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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

Study shows that nursing homes should consider diabetes a significant risk factor for falling

Study shows that nursing homes should consider diabetes a significant risk factor for falling

Can we reverse mental declines? Well, for most of us, the answer is yes

Can we reverse mental declines? Well, for most of us, the answer is yes

Relationship between complexity of main lifetime occupation and risk for Alzheimer's disease

Relationship between complexity of main lifetime occupation and risk for Alzheimer's disease

Double whammy of vitamin D and anti-inflammatory zaps prostate cancer cells

Double whammy of vitamin D and anti-inflammatory zaps prostate cancer cells

Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells

Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells

Folates best at preventing Alzheimer's disease

Folates best at preventing Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin B reduces risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin B reduces risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline

Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline

Enzyme involved in blood pressure regulation may also influence how the body responds to exercise

Enzyme involved in blood pressure regulation may also influence how the body responds to exercise

Early warning aigns of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis

Early warning aigns of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis

Obesity's effects on mortality may have been over-estimated

Obesity's effects on mortality may have been over-estimated

People have signs of Alzheimer's years before diagnosis

People have signs of Alzheimer's years before diagnosis

People can show early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease years before they are officially diagnosed

People can show early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease years before they are officially diagnosed

Videotaping advance directives would allow people to express medical decisions to their physicians and families more easily

Videotaping advance directives would allow people to express medical decisions to their physicians and families more easily

Scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells - simplifies cell identification

Scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells - simplifies cell identification

Association between chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) and frailty syndrome

Association between chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) and frailty syndrome

Older people appear better able than younger people to pick their battles

Older people appear better able than younger people to pick their battles

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

Contrary to common wisdom, sleeping pills may not increase fall risk

Contrary to common wisdom, sleeping pills may not increase fall risk