Month: November 2016

Rates of Dementia in Decline; Total Numbers Going Up

In a recent study, researchers have found that the rates of dementia are dropping, apparently because of improved cardiovascular health and better educational levels. Both factors are known to be connected to better brain health. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA:Internal Medicine. It showed that for people …

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Researchers Discover Relationship Between Protein and Macular Degeneration

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison published in the journal eLife, a study which shows that a protein known as Transmembrane 135 regulates the aging of the retina, and that mutations in the protein can lead to disease. The study was conducted on mice, and showed that abnormal amounts of Tmem135 leads to …

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Benefits of Aging

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, despite its bad press, aging is not all negative. In fact, as Maurice Chevalier once infamously said, “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” So when looking at it like that, what are the benefits of aging? Firstly, consider all the discounts to which seniors are entitled. Going to …

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