Stress Connected with Greater Chance of Memory Impairment

If you’re older and feeling stressed out you may be more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, say researchers. MCI is often a precursor to full blown Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. And you may be at greater risk if you’re also female, depressed and less educated. Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and

Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers … Continue reading Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

Yoga Shows Benefits for Arthritis Suffers

Yoga may be a safe and effective way to keeping moving for the one in five adults who live with arthritis. In a randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis — knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — those who practiced yoga had about a 20 percent improvement in physical health with similar improvements in pain, … Continue reading Yoga Shows Benefits for Arthritis Suffers

Does Diabetes Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline?

There is mounting evidence that Type 2 diabetes may be associated with cognitive decline in older adults. A new study in the July 8 online issue of Neurology found that people with Type 2 diabetes had worse regulation of blood flow to the brain over a two-year period when compared to those without the disease. […]

PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging

These findings do not speak to whether accelerated aging is specific to PTSD, but they do argue the need to re-conceptualize PTSD as something more than a mental illness