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Archive for category: Longevity News 2012


2/5/2012 – The Campaign to Defeat Alzheimer’s

There is hopeful news in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that gradually robs millions of older Americans of their memories and mental capacities and ultimately kills them. Scientists are beginning to close in on possible diagnostic tests and treatments for this incurable disease. And the Obama administration, carrying out a law […]


2/5/2012 – Green tea drinkers show less disability with age

Yasutake Tomata of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and his colleagues followed nearly 14,000 adults aged 65 or older for three years. They found those who drank the most green tea were the least likely to develop “functional disability,” or problems with daily activities or basic needs, such as dressing or bathing. Read […]


1/29/2012 – It’s Not Me, It’s You

Psychologists consider it an inevitable life stage, a point where people achieve enough maturity and self-awareness to know who they are and what they want out of their remaining years, and have a degree of clarity about which friends deserve full attention and which are a drain. It is time, in other words, to shed […]


1/27/2012 – Number of Elderly Inmates Surges

In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates — with their high rates of illness and infirmity — make up an ever increasing share of the prison population. Read the full article at Time


1/23/2012 – The Alzheimer’s Reading Room

In mid-January, Bob DeMarco, 61, left his 96-year-old mother’s side for the first time in eight years to go to a conference about Alzheimer’s disease just a few hours from the home they share in Delray Beach, Fla. He made elaborate plans for his time away, arranging for his mother, Dotty, who has advanced Alzheimer’s, […]