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Gait Speed, vital in predicting risk for falls

Gait Speed, vital in predicting risk for falls Falls are a predominant problem affecting the senior population. Every year, 1 in 3 senior’s fall, costing $80 Billion to US Healthcare systems. After a fall, seniors experience significant deterioration in physical movement and quality of life. What can we do to protect seniors? What can we do […]

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How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking

How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking The brain controls many aspects of thinking—remembering, planning and organizing, making decisions, and much more. These cognitive abilities affect how well we do everyday tasks and whether we can live independently. Some changes in thinking are common as people get older. For example, older adults may have: Increased difficulty finding words […]

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Fight Dementia with your Fork

Fight Dementia with your Fork The MIND diet can drastically lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, among other conditions. Here’s what the lead researcher suggests regarding MIND and foods thought to be “good for you.” A Mediterranean-inspired diet was recently proven to dramatically lower the risk of dementia in older adults. But just because it […]

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