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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Senior's Health:Genes for a longer, healthier life found ♦ Cataract surgery lessens patients' dizziness ♦ Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team

Cataract surgery lessens patients' dizziness Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less dizziness, although they did not experience fewer falls.
Newly evolved, uniquely human gene variants protect older adults from cognitive decline Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report researchers.
Genes for a longer, healthier life found Out of a 'haystack' of 40,000 genes from three different organisms, scientists have found genes that are involved in physical aging. If you influence only one of these genes, the healthy lifespan of laboratory animals is extended -- and possibly that of humans, too.
Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team, technology Older adults who lived in an independent living community that uses sensor technology and onsite care coordination to maintain residents' health stayed longer at the community than seniors who live in other senior housing across the nation. Length of stay is important because it indicates that residents' health remains stable enough for them to continue living independently. The technologically enhanced care coordination could serve as a cost-effective care model for improving the health and function of older adults

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