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[BRAIN CHANGES] US prevalence of dementia, MCI revealed

"In the first nationally representative study of cognitive impairment prevalence in more than 20 years, Columbia University researchers have found almost 10% of US adults ages 65 and older have dementia, while another 22% have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). People with dementia and mild cognitive impairment are more likely to be older, have lower levels of education, and to be racialized as Black or Hispanic, according to the study. Men and women have similar rates of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. "

[COSTS OF LIVING] NIC reports rising operator expenses for senior living

"The latest report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) found “increased acuity of residents at move-in is being reported across all care segments, driven by delayed move-ins, according to Senior Principal Ryan Brooks. That said, more than 90% of senior living operators cited rising operator expenses as the greatest challenge they face. "

[CURB CARBS] Low-carb diets could prevent, treat type 2 diabetes

"While low-carb diets are often recommended for individuals being treated for diabetes, there is little evidence to show whether eating fewer carbs can impact the blood sugar of people with diabetes or prediabetes who aren’t treated with medications."

[GRAND DEBACLE] Depression strikes grandparents who stopped caring for grandkids

"[GRAND DEBACLE] Depression strikes grandparents who stopped caring for grandkids"

[TAKE A DEEP ONE] Breath training lowers high blood pressure

"A special type of breathwork called high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) was as effective as both medicine and exercise in lowering high blood pressure in a recent study. The researchers analyzed results from five pilot trials including 128 adults ages 18-82, with a mean age of about 50. Sixty-seven participants (29 women; 37 men) received IMST training and the rest trained on a sham device (i.e., placebo)."

[SETS FOR LIFE] Weightlifting tied to low risk of death

"Regularly exercising with weights is linked to a lower risk of death from any cause except cancer, researchers have found."

[ALL THAT GLITTERS] Silver Economy position paper launched

"New from the “Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy,” an organization led mainly by emeritus professors globally, is a position paper produced as the network’s contribution to the 2022 International Day of Older Persons (October 1). "

[SHEDDING YEARS] Longevity app inspires users to build healthy habits

"Great Age Reboot, Inc., a digital health company, recently announced the launch of its lifestyle program and app, Reboot Your Age. "

[BEAM ME UP] Robotic balance assistant helps prevent falls

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[WEALTH TO WELLTH] Expensive, elitist wellness on the rise

"The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has published a trends report and a related blog pointing to a widening “wealth divide” between people who can, and can’t, afford to take advantage of an “elitist” wellness market that includes $4,000/night room rates at new wellness hotels, $75 million wellness condos, $200,000 cosmetic procedures, and a surge in private, expensive wellness social clubs."

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