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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
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

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

Study to examine how improvisational dance can help people with dementia

Study to examine how improvisational dance can help people with dementia

Family relations may both benefit and harm mental health of U.S. Chinese older adults

Family relations may both benefit and harm mental health of U.S. Chinese older adults

Natural compound found in strawberries may help prevent age-related diseases

Natural compound found in strawberries may help prevent age-related diseases

Study explores how hospitalized older adults make decisions about choosing skilled nursing facilities

Study explores how hospitalized older adults make decisions about choosing skilled nursing facilities

Study examines how polypharmacy affects walking while talking in older adults

Study examines how polypharmacy affects walking while talking in older adults

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

New study sheds light on patterns and impact of elder abuse in America

New study sheds light on patterns and impact of elder abuse in America