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Studies Show Dancing Can Slow Effects Alzheimer’s

November was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but the four weeks passed by pretty quietly. Research for Alzheimer’s is still arguably underfunded considering that someone in the United States develops it every 67 seconds, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in this country. But we are still managing to learn ways to fight off …

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Is Chocolate The Key To Stopping Memory Decline In Older Adults?

Chocoholics can now rejoice: chocolate has some significant health benefits. Well, sort of. According to a new study, age-related memory decline may be reversed with a high dosage of flavanols, an anti-oxidant found in cocoa and tea. Dr. Scott Small, a neurology professor at Columbia University in New York, is the senior author of the …

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The Almost Definitive Guide to Insomnia in Older Adults

Why Insomnia Happens

Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night, a fact that does not change as they grow older. But from age 65 on, attaining that sleep can become very difficult. A 2005 study by the National Sleep Foundation found 39% of older people were more likely to wake up often during …

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Study Finds Too Much Salt Speeds Up Aging

All those anti-aging creams and injections you rely on may not be as useful as you think, and it’s possible that tossing something else out may have an even greater effect on how old you look and feel: salt. The negative health consequences of ingesting too much salt have been known for a while, but …

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