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A New Clue to Anxiety

Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the brain that controls “fear memories and behavior” – and that may be good news for the nearly 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety disorder.

Watch Out for Hypothermia: The "Indoor Cold"

Almost everyone knows about winter dangers for older people such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing problems caused by cold air. But not everyone knows that cold weather can also lower the temperature inside your body. This drop in body temperature is called hypothermia, and it can be deadly if not treated quickly. Hypothermia can happen anywhere—not just outside and not just in northern states. In fact, some older people can have a mild form of hypothermia if the temperature in their home is too cool.

Taking the Right Precautions For 
A Family Member With Dementia

More than 15 million Americans – usually family members or friends – provide unpaid caregiving to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to a 2014 report by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Helping People Adjust to Hearing Aids

When older adults wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they haven’t heard in months or years and the experience is not entirely positive. Research has shown that noises such as air conditioners, wind, and background conversations can be painful, irritating and difficult to ignore, so much so that some people stop using their hearing aids right away.

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