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Walk to Support Alzheimer’s Research

August 18, 2010

Senior living advocates nationwide are participating in local Memory Walks to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as well as support research efforts …

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NIH Curbs Aging Research

July 7, 2010

The impending silver tsunami has not influenced research spending at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has announced a reduced budget for senior-focused studies …

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Flu Researchers Focus on ‘Natural Killer’

June 22, 2010

Two Michigan State University researchers will seek to introduce an effective “natural killer” cell response to influenza, the fourth-leading cause of death among people 65+ …

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Pharma Giants Agree to Share Alzheimer’s Research

June 15, 2010

In a new and unusual effort, twelve competing drug companies have agreed to share research data on thousands of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of speeding efforts toward effective treatments …

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More Research Links Diet to Dementia Risk

May 3, 2010

A Mediterranean-style diet – one that includes plenty of fish, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, nuts, and poultry – may be the most effective eating strategy for avoiding Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at New York’s Columbia University recently co

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Research Sheds New Light on Dementia Care

October 26, 2009

Just-published Harvard Medical School research reveals a first-ever comprehensive look at the clinical progression of advanced dementia. Researchers suggest that because advanced dementia is not widely considered a terminal illness, affected individuals m

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Men More Likely to Lose Hearing, Research Finds

October 19, 2009

Recent research finds that men are three times more likely to have noise-related hearing loss than women. Care providers for senior men may find that those who had noisy jobs or hobbies are more likely to need special hearing-related assistance …

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Researchers Get Closer to Solving Senior Sleep Problems

July 20, 2009

A scientifically developed “lighting scheme” may be the cure for assisted living residents with sleep problems, particularly residents with Alzheimer’s disease who often suffer from chaotic sleep. Researchers at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Research Sheds Light on Residents’ Emotional Needs

February 15, 2009

Adults 65 and older are more likely than adults age 50-64 to report they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they need, according to a recent study. Such findings complement providers’ focus on residents’ emotional health, as it c

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