Aging

A new study examines the association between childhood trauma and dementia. As the global population continues to age, dementia prevalence is increasing. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be close to 150 million dementia sufferers worldwide (1). This dementia time-bomb has led to greater research focus on the underlying causes of dementia. Although no
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In a pilot study, researchers investigated the potential of regular aerobic exercise in Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, a progressive brain condition that impairs memory, thought processes, and behavior. Dementia usually affects older people, although it is not a normal part of aging. With people living longer worldwide,
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Using wellness coaches and medical professionals, researchers were able to help older adults with chronic diseases to take control of their well-being. “I don’t have the time.”  “It’s too much work.”  “I don’t have the money to pay someone to help.”  “There’s nothing I can do about it.”  “I have other responsibilities.”  “I don’t know
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If a tear duct becomes blocked, tears build up and irritate the eyes. This irritation causes painful swelling, makes the eyes appear continuously watery, and increases the risk of infection. When the tear ducts are functioning correctly, tears roll down from the lacrimal glands — which sit above the outer side of each eye —
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A recent study has supported the link between aluminum and familial Alzheimer’s disease and further explored how aluminum and amyloid-β are interlinked in the disease. Familial Alzheimer’s disease is a rare type of Alzheimer’s disease that is associated with three kinds of genetic mutations – amyloid precursor protein, presenilin-1, and presenilin-2. The link between aluminum
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When a person makes an appointment to see an eye doctor, they may consult with an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, or an optician. Each type of eye care practitioner will have different levels of training and expertise and be able to provide different services. There are three different types of eye care practitioner: optometrists, opticians, and
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A person may experience an itching sensation, or pruritus, on their face for a number of different reasons. Although pruritus can occur due to visible conditions, such as psoriasis or an insect bite, it might also indicate the presence of an underlying condition. This article will look at the different causes of pruritus on the
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Many people believe that eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. Although there is limited evidence to suggest that eye exercises can actually enhance vision, eye exercises can help with eye strain, certain eye conditions, and overall well-being. Eye exercises can be particularly helpful for people who experience digital eye strain, which
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A stiff knee is a common complaint, especially among older adults and those who are very physically active. Knee stiffness can occur as a result of poor flexibility or muscular imbalances in the legs. Injury and arthritis are other common causes of knee stiffness. In this article, learn more about the causes of knee stiffness.
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New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had a stroke. The new test relies on measuring the dilation of an individual’s pupils. Share on PinterestMeasuring the dilation of a person’s pupil may indicate whether they can hear or not.
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Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is, in fact, stationary. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of conditions that affect eye movement or the eye’s ability to stabilize images, especially during movement. Keep reading to learn more about oscillopsia, including the common causes and symptoms and how to
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