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Giving Up the Keys

There are few things Americans cling to more tightly than their automobiles. In our largely suburban society, the automobile is both the symbol of our individuality and freedom and our connection to the outside world. Without a car or means to independently go from place to place, many of us would feel isolated and dependent.

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Study: Medication Reduces Plaque Build-Up in Brains of People with Alzheimer's

The medication gantenerumab reduced the brain amyloid levels in people with Alzheimer's disease in a recent study published in Archives of Neurology.

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Navy Veteran Says Music Gives Him Purpose

George Custer flew urgent courier missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis and completed hundreds of carrier takeoffs and landings.

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Long-Term Care: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

According to The Sacremento Bee, recent studies have shown that a large portion of the aging public is in denial about the potential need for long-term care.

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Blood Pressure Drugs Could Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

A recent study found that people who take a particular type of medicine to lower blood pressure were 50 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those taking other types of anti-hypertension medications, The Telegraph reports.

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Caregivers Reap Healthy Rewards

Although caregiving is often depicted as a stressful and emotionally draining experience, a recent study by Boston University researchers found that caregivers had lower mortality rates than non-caregivers, The New York Times reports.

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Study: Regular Use of Aspirin May Worsen Vision

Seniors who take aspirin every day are twice as likely to experience late-stage macular degeneration than people who never take it, according to a new study, Reuters reports.

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End-of-Life Surgery Strikes Debate

A recent Harvard study found that almost one-third of the 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries who were over the age of 65 and died in 2008 had surgery within a year of their deaths, which some believe proves that end-of-life surgeries are largely ineffective, Business Week reports.

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