Category Archives: Aging

Aging Is Associated with Better Mental Health

Think about the aging process and most people will project negative perceptions and feelings onto the later stages of life. However, a new study that randomly interviewed people in their later years, revealed that while cognitive and physical ailments may … Continue reading

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Top 5 Deathbed Regrets

Here’s a little multiple choice quiz: When we come to the end of life, what is it that we are most likely to regret?  Is it: a) ”I wish that I had spent more time answering my email” b). ”I wish … Continue reading

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Gray Market in Home Care for the Elderly: A Good Idea?

Because of soaring costs in home health care for the elderly, some relatives of individuals in late adulthood are tapping a “hidden” market:  the so-called “gray market” in elderly home health care.  This consists of a network of generally untrained, … Continue reading

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Lower Your Blood Pressure to Protect Your Brain

A report in the journal Neuropsychology suggests that hypertension (high blood pressure) contributes to age-related declines in the brain and cognition.  They looked at two groups of adults:  one group remained healthy for 5 years; the other group either had … Continue reading

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Neoteny: The Lost Fountain of Youth Rediscovered

Reflecting upon his scientific achievements, Albert Einstein once noted:  “I sometimes ask myself . . . how did it come that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity?  The reason, I think, is that a normal adult … Continue reading

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