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Almost all stereotypes of older people are negative, and their impact on the health of elders is also negative. Now a new study attempts to counteract ageism by exposing people to more positive views of becoming older, and Colleen Christmas, …

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People aged 50 to 80 years report experiencing ageism in their lives, a recent study found. Colleen Christmas, a geriatrics expert at Johns Hopkins, reveals the findings. Christmas: Experiencing ageism is almost universal. Nearly everybody says Oh yeah I've experienced …

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Ageism refers to prejudicial views on older people that are pervasive and damaging. Studies examining the impact of ageism demonstrate that it exerts a negative influence on all concerned, not just older people. And it begins as societal norms and …

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Higher levels of DNA found circulating in the blood of older people were associated with a higher risk for dementia and frailty, a Johns Hopkins study shows. Peter Abadir, a geriatrics expert at Johns Hopkins and one author of the …

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Pinpointing someone’s risk to develop dementia or frailty may rely on a blood test looking for cell free DNA, a Johns Hopkins study finds. Lolita Nidadavolu, a geriatrics expert and researcher, says this type of DNA provokes a reaction in …

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Levels of DNA found in the blood known as cell free DNA may be able to predict an older person’s risk for developing dementia and frailty, a Johns Hopkins study shows. Lolita Nidadavolu, a geriatrics expert and researcher, says this …

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Higher levels of DNA found circulating in the blood of older people put them at increased risk of developing both frailty, with loss of muscle mass and risk for falls, and dementia, a Johns Hopkins study has found. Peter Abadir, …

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