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Bicycling Appeals to Japanese Seniors

In Japan, more middle-aged and elderly people are drawn to bicycling and bicycling trips. read more
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Health Perception, Physical Activity, and Coping Strategies of Older Adults Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity (excerpt)

Even though older volunteers in this study had physical problems, they perceived their health as being excellent or good, and remained active despite limitations read more
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Firm Grip Can Predict Longer Life

Researchers in Britain found simple measures of physical capability were related to life span among older adults, even after accounting for age, gender, and body size. read more
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Walking Can Keep Brain and Body in Tune

New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that walking can actually boost the connectivity within brain circuits. read more
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Dementia in Northern Ireland to Triple

The number of people with dementia in Northern Ireland will almost triple in the next 40 years, according to new research from the Alzheimer’s Society. read more
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Shuffling Does Not Reduce Falls

Research demonstrates that older people who shuffle because of fear of falling do not fall less than people from the same age who walk more quickly. read more
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Judo Reduced Hip-Fracture Risk in Older People with Osteoporosis

Judo techniques can minimize the consequences of falls. read more
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Profile: Brazil (excerpt)

In this South American country, access to health care is a citizen’s right read more
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Obesity Rise Linked to Disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Due to rising obesity rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, elderly people there are becoming more likely to suffer from disabilities. read more
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Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer's Disease Updated

In July, scientists at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 presented the first draft reports from three workgroups convened by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association to update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease for the first time in 25 years. read more
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