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Older Drivers Are Safer on the Road Today Than in the Past

Baby boomers are not the threat on the road that many in society perceive.

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Easy and Healthy Eating for Seniors

A balanced diet is the key to health and vitality. But what makes up a “balanced” diet? The body’s needs change as it ages, and the nutritional needs of seniors’ bodies are different than when they were younger. Adapting to the body’s changing needs can be a challenge, especially for seniors, who have become used to particular dietary rituals that have worked for them their entire lives.

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Could Eye Changes Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

All eyes are on a study presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference that notes how the thickness of certain retinal cells in the eye may help indicate the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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Making the Decision to Serve as a Family Caregiver; Medications Seniors Take May Impair Driving

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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University-Based Retirement Communities Offer an Alternative to Traditional Retirement

A growing number of American seniors are opting out of traditional retirement communities, lush with golf courses and nearby shopping, for university-based retirement communities.

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Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proving to preserve memory into older age.

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Baby Boomers’ Health Worsens

If you’re a U.S. baby boomer, the odds are in your favor for longevity, but against you on good health.

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The National Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report

In 2011, the United States undertook a major research initiative to strengthen the national efforts to find effective treatments for people living with dementia.

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Volunteering Lowers Blood Pressure

Besides the enjoyment of getting out and helping others, research shows that volunteerism can reduce the risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure, by up to 40 percent.

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