Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has […]

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Sesame Peanut Sweet Potato Noodles | Food & Nutrition

Photo: Anne Danahy, MS, RDN Hello friend, and happy Meatless Monday! Meatless Mondays aren’t about an all or nothing approach. No need to go vegan, or even call yourself a vegetarian. It’s just about incorporating more fruits, vegetables, grains and beans into your diet — maybe just once each week. There are so many benefits for […]

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Researchers home in on genes linked to age-related macular degeneration

Scientists have zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older. These findings provide a more expanded and in-depth picture of the genetic contributions to AMD, and they present new pathways for treatment development. Article link

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Genetic study improves lifespan predictions and scientific understanding of aging

By studying the effect of genetic variations on lifespan across the human genome, researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer or shorter than average, and have advanced scientific understanding of the diseases and cellular pathways involved in aging. Source link

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