Why Does Time Fly as We Get Older?

Another year; another Christmas around the corner. The conversation around the watercooler these days has evolved into the annual “where has the time gone?” discussion—how quickly the neighborhood kids have become high school graduates; how ...

Dec 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Creativity can last well into old age, as long as creators stay open ...

Doris Lessing, the freewheeling Nobel Prize-winning writer on racism, colonialism, feminism and communism who died Sunday at age 94, was prolific for most of her life. But five years ago, she said the writing had dried up. “Don’t imagine ...

Nov 28

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Creative Blocks

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Older age key factor in suicide risk in Asian patients with early ...

Suicide risk among patients with first-episode psychosis appears to be greatest for older individuals with severe symptoms that have gone untreated for a long time, Asian study findings indicate. High levels of functioning were also associated with ...

Nov 16

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide Prevention

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Older Aussies with Mental Illness Experience Lack of Care

A lack of support and rehabilitation services is one of the major concerns for older people living with mental illness, new research by an Australian health charity has found. SANE Australia’s study, Growing Older, Staying Well – Mental health ...

Nov 8

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Learning New Skills Keeps an Aging Mind Sharp

Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp, that they have to “use it or lose it.” But new research indicates that only certain activities — learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for ...

Oct 24

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As elderly population grows, so does mental illness

Jakarta - As the country’s population of older people grows, the government is being pushed to provide better mental health facilities for the elderly, who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders. The head of the Health Ministry’s ...

Oct 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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World Mental Health Day 2013

Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising ...

Oct 11

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Hobbies may boost brainpower as you age

New research has found that hobbies such as reading, socializing, and traveling can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health during your golden years. Taking up a few hobbies after retirement can keep your brain sharp and fend off mental ...

Oct 9

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How to stay sharp in retirement

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, but how does one stay mentally fit after the 40-hour workweek is traded in for the gold watch? The more you want to use your brain — and the more you enjoy doing it — the more likely you are to ...

Oct 2

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Older Is Wiser, At Least Economically

The brains of older people are slowing but experience more than makes up for the decline, a University of California, Riverside assistant professor of management and several colleagues found when asking the participants a series of financially ...

Sep 25

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Elderly suicide rates hitting new highs as traditional social ...

The Who gave the world this famous line in their 1965 rock anthem My Generation. The sneering words, delivered by lead singer Roger Daltry, and the song remain icons for the baby boomer generation to this day. Sadly, many of them may be destined ...

Jun 17

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide Prevention

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Why Older Adults Are Happier

People tend to get happier as they age, and a new study could explain why: Older adults may be better able to deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety. In the study, older adults were less likely than younger adults to feel angry and ...

May 31

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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Seniors Who Play Video Games Report Better Sense of Emotional ...



New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being. The study found that participants who played video games reported higher ...

Mar 7

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Paradox of Aging: The Older We Get, the Better We Feel?

Presently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, with the fastest-growing segment of the population over 80 years old. Traditionally, aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, cognitive and ...

Dec 10

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