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The More You Know: A PSA on How to Be a Wiser Consumer of Scientific Research
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Older Adult Consumers

A recent study in Neurobiology of Aging attempted to further scientific understanding of how the aging process impacts the human capacity to empathize. While the…

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What “Healthy Aging” & “Dying Slowly” Have in Common
, Health & Wellness

As my late grandmother used to say, “One day you’ll look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘when the hell did this happen?’” “This,”…

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Older Adults & Substance Abuse
, Health & Wellness

A recent review in Current Opinion in Psychiatry addressed the unique problems posed by substance abuse among older adults. In addition to describing the prevalence…

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What You Can Do to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls
, Falls Reduction, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

With a third of people age 65 and better reporting a fall each year and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, falling…

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When Does an Older Adult’s Minor Injury Predict Functional Decline?
, Aging at Home, Health & Wellness

For older adults, the potential for decline in the ability to carry out daily tasks after even minor injuries is a concern. Knowing what might…

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Poor Diet, High Risk: Metabolic Syndrome & Dietary Choices
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Metabolic syndrome involves the presence of multiple metabolic risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome strongly increases with age and…

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Giving to Others Reduces Impact of Stress, Eliminating the Association of Stressful Events With Mortality
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

A recent study by Michael Poulin and colleagues in the American Journal of Public Health looks at the impact that giving to others can have…

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Bilingualism Delays Onset of Single-Domain aMCI
, Cognitive Health, Neighborhood Context & Health

Researchers have provided further evidence that bilingualism may contribute to cognitive reserve and delay the onset of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT). A study…

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

As previously featured in aging in action, there is some evidence that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may contribute to cognitive impairment among older adults. If this…

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Physical Activity Leads to Improved Cognitive & Emotional Health among Frail Older Adults
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Exercise is known to contribute to healthy aging through physical benefits and overall quality of life, and appears increasingly likely to contribute to continued cognitive…

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Inactivity Has Risks Beyond a Lost Opportunity for Fitness
, Health & Wellness

It is well established that physical activity contributes much to healthy aging. When a person increases his or her physical activity level, he or she…

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Decreasing the Prevalence of Later-Life Depression
, Health & Wellness

Depression affects about one in ten older adults and is a leading cause of years of life lost due to its influence on other health…

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