Senior Health Information

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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AbstractWith aging of HIV populations, there is concern that Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) may become prevalent and difficult to distinguish from HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. To date, there are no reports documenting histologically verified Alzheimer’s neuropathology in individuals with HIV and dementia. Herein, we report two antiretroviral-treated, virally suppressed, HIV-infected individuals autopsied by the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. Subject A presented to study at 52 years, already dependent in instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs), with severe cognitive impairment inclusive of learning...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we analyzed FGF21 levels and alterations in the expression of genes encoding components of the FGF21-responsive molecular machinery in adipose tissue from aged individuals so as to ascertain whether altered FGF21 responsiveness that develops with aging jeopardizes human health and/or accelerates metabolic disturbances associated with aging. We studied a cohort of 28 healthy elderly individuals (≥70 years) with no overt signs of metabolic or other pathologies and compared them with a cohort of 35 young healthy controls (≤40 years). Serum FGF21 levels were significantly increased in elderly indiv...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Carla Calogero has an important article in the spring 2018 Newsletter of the Washington State Bar Association Real Property Probate &Trust section: Voluntary Stopping Eating and  Drinking: A Way to Hasten Death  as an End-of-Life Option." Cologero explains why estate planning practitioners should familiarize themselves with VSED and consider how to address this end-of-life option in their practice. She concludes: "VSED is currently one option available to those who want to avoid a prolonged dying process which may involve increasing or extended pain, disability, dependence, ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS PDD and AD are complex clinical entities, with investigation of DBS intervention still in an early phase. Recently published studies demonstrate acceptable surgical safety. For future studies to have adequate power to detect meaningful clinical changes, further refinement is needed in patient selection, metrics of clinical response, and optimal stimulation parameters. PMID: 30064323 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: INDAK is potentially a novel, ecological and inexpensive non-pharmacological intervention that can improve cognition among older Filipinos with MCI. PMID: 30068275 [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
CONCLUSION: Low back and neck pain was the most important contributor of disability in Spain in 2016. There has seen a remarkable increase in the burden due to Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Tobacco remains the most important health issue to address in Spain. PMID: 30037695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) 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
Publication date: June 2018Source: Alzheimer's &Dementia, Volume 14, Issue 6Author(s): Marco Duering, Sofia Finsterwalder, Ebru Baykara, Anil Man Tuladhar, Benno Gesierich, Marek J. Konieczny, Rainer Malik, Nicolai Franzmeier, Michael Ewers, Eric Jouvent, Geert Jan Biessels, Reinhold Schmidt, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Ofer Pasternak, Martin DichgansAbstractIntroductionDiffusion tensor imaging detects early tissue alterations in Alzheimer's disease and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). However, the origin of diffusion alterations in SVD is largely unknown.MethodsTo gain further insight, we applied free water (FW) imaging ...
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
In this study, senescent cell distribution and quantity in vastus lateralis muscle were examined in young human adults after a single bout of resistance exercise. To determine the effects of dietary protein availability around exercise on senescent cell quantity and macrophage infiltration of skeletal muscle, two isocaloric protein supplements (14% and 44% in calorie) were ingested before and immediately after an acute bout of resistance exercise, in a counter-balanced crossover fashion. An additional parallel trial was conducted to compare the outcome of muscle mass increment under the same dietary conditions after 12 wee...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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