Tag: Aging

With an increasing prevalence of dementia in the elderly population and treatment strategies limited to improving symptoms, there is a need to identify at-risk patients. Hearing loss (HL) has been identified as a risk factor for dementia, contributing to social isolation, depression and lower quality of life. In this...

Patient Basics: Aging Overview

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? The thought of aging conjures some common perceptions: wrinkles, gray hair, a slightly stooped posture, perhaps some “senior moments” of forgetfulness. In fact, the process of aging has a nearly universal impact on our bodies, affecting our cells, tissues, organs, and body systems. The...
Image: PD 1. In a large cohort of women, greater adherence in midlife to healthy dietary patterns was associated with approximately 40% greater odds of healthy aging. 2. Greater intakes of plant foods, whole grains, and fish or long-chain omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs); moderate intake of alcohol; and lower...
Image: PD PET scans of AIDS patient with dementia 1. Surveillance across three regions in the UK suggests that dementia prevalence is 24% lower than would be expected. 2. This decrease in prevalence is due to much lower rates among individuals in non-care settings. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Despite the...