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Learning to ask older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses. According to researchers, this may result in patients who answer the same questions differently, and for different reasons.

Cells agree: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting cells to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism — findings with potential relevance for age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.