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aging

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

Youthful mind, youthful heart

Let go of the past and embrace the future by chasing new adventures and new friendships. Your mind and body will reap the dividends in years.

The quarter-century quandary

After age 25, about 1 in 4 people will suffer a stroke—the vast majority stemming from blood clots.

Study: Active lifestyle sharpens mind

A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.

Feeling glum? Brighten up with movies

Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.

The enduring power of a snuggle

The old adage is just as true now as ever: Sex really is the spice of life.

The unbreakable link

As research on the brain-body connection continues to mount, it adds up to one indisputable fact: Exercise remains essential to cognitive performance.

Smoking and diabetes linked to calcium buildup in brain

Risk factors affect the part of the brain that plays an important role in short- and long-term memory.

Make life with dementia better

Someone develops dementia every three minutes, but too many face it alone and feel socially isolated.

Tree rings for humans?

Researchers suspect certain oxidative markers in a person's urine reveal the body's biological age.

Getting older? Hit the gym

Baby Boomers might feel like they're too old to exercise, but that's a mistake. Fitness is more important than ever as you age.

Is dementia declining among older Americans?

Rates have fallen among those 70 and older; gains against heart disease might explain trend.