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KLRI has released the 2008 State of the Science, which examines "the vicious triad" of the aging process.
High social integration also delays memory loss, leading to better quality of life for seniors. Further researches will look at types of social integration mostly affecting memory loss and will try to find ways to improve it.
The recognition of age-related crackles is important, because such clinically unimportant crackles are so common among elderly patients that, without knowledge of this phenomenon, their existence might interfere with the physician's management of patients with suspected heart failure or presumable pulmonary disease.
Life expectancy in US drops especially in women and people living in poorer countries.
Anticholinergic drugs, such as medicines for stomach cramps, ulcers, motion sickness, and urinary incontinence, may cause older people to experience greater decline in their thinking skills than people not taking the drugs.