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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Senior's Health Not so happy old age? :♦ Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in Older People ♦ Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects

Exercise program in senior centers helps decrease participants' pain and improve mobility A study finds that a low-impact exercise program is improving quality of life for many older adults with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The program, offered by Hospital for Special Surgery, has helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance the overall health of many participants.
Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in Older People A new study shows certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people 45 and older. This is the largest study, to date, that shows a connection between these fractures and premature death.
Not so happy old age? The notion that older people are happier than younger people is being challenged following a recent study. In fact it suggests that people get more depressed from age 65 onwards
Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects Scientists have discovered a molecule that slows the clock on key aspects of aging in animals.

Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly A new study of adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die several years earlier than their urban counterparts.

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