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Seniors' Health
 
High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study...
SOURCES: Maria Corrada, M.S., Sc.D., professor, neurology and epidemiology, University of California, Irvine; Heather Snyder, Ph.D., director, medical and scientific operations, Alzheimer's Association; Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for Cognitive Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; Jan. 17, 2016, Alzheimer's & Dementia, online
1/17/2017

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Developing high blood pressure in very old age may provide some protection from dementia, a new study suggests.

In middle age, high blood pressure -- also called hypertension -- boosts dementia risk later in life, said study lead researcher Maria Corrada. It als...

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Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults...
SOURCE: American Geriatrics Society, news release, Jan. 5, 2017
1/6/2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 -- Napping for an hour in the afternoon may provide a mental boost for older adults, a new study suggests.

This extra daytime sleep was linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly among the Chinese study participants, the researchers said.

The stud...

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Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study...
SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, news release, Jan. 16, 2017
1/18/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 -- Seniors who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have high survival rates, a new study finds.

An ICD -- which is placed under the skin and connected to the heart with wires -- detects an irregular heartbeat and delivers an electrical shock to...

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