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Does age have anything to do with good health, wellbeing?

Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and wellbeing.

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Major step towards Alzheimer’s blood test

A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Want to live longer? Stay close with family

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not.

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People who feel ‘old’ more likely to have memory problems

If you do things that make you feel young, like exercise, spend time with friends and family, or enjoy a hobby, it could protect you from memory decline.

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When you don’t feel valued in a relationship, sleep suffers

Restorative sleep requires feelings of safety, security, protection and absence of threats. For humans, the strongest source of feelings of safety and security is responsive social partners.

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Assisted-living limits rights to sexual freedom

The administrators and staff gave several overlapping reasons for steering residents away from each other and denying rights to sexual and intimate behavior.

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