• Self-rated health puts aging, health needs on the agenda
    Implementation of national surveys where the population can estimate and assess their own health may give policy makers important insights into the different health interventions that should be implemented. This may include a simple tool that harmonizes the assessment of health in developing countries with the rest of the world.
  • Changes in epigenetic DNA functions links diabetes predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease
    Diabetes and dementia are rising dramatically in the United States and worldwide. In the last few years, epidemiological data has accrued showing that older people with diabetes are significantly more likely to develop cognitive deterioration and increased susceptibility to onset of dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease.