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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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Senior Living Can Be Enhanced with iPad

When thinking about high-tech, cutting edge devices like iPads, most people think of younger generations who use them to surf the web, play games and socialize.

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