Interesting Articles

A “Rock Star” Harvard Professor Just Launched a New App for Alzheimer’s Patients

“Anything you are emotionally attached to can affect the brain,” Tanzi said. “Music memory can activate the brain. In a nursing home, you might see a moderate-to-advanced Alzheimer’s patient suddenly at the piano playing music and singing, even if they haven’t uttered a sentence in weeks.”   From boston.com: A “Rock Star” Harvard Professor Just…

Did You Know Positivity is Literally Contagious?

“Examples of positive epidemics include the spread of good viruses that protect their hosts instead of harming them or even beneficial social phenomenons like the use of agriculture technology spreading among humans.”   From UpWorthy.com: Did You Know That Positivity is Literally Contagious? Don’t miss out on any BA50 stories! Click here to subscribe.

Older Adults Who Lift Weights Live Longer

“Many studies have previously found that older adults who are physically active have better quality of life and a lower risk of mortality. Regular exercise is associated with prevention of early death, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.”   From Sciencebeta.com: Older Adults Who Lift Weights Live Longer Don’t miss out on any BA50 stories!…

Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

“Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be overly worried about the finding.”   From Health.com: Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk…

How Medicare Penalizes Hospitals For Being Too Careful

“Medicare is reducing a year’s worth of payments to 758 hospitals, including some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country, with the highest rates of infections and other potentially avoidable complications, including blood clots after surgery, bed sores, hip fractures and sepsis.”   From the New York Times: How Medicare Penalizes Hospitals For…

Are Full-Fat Dairy Foods Better For You After All?

“While evidence remains insufficient to definitively recommend only whole-fat dairy, it certainly is robust enough not to recommend only low-fat dairy.” So, don’t throw out your low-fat frozen yogurt just yet.   From CBSNews.com: Are Full-Fat Dairy Foods Better For You After All? Don’t miss out on any BA50 stories! Click here to subscribe.

The Middle Age Surge

“‘In fact, there is almost no hard evidence for midlife crisis at all, other than a few small pilot studies conducted decades ago,’ Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in her new book, ‘Life Reimagined.’ The vast bulk of the research shows that there may be a pause, or a shifting of gears in the 40s or…