early signs of Alzheimer’s is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on...

Nordic Diet Lowers Cholesterol And Blood Sugar

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN – A healthy Nordic diet can prevent a range of diseases. Until now, the health benefits attributed to a Nordic diet by researchers primarily focused on weight loss. But in a new study, University of Copenhagen researchers and their Nordic colleagues found clear evidence that a Nordic diet can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels even without weight loss. In particular, they point to the composition of dietary fats as a possible explanation...

Tooth Loss Increases Dementia Risk: Study

New research finds a link between tooth loss and dementia.

Owning A Dog Could Be Key To Healthy Aging

Dog owners had a significantly reduced risk of becoming disabled compared to individuals who had never owned a dog.

Want to Live 12 Years Longer? Embrace Optimism

INC – In business, longevity matters. Overnight success stories aside, starting and building a business that lasts takes time. Time to develop a great team of outstanding employees. Time to make lasting connections, forge lasting partnerships, and build long-term relationships with loyal customers. Even if you're not an entrepreneur: Who doesn't hope to live as long and healthy a life as possible? Problem is, the recommendation bar for living a longer life can seem impossibly high. One study...

Dementia Tied to Resting Heart Rate

MEDPAGE TODAY – Higher resting heart rate (RHR) was linked to greater dementia risk and faster cognitive decline independent of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2,000 older adults in Sweden. People with RHR of 80 bpm or higher had a 55% increased risk of developing dementia compared with people whose RHR was 60-69 bpm (adjusted HR 1.55, 95% CI 1.06-2.27), reported Yume Imahori, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and...

Vaccine Against Alzheimer’s: Would You Get It?

HealthDay News – The first human clinical trial of a nasal vaccine to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease is set to begin after nearly 20 years of research. This is a "remarkable milestone," according to Dr. Howard Weiner, co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "Over the last two decades, we've amassed preclinical evidence suggesting the potential of this nasal vaccine for AD ," Weiner said...
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