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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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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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