To Maintain life long mental acuity, avoid early Retirement and ...

Retir­ing at 55 and spend­ing the rest of your life relax­ing on the front porch may sound appeal­ing, but if you want your brain to keep work­ing, it's prob­a­bly not a good idea. Mount­ing evi­dence shows that stay­ing in the work­force ...

Nov 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Talking to someone with dementia: 2 rules

Communication with someone who has dementia can require a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity.

Nov 3

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Dementia

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Can You Get Smarter?

You can increase the size of your muscles by pumping iron and improve your stamina with aerobic training. Can you get smarter by exercising — or altering — your brain?

Oct 31

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Aging & Geriatric Issues

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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging

Scientists are discovering something very peculiar about aging: How we feel about getting old matters. A lot.

Oct 22

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Defying dementia

It's a nice metaphor: our body is like a boat, our conscious and subconscious minds are analogous to the ship's captain and crew respectively, and the ocean is life. In which case, when the weather's good, and the captain and crew are communicating ...

Oct 20

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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Psychological Scientists Address the Challenges of an Aging Workforce

Older adults are a growing proportion of the American workforce in unprecedented numbers. For the first time since 1948, American employees over age 65 outnumber teenage workers, according to a report from AARP. Yet, older workers are still beset ...

May 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Study finds cardiorespiratory fitness contributes to successful brain ...

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

May 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Food that can Protect the Aging Brain

Keeping both mentally and physically active is key to brain health. Nutrition may play a role as well. Here is a look at some ingredients and supplements that may help protect and sharpen aging brains.

Apr 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Sexually active senior citizens fare better mentally

Pucker up seniors ... it may be good for your health. A growing body of research finds that continuing to get your groove on as you age can bear some provocative mind and body benefits.

Apr 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Does loneliness affect life span?

Not exercising, being obese, smoking and abusing drugs are among the factors known to shorten people's life spans. Might being lonely or socially isolated have a similar effect?

Apr 9

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Social Isolation

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Too much "alone time" may shorten your life

Some people thrive on "alone time," and seem perfectly happy flying solo at the movies, restaurants and on vacation when the rest of the world couldn't imagine doing these things without a partner, spouse or friends. But new research finds that ...

Mar 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social ...

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Older and wiser? Some brain functions improve as we age

The ability to recall names and faces with lightning speed may start to fade in one's 20s, but our capability to perform other functions, such as learning new words, doesn't peak until decades later, according to a new study by Boston scientists.

Mar 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Why can't adults sing and dance in public?

Standing away in corners while sticking to your own social cliques, giving furtive glances at each other, while the music plays in the background. Does that sound familiar to you? What about laughing your hearts out and dancing like crazy when you ...

Feb 27

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Sleep, Thinking, and Aging

Sleep is important, and perhaps it's most important when you're young

Feb 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Sleep Disorders

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Here is Why Age-Related Memory and Thinking Problems Are Less Scary ...

Study reveals the chance that mild age-related memory and thinking problems will turn into dementia.

Jan 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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