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Topic- Gerontology

 

Younger boomers look ahead to health worries-4206

Younger boomers look ahead to health worries

In Canada, 70% of boomers ages 50-59 who were still working said that changes to their health was the biggest challenge they expected to face during retirement. Men were more concerned than women

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Gerontology

At 100 years old, active aging is the rule-4113

At 100 years old, active aging is the rule

The term “active aging” means staying involved in life, and the seven dimensions of wellness are a framework to support that purpose. Staying active appears to be a consistent goal of centenarians—people who are 100 years old.

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Gerontology

Managing multiple illnesses can be a full-time job-3663

Managing multiple illnesses can be a full-time job

As people age, they are more likely to have two, three or more chronic conditions, known as multimorbidity. A review of literature reported that multimorbidity was found in an estimated 55-98% of older persons (Ageing Research Reviews, 10(4):430-439 Sept 2011).

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Gerontology

Caregiving drives billion dollar cost for dementia-3633

Caregiving drives billion dollar cost for dementia

Dementia is the name given to a collection of symptoms that include impairment in memory and thinking skills, and changes in behavior. A condition primarily found in older people, last year the World Health Organization declared dementia a public health priority.

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Gerontology

People who eat a healthier diet at lower risk of frailty-3630

People who eat a healthier diet at lower risk of frailty

Using a food frequency questionnaire as a guide, 192 people who were 75 years and older and living in the community were interviewed about their eating habits and physical status.

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Gerontology

Frailty signals fractures and disability-3617

Frailty signals fractures and disability

In a broad sweep of sites in Australia, Europe and North America, the records of 48,636 women ages 55 and older were compared one year after an initial assessment was performed.

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