Aging & Wellness

“Inflamm-aging”: How Inflammation Speeds Up Biological Aging
, Aging & Wellness

A growing body of research points to the role of low-grade chronic inflammation in accelerating biological aging, a process that has been termed inflamm-aging. A…

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Believe in Yourself: The Concept of Stereotype Threat and How It Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent review of the stereotype threat that older adults face about their cognitive abilities, the author found that common factors observed in other…

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Play It Again: The Benefits of Introducing Play to People with Dementia
, Aging & Wellness

The Dutch historian Johan Huizinga has suggested that play is “at the heart of human activity and is what gives meaning to life,” regardless of…

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A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way: Cognitive Benefits Gained from the Briefest of Workouts
, Aging & Wellness

Numerous studies have found an association between physical activity and later cognitive performance, but most have relied on self-reported activity. A recent study tried to…

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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: How Older Adults Gauge Distance
, Aging & Wellness

Over the years, research has demonstrated that human perception is never quite as simple as it appears. For example, we know data taken in through…

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TRENDING NOW: Adult Playgrounds
, Aging & Wellness

Adult playgrounds have long been popular in China, Japan, and parts of Europe and South America, and now the concept is increasingly being adopted in…

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Zzzzz: Which Sleep Patterns in Older Adults Are Linked to Dementia?
, Aging & Wellness

Do sleep patterns predict older adults’ likelihood of developing dementia? Researchers attempted to answer this question by looking at how sleep patterns reported by older…

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Feeling Useful as a Human Being into Older Adulthood
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers are beginning to explore self-perceived usefulness and its impact on how we age. Specifically, Chinese researchers recently examined how older adults view their level…

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Beet It: Immediate Brain Benefits Found for Drinking Beet Juice before Exercise
, Aging & Wellness

A new study finds that older adults with high blood pressure who drink beet juice before exercising enjoy greater brain plasticity.

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Three Cups a Day Keep Dementia Away: Promising Research for Coffee-Drinkers
, Aging & Wellness

A cup of joe is a regular part of many people’s daily routines, but beyond helping us wake up, could that coffee be offering other…

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Staying behind the Wheel: Extending Older Adults’ Ability to Drive with Cognitive Training
, Aging & Wellness

Maintaining the ability to drive is an important way for older adults to maintain their independence, and loss of this ability is associated with negative…

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Leisure Time over Time: How Men & Women Differ in Activity Levels as They Age
, Aging & Wellness

Participation in leisure activities has been associated with a number of positive cognitive, physical, and emotional outcomes as we age. However, we are still learning…

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