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Sound waves boost older adults' memory, deep sleep

27/03/2017

Gentle sound stimulation - such as the rush of a waterfall - synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people

20/03/2017

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.
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One in 4 elderly Australian women have dementia

17/03/2017

At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to University of Queensland researchers. The researchers used a new technique to provide an up-to-date estimate for dementia in the Australian population. Dr Michael Waller from the UQ School of Public Health said the nation's population was aging, but there was conflicting information being presented.
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Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

15/03/2017

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
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Chronic pain: Physical activity affects pain modulation in the elderly

13/03/2017

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
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Older adults embracing "Living Apart Together"

22/02/2017

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called "Living Apart Together" (LAT).
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