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June 5, 2013   

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Seniors are living longer, but health care crisis may loom

An aging nation that's living longer but with growing rates of diseases such as Alzheimer's faces an emerging health care crisis, according to a new report that analyzes seniors' health status state-by-state. America's Health Rankings Senior Report focuses on numerous measures of senior health, including physical inactivity, obesity, self-reported health status, poverty and drug coverage. A spokesperson for the report said people turning 65 today are "more likely to live longer than their parents and grandparents, and much more likely to live sicker for a longer period of time."
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People with Alzheimer's may mimic emotions of those around them

People with Alzheimer's disease or early thinking and memory problems may sometimes mirror the emotions of those around them, a new study shows. The researchers said this transfer of emotions, known as emotional contagion, appears heightened in people with Alzheimer's and related mental decline.
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Alzheimer's is not just a disease for older people

Younger-onset Alzheimer's (also known as early-onset) affects people younger than age 65. Of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's in the United States, it is estimated that more than 200,000 people have younger-onset. If you have younger-onset Alzheimer's, you are not alone — we can provide information support and referrals.
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