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The number of veterans in the VA healthcare system who are 70 or older is expected to grow 30 percent in the next eight years.

To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain.

The latest good news: A study recently published in Neurology finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables — such as spinach, kale and collard greens — had a slower rate of cognitive decline, compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens.

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A state law that took effect this month sets new standards to protect older adults from financial abuse.

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Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you have to deal with problems related to old age.

Some of the world's leading research on how to fight the consequences of aging is happening here in San Antonio at UT Health's Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

What have researchers and scientists discovered about treating the underlying causes of aging, in order to enhance the quality of later life?

All across Latin America and here in the U.S. the Latino population is graying. Here in Texas it doubled between 2000 and 2014. While the aging coincides with the expected baby-boomer generation and therefore a buildup in services in the U.S., across Mexico, where the elderly population nearly doubled, the institutions are not prepared for the impacts to social services and the economy. 

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