Aging Research

Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Treatments for open-angle glaucoma are needed. Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness, which can be terrifying and significantly affect someone’s quality of life. Unfortunately, this disease is estimated to have damaged the eyesight of over 70 million people worldwide.1 Also, 10% of people who experience blindness in both eyes cannot see as a […]

Aging Drugs

Options for Relief of Menopause Symptoms

Photo by Silvia @Pixabay With around half of the female population experiencing symptoms related to menopause,1 options for relief of menopause symptoms is in demand. Symptoms vary almost as much as the potential treatments and range from non-medical to medical. Symptoms of menopause like night sweats and hot flashes plague many women due to hormonal fluctuations.1 […]


Changes in balance as you age

While aging is associated with a progressive decline in physical activity, it is thought that balancing only starts to decline sometime after an individual enters their sixties. 1 Falls have been shown to be the second leading cause of unintentional injury-based deaths worldwide.  1 It is estimated that 684,000 individuals die each year from fall-related […]

Aging Diabetes

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes could increase dementia risk, study suggests

A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1 […]


Which vitamins affect bone health?

Bones have various roles: providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles, and storing calcium. Bones are in a constant cycle of being broken down and reformed; this process, known as bone remodeling, requires sufficient levels of certain nutrients. Bone strength is dependent on bone density and quality. It is extremely important to eat foods that provide […]


Circadian clock controls proteins associated with Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), characterized by diminished memory ability, has yet to see any definitive treatment options. A new study from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute highlights a promising link between the manifestation of Alzheimer’s and the circadian clock.1  What does Alzheimer’s Disease look like physiologically? Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins (AB) […]


Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s synapses, which are where information flows from neuron to neuron (1). As it progresses, protein fragments, called beta amyloid, build up outside the neurons (1). Another protein, tau, builds up inside the neurons creating what is known as a tau tangle (1). […]


Is there a link between the gut microbiome and aging?

Healthy aging is a significant area of research, which focuses on physiological changes and factors that are associated with healthy aging. For example, the connection between the gut microbiome and aging. The population of many countries, such as Canada and the USA, are increasingly getting older. In fact, globally, there are projected to be 1.6 […]