Depression Predictor of Alzheimers?

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. There is little to be done for treatment so prevention is key. Researchers know that a buildup of the brain protein beta-amyloid is predictive of Alzheimer's. When comparing depressed and non-depressed patients amongst 371 people, researchers found that patients classified with severe depression had a 15% increase…

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Fitness for Older Adults: Go4Life

"You are never too old to increase your level of physical activity," says Richard Hodes, MD, director of the National Institute on Aging. His agency has introduced a campaign to encourage sedentary older adults to make physical activity a part of their daily lives. Go4Life is designed to help you fit physical activity into your…

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MyPlate for Older Adults

Another plate is coming your way! This time it is designed to guide older adults in choosing a healthy diet and lifestyle. Consistent with the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidlines, it includes icons for physical activity, adequate fluid intake, plenty of easy-to-prepare fruits and vegetables, low-sodium, low-sugar options, and salt alternatives. Check out MyPlate for Older Adults.PositiveTip:…

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