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Dementia caregivers face challenges, benefits-6170

Dementia caregivers face challenges, benefits

The strain of providing care for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia comes through in the latest results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, with 78% saying caregiving was stressful.

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Cognitive health

One type of brain training may reduce dementia risk-6169

One type of brain training may reduce dementia risk

Cognitive training to improve the brain's processing speed has been shown to provide benefits up to 10 years later, according to Indiana University School of Medicine researchers.

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Technology

Stats: About 11% of older adults eat enough fruit and vegetables-6167

Stats: About 11% of older adults eat enough fruit and vegetables

Overall, just one in 10 US adults ate the recommended 1.5 to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables in 2015, the latest data available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published on November 16.

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Nutrition

Learning, staying in shape key to longer life-6165

Learning, staying in shape key to longer life

Individuals who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they carry, according to an analysis of genetic data from more than 600,000 people..

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Cognitive health

Supervisor support critical to employee wellbeing, workforce readiness-6164

Supervisor support critical to employee wellbeing, workforce readiness

Employees who lack supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a Harris Poll conducted for the American Psychological Association among 1,076 US adults who are employed full or part time.

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Employee wellness

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week-6163

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week

Regular walking, even at less than the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared with inactivity, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.

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Walking

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