TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

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Abnormal, aggregated forms of TDP-43 protein play a role in the development of certain brain diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Recently, NIA-supported Mayo Clinic researchers discovered that TREM2, a protein found on certain immune cells, can help protect the brain from TDP-43-related harm. The… Continue reading TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

Through the NIA-supported Dog Aging Project (DAP), scientists aim to understand how a complex combination of genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging not only for dogs but for humans as well. In a perspective recently published in Nature, the researchers describe how they hope to establish the foundation for an innovative, community science approach to aging… Continue reading Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

Antioxidant effects on dementia risk may differ

Around 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. That number is expected to rise substantially over the next several decades as the population ages. These conditions, which affect the ability to remember, think, and make decisions, are devastating to patients as well as their families and communities. Studies… Continue reading Antioxidant effects on dementia risk may differ

10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing… Continue reading 10 Myths About Aging

Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

Cutting edge imaging shows that the amyloid fibers in plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, have different molecular structures. NIA-supported research published in Science shows new, high-resolution images of the molecular pieces, called filaments, which make up amyloid plaques in different types of Alzheimer’s and in other degenerative brain conditions. Amyloid plaques form in the brains of… Continue reading Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

15 ENJOYABLE MOTHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS

Celebrate Mother’s Day with quality time together Spending quality time with the important woman (or women) in your life is a wonderful and thoughtful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. To help you plan something special, we rounded up 15 fun Mother’s Day activities for seniors. Important: Covid-19 is still actively circulating within our communities and older… Continue reading 15 ENJOYABLE MOTHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS

How to Notice Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors

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To determine whether or not your loved one may need elderly care or another senior service, you need to know the signs of functional decline. Keep in mind that functional decline relates to physical and cognitive function, so you need to be aware of the signs of decline for both. Signs of Physical Decline Limited mobility Change… Continue reading How to Notice Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors

4 WAYS TO GET FAMILY TO HELP WITH AGING PARENTS

Why family doesn’t help with caregiving Unfortunately, many caregivers are disappointed to find that family members don’t take on their fair share of responsibility. There are many reasons why family members don’t help with caregiving – and it’s not always because they’re lazy and uncaring. Sometimes people don’t know where to start or what they… Continue reading 4 WAYS TO GET FAMILY TO HELP WITH AGING PARENTS

Tip Sheet: Home Safety Tips For Older Adults

With a growing number of older adults living independently, it’s increasingly important to make sure that they’re safe at home. Falls, burns, and poisonings are among the most common accidents involving older people. Older adults who live alone may also become the victims of criminals who target older people. If you’re an older adult living… Continue reading Tip Sheet: Home Safety Tips For Older Adults

Three Back Pain Relief Exercises For Seniors

Isometric Heel Bridge Lay down flat on your back.  Raise your knees by moving your feet closer to your buttocks, until your legs are bent at about a 45 degree angle.  Keep your feet flat on the floor, so that you can press through your heels.  Then raise your hips and hold it for one… Continue reading Three Back Pain Relief Exercises For Seniors

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