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Prevalence of Alzheimer's and dementia linked to healthy hearts-5051

Prevalence of Alzheimer's and dementia linked to healthy hearts

At the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference, studies reported on estimates of prevalence (the number of total cases) as well as incidence (the number of new cases) of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Overall, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow globally along with the aging populations. However, the rate of growth appears to be slowing in developed countries.

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Boomers get ready to travel for overnight vacations-5022

Boomers get ready to travel for overnight vacations

Over half (57%) of 1,410 people ages 49-67 years old responding to a telephone survey planned to take an overnight vacation in the next 12 months, and nearly half (47%) planned on taking one to two weeks of vacation. Why take the vacation? Primary reasons were “to see, connect, or spend time with family and/or friends” (45%) or “for a pure fun, or relaxation” (38%).

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Boomers responsible for near doubling of 65+ population 107-4765

Boomers responsible for near doubling of 65+ population 107

The term “baby boomers” is used to describe people born between the years 1946-1964. As the boomer cohort ages to about 65 years, governments will begin referring to them as “seniors” (their term, not ours). In consequence, the size of the boomer cohort will gradually decline, and “middle age” will be populated by the age cohort nicknamed Generation X.

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Key health measures show improvement 106-4764

Key health measures show improvement 106

Data from more than 12 government agencies and research organizations was used to assess 34 measures of health for the US population.

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Low back pain is primary cause of  disability worldwide-4661

Low back pain is primary cause of disability worldwide

Low back pain causes more disability around the world than any of the other 291 medical conditions cited in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, found a new analysis.

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What does the term

What does the term "successful aging" mean?

The authors of a new review noted that it’s been about 50 years since the term “successful aging” was introduced. Is there now a defined meaning for the term? They found 105 definitions for successful aging.

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