A study conducted by Dorina Cadar of the University College London suggests that poverty may increase the risk of dementia among the elderly, by as much as 50%. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Cadar. Cadar…

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the International federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference. This preliminary conference program is a great meeting point for data sharing from experts in the ageing field from more than 70 countries which are all contributing to the actual conference: “Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing: From Evidence to Action.” Delegates…

Research is revealing that the human life span might be a lot longer than we’ve believed until now, and is perhaps without limit. Scientists noticed that as a person lives past 100, his/her risk for death slows, and even plateaus, especially above age 105. This notion challenges the previous belief that life has a cutoff…

A study by Dr. Halima Amjad examined 585 Medicare recipients and found that 6 out of 10 were either unaware that they were suffering from dementia or un-diagnosed. The study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s July issue. The oblivious patients were most often under-educated with less than a high school diploma,…

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the middle of a hot summer. Fires are raging in the Western United States, made more severe by droughts that have plagued several states, including California, Oregon, Arizona and elsewhere. The popular national park, Yosemite, had to be evacuated for the first time in over thirty years due…

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