If you are an aging baby boomer and you've noticed it's a bit harder to drive to unfamiliar locations or to pick a new brand of olive oil at the supermarket, you can blame it on the white matter in your brain.
A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two-and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin according to a new research.
Increasing age is a predictor of worse outcomes in traumatic brain injury.
Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility.
In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not. This study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
A recent Spanish survey found that 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active.
Dementia — an acute loss of cognitive ability — can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Despite the fact that the condition is common, especially among older persons, there is still a lack of effective treatment.
The Great Recession has left millions of midlife Americans up a creek without a paddle. Having lost jobs at the peak of their careers, they must find new work for the second half of their lives. Many will likely need to reinvent their careers -- and may consider themselves too old to embark on something new.
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;