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.