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  • NIHSeniorHealth adds information on smell and taste
    August 8, 2005

    Thirty percent of older Americans between the ages of 70 and 80 and two out of three older Americans over age 80 experience problems with their sense of smell. Problems with taste, although less common, also frequently occur in older adults. Now...

  • Earlier AD diagnosis creating demand for early-stage support groups
    July 1, 2005

    Many people are being diagnosed earlier in the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because of improving sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic techniques and increased awareness of the disease. Health care professionals, the Alzheimer’...

  • Five vision topics added to NIHSeniorHealth web site
    June 20, 2005

    Eye diseases and conditions leading to vision loss increase significantly with age, and the number of people with vision loss is expected to rise as the population grows older. To help older adults learn more about these conditions and vision loss,...

  • Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
    April 27, 2005

    Physical activity appears to inhibit Alzheimer’s-like brain changes in mice, slowing the development of a key feature of the disease, according to a new study. The research demonstrated that long-term physical activity enhanced the learning...

  • Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial
    April 13, 2005

    In a study of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), those who took the drug donepezil were at reduced risk of progressing to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) during the first year of the trial, but by the end of the 3-year study...

  • A good night's sleep: NIHSeniorHealth offers helpful information
    April 5, 2005

    I have trouble falling asleep. Is that what I should expect at my age? Why do older adults wake up at night? When should I see a doctor about a sleeping problem? Now, information about sleep and aging is only a mouse click away at www....

  • Six-week mini-med school to focus on the fascinating science of aging
    March 30, 2005

    Some of the eternal questions of life—how and why we age, why some people age faster or live longer, and what can be done to fight the diseases and disabilities associated with old age—will be explored by distinguished scientists in a...

  • Obesity threatens to cut U.S. life expectancy, new analysis suggests
    March 16, 2005

    Over the next few decades, life expectancy for the average American could decline by as much as 5 years unless aggressive efforts are made to slow rising rates of obesity, according to a team of scientists supported in part by the National Institute...

  • Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
    February 14, 2005

    A highly sensitive post-mortem test could help scientists more accurately determine if a person died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a human neurological disorder caused by the same class of infectious proteins that trigger mad cow disease,...

  • Diet, exercise, stimulating environment help old dogs learn
    January 18, 2005

    According to conventional wisdom, old dogs and new tricks aren't a good match. But a new study of beagles finds that regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can help keep aging canine—and perhaps...