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Study clarifies needs of rural-dwelling elderly

A novel project set in a rural community near Rochester, N.Y., to screen elderly people for unmet needs showed that, indeed, there is a great opportunity to match older adults with professional assistance. This new model ...

Nov 10, 2010
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Obesity harms women's memory and brain function

The more an older woman weighs, the worse her memory, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine. The effect is more pronounced in women who carry excess weight around their hips, known as pear shapes, than women ...

Jul 14, 2010
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Older people in assisted-living facilities sleep poorly

In a study of residents of Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Los Angeles showed that 65% had clinically significant sleeping problems and that poor sleep was associated with declining quality of life and increased depression ...

May 07, 2010
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