Death Is Inevitable but Not Inevitably Dreadful

In some circumstances, dying may be less awful than people think.

Stress and Memory Impairment in Older Adults

Stress reduction is important for optimal cognitive aging.

Grumpy Old Men (And Women) Are a Myth

If you are a healthy, older adult, your emotional resources may be at their lifetime peak.

Older Brains Wired for Positivity

Older adult brains have stronger capacity to manage negative emotions.

Not All Sadness Is the Same

What can we learn about well-being from older adults? They may not feel so bad about themselves when experiencing sadness or loneliness.

Aging and Emotions

Is older adulthood a time of emotional stability or are older adults vulnerable to stronger emotional reactions than younger persons?

Why Bother?

Older adults are fatalistic about memory problems. Many people assume that memory declines with age and that there is nothing that can be done about it.

Heart Health at Midlife and Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.4 million persons have Alzheimer's disease and there are up to 14.9 million unpaid caregivers for persons with the disease. Annual expenditures for the disorder top $183 billion. Alzheimer's disease is devastating for persons affected by the disorder. It also is a great source of anxiety for midlife adults.