Harvard researchers find evidence that Alzheimer's is caused by bacteria entering the brain

A team of researchers from Harvard has presented evidence that suggests a mechanism for fighting infections in the brain may be a contributing factor to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The research, reported in Science Translational Medicine, opens up a new and surprising window into the possible causes of Alzheimer’s.

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Tips for nurses working with elderly patients

From the moment Regina Mason, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, started nursing school, she knew she wanted to work with the elderly.

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New study reveals that elderly veterans aren’t always getting the end-of-life care they deserve

A new study published Friday in the Journal of Palliative Medicine reveals that our veterans aren’t always getting the end-of-life care they deserve.

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Requiring prior authorization for healthcare could force Medicare patients to face dangerous delays

On behalf of Medicare beneficiaries who depend on home health services, I commend Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio for speaking out against a harmful Medicare proposal, which would require prior authorization of clinically advanced, patient preferred home health care services.

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Poll shows most Americans are taking Social Security early

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

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"Restricted application" Social Security filing strategy can pay off for seniors born before 1954

When a door closes, a window opens, they say.

One door that closed this year was a (perfectly legal) option that allowed married couples to boost their lifetime benefits from Social Security. That option, called “file and suspend,” was eliminated by Congress earlier this year in an effort to close loopholes in the program

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Investigation into elder abuse cases shows most offenders only receive light sentences

BOSTON —5 Investigates pulled dozens of elder abuse cases from district courts all across the state and found almost nine times out of 10, caregivers convicted of crimes against the elderly served no time in jail.

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Senior citizens in 47 states aren't replacing enough of their pre-retirement incomes

NEW YORKMay 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior citizens in 47 states and the District of Columbia aren't replacing enough of their pre-retirement incomes, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) study. Many financial experts believe retirees need at least 70% of the income they earned in their working years, but only seniors in HawaiiAlaska and South Carolina meet that threshold.

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Yoga and meditation may help prevent dementia

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Dementia affects millions of Americans every year.

Mild cognitive impairment (mild pre-dementia) affects 20 percent of those over the age of 65. Of these, nearly 15 percent go on to develop clinical dementia every single year.

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5 crucial retirement years for your money

Picture your first years in retirement and a lot of happy images probably come to mind: fun times with the grandkids, long-postponed travel and days free of deadlines and schedules.

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