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At 65, expect about 19 more years of life-5215

At 65, expect about 19 more years of life

A new data analysis of the US population in 2013 projected that people age 65 could live another 19.3 years, with women expected to live an additional 20.5

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Delaying Alzheimer’s disease could save billions-5170

Delaying Alzheimer’s disease could save billions

Today there are no accurate answers about the causes, prevention or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, although much research is being directed toward these questions (National Institute on Aging).

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Men need more awareness of osteoporosis-5142

Men need more awareness of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the condition of porous and fragile bones, is often associated with women. After all, an estimated one-tenth of women ages 60 years and older have osteoporosis, and 61% of all osteoporotic fractures occur in women. Broken bones, a consequence of osteoporosis, can lead to hospitalization, disability and death. (International Osteoporosis Foundation). However, osteoporosis is also found in men and a new report details the need for diagnosis and treatment.

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Scandinavian countries ranked highest for well-being of older adults-5133

Scandinavian countries ranked highest for well-being of older adults

An index measuring the social and economic well-being of older people in four key domains (income security, health, personal capability and enabling environments) ranked 96 countries based on data provided by government and nongovernmental organizations.

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Even with caregivers, some older adults have unmet needs-5117

Even with caregivers, some older adults have unmet needs

To anticipate the need for supportive services for older adults, researchers dived into data collected on people enrolled in Medicare, the US public health insurance system for people 65 years and older.

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Global risk of dementia could be reduced with lifestyle choices-5091

Global risk of dementia could be reduced with lifestyle choices

The just-released World Alzheimer’s Report focuses on modifiable risk factors that have the potential to protect people from dementias and Alzheimer’s disease. With the prevalence of dementias rising as the population increases, report authors urge a focus on controlling risk factors. The report makes several key points:

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