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    Should All People 65+ Get Cognitive Assessments?

    By Edie Grossfield for Next AvenueA special section in the recently released Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report focuses on the role primary care physicians can play in early detection of the disease. The association says all people 65 and older should receive some kind of assessment of their thinking and memory functions and that the primary care setting is the best place to do it. It should be a part of routine exams, said Joanne Pike, ...  Read More...

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    Pickleball, Anyone?

    By Rosie Wolf Williams for Next AvenueThree years ago, Oro Valley, Ariz. resident Sherry Circle felt completely isolated from the world. She was diabetic and weighed more than 300 pounds.  Read More...

  • You’re Never Too Old, Busy or Rusty to Make Music

    By Amy Nathan for Next AvenueDo you ever wish you knew how to play a musical instrument? If so, you are not alone. Yet a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts survey found that just 12 percent of U.S.   Read More...

  • The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

    By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging for Next AvenueHarvard Medical School professor Dr. Sharon K. Inouye is one of the world leaders in geriatrics research and innovation.   Read More...

  • 5 Hidden Causes of Heart Disease

    By Frieda Wiley, PharmD for Next AvenueHeart disease kills about 610,000 people in the United States each year — 1 in every 4 deaths — more than any other disease, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s commonly known that exercise and eating a healthful diet are keys to keeping your heart in tip top shape. But there are seemingly unrelated conditions and lifestyle habits that can lead to heart disease.Here are five lesser-known causes of heart disease t...  Read More...