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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Senior Health: Moderate drinking linked to reduced risk of death in early stage Alzheimer's disease ♦ Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly

Home-delivered meals reduce loneliness Seniors who receive meal deliveries at home report significantly less loneliness than those who do not, show results of a randomized, controlled trial.
Stereotypes around aging can negatively impact memory and hearing When older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both.
Moderate drinking linked to reduced risk of death in early stage Alzheimer's disease Drinking two to three units of alcohol every day is linked to a reduced risk of death among people with early stage Alzheimer's disease.

Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly A new study now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More broadly, the findings reveal novel molecular signatures that could be used to predict which individuals are most likely to respond positively to vaccination.

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