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Moving Long-Distance Shows Where You Live Affects Longevity

 Would you like to live longer? It turns out that where you live, not just how you live, can make a big difference.

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Older Adults Say Health Care Workers Should Get Vaccinated

A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Using Internet In Retirement Boosts Cognitive Function

Results found that, on average, people who used the Internet after they retired were able to recall 1.22 extra words in the recall test compared to non-Internet users. 

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Older Adults Rarely Discuss Alcohol Use With Doctors

Over one quarter of U.S. adults age 65 and older who used alcohol and had a healthcare visit in the past year were not asked about their alcohol use with their healthcare providers.

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65+ and Lonely? You Don’t Need Another Prescription

Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications.

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How To Delay Alzheimer’s Dementia Up To 5 Years

Keeping your brain active in old age has always been a smart idea, but a new study suggests that reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles in later life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia by up to five years.

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