A new study shows that the frontal lobe of the brain is bigger in people who have a larger number of friendships.
New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health.
Despite the 2010 passage of the Elder Justice Act, policy experts have found that combating widespread abuse of seniors is still not a top priority for care providers and governments alike. As many as one in 10 people age 60 and over are affected by this problem, according to the newest Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) from the National Academy on an Aging Society, the policy institute of The Gerontological Society of America. U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Peter King (...
Growing older and being overweight doesn't have a significant impact on one's happiness according to a recent cross-cultural study looking at quality of life and health status in the US and the UK.
Older people tend to be happier. But why? Some psychologists believe that cognitive processes are responsible-in particular,
As we get older, our cognitive abilities change, improving when we’re younger and declining as we age. Scientists posit a hierarchical structure within which these abilities are organized. There’s the “lowest” level— measured by specific tests, such as story memory or word memory;