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Statins and Glaucoma

Statins and Glaucoma

In a June 2019 report from Brigham and Women's Hospital Professor Jae Hee Kang suggests, “… possible protective associations beyond cardiovascular conditions for long-term statin use. Statins may also strengthen neuroprotective mechanisms that prevent degeneration of cells in the optic nerve…"

 

Tenacity in older age

Tenacity in older age

The University of Jyväskylä in a 2018 study demonstrates that, “tenacity and flexibility are beneficial for out-of-home mobility ...”

“Older people who persistently strive for their goals, but at the same time are able to adjust their goals to better correspond to current circumstances, move across a larger life-space than do their less tenacious and flexible peers. Furthermore, tenacious and flexible older persons better perceive their possibilities to participate in outdoor activities.”

“Our results indicate that persistency and the ability to adjust can function as personal resources for maintaining out-of-home mobility and participation in later life,” Siltanen says. “Moreover, it seems that while flexibility is especially important for maintaining autonomy, tenacity may be what gets older people out the door.”