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Friday, April 17, 2015

Seniors Health:Bone mineral density improved with zoledronic acid ♦ Is the length of work careers determined in utero? ♦ Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

Bone mineral density improved in frail elderly women treated with zoledronic acid A single intravenous dose of the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid improved bone mineral density in a group of frail elderly women living in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities.
Is the length of work careers determined in utero? Low weight at birth increased the risk of disability pension among men. Around 20% of the cohort members born in 1934–44 retired on a disability pension between 1971 and 2011.
Civic engagement may stave off brain atrophy, improve memory Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that engaged them in meaningful and social activities.
Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain  Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers write about eight nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape

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