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Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may help prevent heart trouble

It may be less common than osteoarthritis, but rheumatoid arthritis can significantly hinder an older adult's ability to enjoy an active retirement. There are a number of medications that have shown promise in treating the disease, and a new study suggests that one of these effective treatment options may also offer additional health benefits.

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Older Internet users more likely to follow healthy habits

Logging on to the Internet is a part of everyday life for many older adults, and a new study suggests those who are more active users are more likely to practice healthy living habits.

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Poor sleep and Alzheimer's may be linked

Sleep is an important aspect of healthy living for a wide variety of reasons. Aside from helping you become well-rested for the day ahead, getting enough shut eye can offer numerous health benefits ranging from maintaining an ideal weight to reducing inflammation.

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Older adults can maintain cognitive function through challenging activities

There are a wide variety of factors that go into maintaining a sharp mind during retirement. Everything from what a person eats to how often they exercise can play a role, but a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas in the United States found that participating in challenging activities may be the best route.

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Loneliness: an overlooked issue in dementia

variety of factors contribute to successful memory care for elderly people living with dementia, but one that can sometimes be overlooked is the social aspect.

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Alzheimer's diagnoses 'too low' in the UK

Overall levels of dementia diagnoses remains far too low, which could cause serious problems for the NHS and caregivers alike in the future.

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DNA study offers clues to Alzheimer's disease

The results of an ambitious study into the genetic factors that may cause Alzheimer's disease has brought scientists one step closer to understanding the genetic defects that can cause dementia.

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Exercise still best when it comes to treating arthritis pain, experts say

Visit one of the many retirement villages in the UK, and you'll certainly notice that many of the residents experience pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. In fact, an estimated 8.75 million people in the UK have sought treatment for the condition, according to Arthritis Research UK.

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