Yes, there are less-than-desirable changes as we get older. But what about the positive aspects of moving forward through the years? Turns out there are plenty of those, too. And they are called out and scientifically substantiated in a new book written by UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel, PhD. Better
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The mind-body connection is a strong one and just as strength-training has been shown to improve cognitive function, tending to your mental well-being can benefit your physical health. Maintaining an active, engaged mind and positive mental outlook can help you live a fuller life and lower your risk of certain
Computers, smart phones, tablets, and other high-tech appliances offer users faster communication, wider connection to the world around them, and access to information—and they also provide a gymnasium where older adults can engage in interactive brain workouts to help improve or maintain mental acuity.
As high-tech devices become more widely used
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Self-Efficacy: The Secret to a Rewarding Older Age (Jan., p3)
Powerful Rx for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise! (April, p1)
Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain (April, p6)
Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus (May, p3)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
Most Older Adults Would Be Amenable to an Alzheimer’s Test
Q: I have recently become the main caregiver for my elderly father, who has diabetes. Can you tell me what symptoms might be signs of dangerously high blood sugar?
A: Excessively high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can be a medical emergency—if left untreated, it can result in a diabetic coma, while chronic
You do not need to devote weeks and months to mental training to reap long-term benefits, suggests a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In fact, as few as 10 sessions of hour-long brain exercises can improve cognitive function, and the effect can last for up
The brain ages, just as the rest of the body does. Signs of wear and tear usually begin to appear in middle age, and they affect all areas of the brain. In most of us, brain aging brings noticeable changes in mental functioning, the most common of which are a