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Aging in place can be successful if the conditions are right-4678

Aging in place can be successful if the conditions are right

Every day, millions of people become older. Where and how will they live? A new report sets the stage appropriately by pointing out that the term “older adults” encompasses a wide range of individual needs and levels of functional ability.

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Healthcare providers urged to encourage healthy habits and curtail preventable deaths-4528

Healthcare providers urged to encourage healthy habits and curtail preventable deaths

In 2010, more than 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke could have been prevented, according to a “Vital Signs” report released in September by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report defined preventable deaths as those that occurred in people under age 75 that could have been prevented by more effective public health measures, lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure or quitting smoking, or medical care.

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American Heart Association recommends 'paradigm shift' on unhealthy lifestyles-4519

American Heart Association recommends 'paradigm shift' on unhealthy lifestyles

Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-disease risk factors, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) science advisory.

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Call to address the mental health of older adults-4386

Call to address the mental health of older adults

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2013 was “Mental health and older adults.” As noted by the World Health Organization, over 20% of people 60 years and older suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, the most common being depression and dementia (excluding headache disorders).

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The financial value of longer lives, with less disability-4379

The financial value of longer lives, with less disability

Healthy life expectancy, meaning the years a person can expect to live in good health, may be more important to most people than life expectancy, the years a person may live. Earlier this year, analyses in ICAA Research Review showed that lifestyle choices often led to “longer lives with less health” (13[26] July 2013) and that disability was most common in the last two years of life (13[24] July 2013).

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New index tracks aging populations around the world-4339

New index tracks aging populations around the world

The results of the new Global AgeWatch Index 2013 have been released. The index is said to be the first quantitative measure of its kind to focus on the well-being of older people on a worldwide scale.

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