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About 4% of Americans Age 65+ Have Dementia Diagnosis

From Newsmax Some 4% of U.S. adults aged 65 and older say they have been diagnosed with dementia, a rate that reached 13% for those at least 85 years old, according to a report of a national survey released on…

Heart Expert Advice on Keeping Safe in Summer Heat

Adobe Stock As Americans brace themselves for another summer of brutal heat and humidity, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that heart patients need to take extra precautions to protect themselves. According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and…

A Cheap, Generic Drug May Slow Aging

Dreamstime By Lynn C. Allison  From Newsmax Longevity scientists are investigating a generic drug that may slow the aging process. Biologist Matt Kaeberlein used rapamycin himself to treat a frozen shoulder that did not respond to physical therapy. Within 10 weeks, the…

Cayman: ‘Wheels for Meals’ Raises 36k for Seniors

(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Thursday 27 June, 2024) Meals on Wheels Cayman Islands (MOW) is proud to announce the success of the 2nd annual Wheels for Meals Spinning and Fitness Challenge fundraiser which took place on Saturday (22 June…

US: Rep. Crenshaw to Newsmax: Parachute Jump in Normandy Honors WWII Vets

screenshot Newsmax TV By Michael Katz From Newsmax Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, honored the bravery and sacrifice of World War II veterans who took part in the D-Day invasion when he and eight other House lawmakers parachuted into Normandy, France, on…

Lifestyle Changes Slow Alzheimer’s in Those at Risk

Adobe Stock New research shows that a set of healthy lifestyle habits can help preserve brain function in folks with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia. About 71% of patients who ate healthy, exercised regularly and engaged in stress management…

Cases of STIs More Than Doubled in Older Adults

Dreamstime By Lynn C. Allison    From Newsmax The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise among adults 55 and older. The rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis for this age group more…

Can You Build Muscle in Old Age?

HealthDay photo If you’re in your 60s, 70s or even older, you might think your days of productively pumping iron are behind you. That’s just not true, said Dr. Adil Ahmed, an assistant professor in the Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery…

The Impact of Loneliness on Dementia Risk

Dreamstime From Newsmax Recent studies have spotlighted a striking association between social isolation, loneliness, and an increased susceptibility to dementia. This revelation underscores the intricate connection between socialization and cognitive health. As our digitally connected world paradoxically witnesses a surge in…

Study: More Education Slows Aging

Adobe Stock From Newsmax School not only makes a person smarter, but it can also help them live longer, researchers report. People with more education tend to age more slowly and live longer lives compared to the less educated, the…