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Friday, June 19, 2015

Senior Health:Elder abuse is common around the world ♦ Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging ♦ Age-related inflammatory processes facilitate development of COPD

Elder abuse is common around the world A new global review reveals that elder abuse -- which includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation -- is common among community-dwelling older adults and is especially prevalent among minority older adults. Older adults with cognitive and physical impairments or psychosocial distress are also at increased risk of elder abuse.
Neuroscientist leads efforts to detect, treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Now, a prominent American neuroscientist is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening methods and clinical care for all forms of dementia and cognitive impairments as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
Age-related inflammatory processes facilitate development of COPD At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in order to intervene specifically. A recently published study is a contribution to understanding the underlying causes of COPD, especially in the elderly population.
Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging Study shows broad health benefits from periodic use of diet that mimics fasting in mice and yeast -- which appear to translate to humans, also

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