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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Blood pressure begins to decrease about 14 years before death, study finds

Blood pressure begins to decrease about 14 years before death, study finds

Tailored Activity Program for older veterans with dementia provides positive results

Tailored Activity Program for older veterans with dementia provides positive results

PPI use not linked to increased risk of developing dementia

PPI use not linked to increased risk of developing dementia

Resistance training promotes environmental quality of life and sense of coherence in older people

Resistance training promotes environmental quality of life and sense of coherence in older people

Heart disease risk factors linked to walking difficulties in people under age of 78

Heart disease risk factors linked to walking difficulties in people under age of 78

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

HELP program for older adults reduces hospital readmissions rates

HELP program for older adults reduces hospital readmissions rates

Scientists to investigate potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson's disease

Scientists to investigate potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson's disease

Experts call for efforts to study elder abuse among veterans

Experts call for efforts to study elder abuse among veterans

Losing weight with diet, physical activity can improve blood flow in the brain of older adults with diabetes

Losing weight with diet, physical activity can improve blood flow in the brain of older adults with diabetes

Prescribed medications linked to dry mouth symptoms in older adults

Prescribed medications linked to dry mouth symptoms in older adults

Healthy heart may protect older adults from disability

Healthy heart may protect older adults from disability

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