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As many of you know, the NIH Senior Health website will be discontinued as of August 1. As unfortunate as it is to lose this great resource, other senior health information resources do exist. Not all of these are National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources but do provide an array of information pertaining to aging and health for seniors themselves, for caregivers and for those whose work focuses on older adult concerns. MedlinePlus provides information with a Seniors demographic group which includes a listing of health topics related to this age group. The NIH National Institute on Aging provides a number of resources for Seniors. The Health &Aging tab includes links to: A-Z health topics listing Aging &Health news stories Clinical Trial information ADEAR (Alzheimer’s Disease and Education Referral Center) provides a variety of information for caregivers and providers Go4Life- an exercise, nutrition, and safety resource to help motivate seniors to stay healthy Health information in Spanish and other languages American Indian Health provides culturally appropriate health information for elders. NIHSeniorHealth YouTube Channel will continue to offer its 110+ videos about a variety of health and wellness information. NLM4Caregivers provides links to health and other relevant information needed by caregivers to assist for a variety of needs. National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources&n...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Public Libraries Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings inform the biomarker indication of progression of pathological targets in neurodegenerations and propose a novel approach to these conditions through neuronal protection against self-induced PPCD. PMID: 29318971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Alzheimer Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Alzheimer Res Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
In my view, everyone over the age of 18 ought to have appropriate health care and financial documents that will assign a trusted person to speak for them should they, for whatever reason, be unable to speak for themselves. But most people wait until they’re well into middle age before taking care of this important legal work. For those who die young, or are disabled because of an unexpected event such as a car accident or ill-fated dive into an unfamiliar lake, it’s too late. Read the full article on HealthCentral about what you need to do to make your wishes known - and make certain that they are fol...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Welcome to The Neuroscience Report where each week we will highlight a specific topic in neuroscience and provide you with links to 5 journal articles, 5 news articles, and 5 wildcard picks. Brought to you by Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience—your source for peer-reviewed, evidence-based information. This week’s topic: Discoveries in Neurodegenerative Diseases 5 Journal Articles Pathogenesis and progression of multiple sclerosis: the role of arachidonic acid-mediated neuroinflammation Down-regulation of MiR-9* in the peripheral leukocytes of Huntington’s disease patients The mirror neurons...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Neurodegenerative Disease The Neuroscience Report Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
It helps to know a little bit about the views of the author S. Jay Olshansky when reading this piece. He is one of the scientists behind the Longevity Dividend initiative the goals of which can be summarized as greatly increasing government funding for current mainstream programs at the National Institute on Aging, with the aim of adding a few years to life expectancy over the next few decades. For those of us who seek far larger outcomes, and a way to turn back aging rather than merely slowing it down, he wishes us luck, but doesn't seem convinced that the goal of additional decades through rejuvenation research after the...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Abstract Helicobacter pylori infection (Hp-I) is a prevalent disorder identified in the majority of the population in many countries around the world and is responsible for substantial gastrointestinal morbidity. Likewise, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis or glaucoma defined as ocular Alzheimer's disease, are associated with a large public health burden and are among the leading causes of disability. Emerging evidences suggest that Hp-I may be associated with neurodegenerative conditions. Moreover, Hp-I could be a predictor of metabolic syndrome (MetS...
Source: Current Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Curr Mol Med Source Type: research
Parkinson disease dementia (PDD) is one of the nonmotor complications of Parkinson disease, characterized by impairment of visuospatial and executive functions. The yearly incidence of PDD among patients with Parkinson disease is estimated at approximately 10%, but is widely variable in different reports. The risk of PDD increases with disease duration and patient age. Parkinson disease dementia is often complicated by many neuropsychiatric symptoms such as mood disturbances, apathy, and psychosis. Collectively, these symptoms can lead to major disability. In addition to a dopaminergic deficit, a major hallmark of PDD is c...
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we asked people in an open-ended way about their desire for longer life: Would you like to have more time? What age would you like to become? This was something more specific than asking about a preference for survival without reference to any length of time; about one's plans for the future; or whether people see the future as open or limited, as in studies of future time perspective. Our attempt was to discover whether there were preferred temporal spans with which older adults framed their futures and plans. The two-question series about extra years and desired age ("How old would you like to ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Your Editorial highlighted the need of trials on dementia prevention, and welcomed the launch of World Wide Fingers WW-FINGERS),1 but did not provide details on this initiative. WW-FINGERS springs from the successful experience of the Finnish geriatric intervention study to prevent cognitive impairment and disability (FINGER),2 a landmark trial that showed that a multidomain lifestyle intervention, based on simultaneous management of several vascular and lifestyle-related risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), can benefit cognition in people aged 60 –77 years with high risk of dementia.
Source: Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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