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aging well

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.

Tip the scale in your favor

Monitoring your weight daily can help you today and in the long term.

Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.

30 million Americans now have diabetes

People should consider testing, even if they think they don't have it.

Daytime drowsiness a sign of Alzheimer’s?

Sleep problems are common in dementia patients, and beta-amyloid accumulation and related brain changes are thought to be part of the issue.

Why seniors struggle with eating

Swallowing problems can lead to health issues such as malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia from food and drink that end up in the lungs.

Does human life span really have a limit?

Longevity pioneers lucky enough to make it past the perilous 70s, 80s and 90s could potentially live well into their 110s, if fortune remains on their side.

Walk briskly to a longer life

Taking a daily stroll at an average or fast pace is associated with a significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Could a blood test spot lung cancer early?

Such detection could save lives.

How much exercise helps the aging brain?

Ultimately, any activity is beneficial to thinking skills. The key is to keep moving.

Exercise an antidote for aging

Strong evidence encouraging people to commit to regular exercise is a viable solution to living healthier.

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