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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Multiple sensory losses predict morbidity and mortality in older adults

Multiple sensory losses predict morbidity and mortality in older adults

Older adults with depression symptoms more likely to have trouble performing daily activities

Older adults with depression symptoms more likely to have trouble performing daily activities

Estrogen acts as upstream regulator for energy metabolism and muscle cell viability, study finds

Estrogen acts as upstream regulator for energy metabolism and muscle cell viability, study finds

Prognosis communication may be helpful to older adults with disabilities

Prognosis communication may be helpful to older adults with disabilities

Hypometabolism in medial prefrontal areas linked to AD-related nutritional problems

Hypometabolism in medial prefrontal areas linked to AD-related nutritional problems

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms

Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms

Older adults who had fallen more likely to experience car crashes, study finds

Older adults who had fallen more likely to experience car crashes, study finds

Researchers identify factors that predict frailty transitions in older men

Researchers identify factors that predict frailty transitions in older men

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Researchers develop new assessment to predict risk of falls in long-term care patients

Researchers develop new assessment to predict risk of falls in long-term care patients

Prolonged sitting and TV watching linked to mobility disability risk in older adults

Prolonged sitting and TV watching linked to mobility disability risk in older adults

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Improving mental health treatment could reduce deaths among older adults at risk for suicide

Improving mental health treatment could reduce deaths among older adults at risk for suicide

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

Identification of risk factors, beginning early interventions can prevent heart failure progression

Identification of risk factors, beginning early interventions can prevent heart failure progression

Mediterranean, MIND-style diets linked to improved cognitive function in older people

Mediterranean, MIND-style diets linked to improved cognitive function in older people

GSA-developed toolkit helps providers achieve earlier detection of cognitive impairment

GSA-developed toolkit helps providers achieve earlier detection of cognitive impairment

West Virginia University research: Telenutrition can help aging adults in rural areas achieve weight loss

West Virginia University research: Telenutrition can help aging adults in rural areas achieve weight loss