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When a Troubled Past Affects Present Caregiving

That refusal feels very much like tit for tat — a narrow kind of justice based on the limitations of one flawed relationship. Other family members agree to participate in caregiving not because they felt loved by the care receiver, but because they look at it in a more big-picture way ...

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Are Old Head Injuries Fogging Your Brain?

For example, seniors who have been injured in falls or accidents involving brain trauma “don’t bicycle as well or walk as fast as they did” before the injury, Cifu says. “Clinicians shouldn’t give up too soon — and families shouldn’t either.” ...

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The Benefits of Flossing

When not flossed regularly the enamel between your teeth can erode causing cavities, visible discoloration or damage to your teeth, as well as gum disease. Flossing your gums at least once a day can dramatically improve your chances ...

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Too Few Older Adults Tell Docs About Memory Loss

By E J Mundell Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don't bring this up with your doctor, a new study shows. Researchers who looked at federal government data on more than 10,000 people found that in 2011, only 1 in 4 adults aged 45 or older discussed memory problems with a health care professional dur ...

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Americans 100 and Older Living Even Longer

According to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death rates for the oldest Americans charted a steady decline between 2008 and 2014. This trend held for both genders and across races and ethnicities, the data showed. ...

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