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Regular Aerobic Exercise in Midlife Protects the Aging Brain

By Christopher Bergland on February 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Regular aerobic exercise benefits the brain in surprising ways. New research suggests that regular aerobic exercise in midlife can optimize blood flow networks as the brain ages.
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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Is the "Y" chromosome doomed?

3 Simple Steps to Boosting Your Brainpower

By Michelle Braun Ph.D, ABPP-CN on February 03, 2017 in Ageless
The secret to improving your memory and reducing your risk of Alzheimer's is closer than you think.
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Word Soup

By Jessica Zitter MD, MPH on January 24, 2017 in Life and Dignity
Are you ready to take control of your end-of-life plans but feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone!

More Posts on Aging

Aging in America

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
People I don’t know are suddenly being unnecessarily nice to me, and, to be honest, I’m not too happy about it.

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Age often leads to becoming irrelevant. What to do?

5 Tips to Tame Word-Finding Difficulties

Frustrated by word-finding difficulties? Harness the hidden opportunity they provide to boost your brain health.

Alzheimer's Disease: Repeating Failures

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in iAge
What we have learned from history is that dementia is complex; why are we simplifying the disease again?

David Bowie's Life at the Extremes

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in In Excess
David Bowie was one of the most interesting people that ever lived. With an ever-shifting persona he sometimes lived life at the extremes (addiction and an interest in the occult)

6 Possible Explanations for Gray Hair

Why do people go gray? Graying of hair is a complicated process. Here are six hypotheses that try to explain this age-related phenomenon.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss & Won't Make Concussions Go Away

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on February 13, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
The world? Not flat. Smoking? Causes cancer. Heavy collisions in sport? Cause concussions. Major sports leagues need to stop assessing blame and invest in solutions.

The Head, Heart, and Soul in Psychotherapy

Material loss clears the way for spiritual gain, but why wait?

Caregiving and Complicated Family Dynamics

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Social Lights
How to care for yourself amidst the chaos of caregiving.

Growing Old Gratefully

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Growing old, what can and cannot be done; and what should and should not be done.

Self-Actualization Through Music

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on February 09, 2017 in A Sound Mind
One reason the creative arts are a powerful therapeutic resource is that they function on multiple levels. This particular song operated on at least three.

NBA Stars and Your Grandparents—Unexpected Similarities?

By Toby Ellmers on February 09, 2017 in Aging Brain, Aging Body
What can sport psychology tell us about older adult fall-risk?

Staffing Shortage Underserves Long Term Care Residents

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on February 08, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
There are simply not enough staff to supervise the daily activities of long-term care residents.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Remembering

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 05, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Dates important to us, holidays, shared memories, details, and agreements bring us opportunities to show love through remembering.
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Engage Your Brain for Mental Fitness Later in Life

By Richard Taite on February 03, 2017 in Ending Addiction for Good
What can you do to keep mentally fit as you age? Here are a few tips to consider.
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Treating Insomnia Part II - Sleep in the Elderly

Getting back to sleep seems daunting to many. It should not be.

4 Keys to Increase Your Happiness As You Get Older

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on February 01, 2017 in Mindful Anger
The road to happiness often requires curiosity, openness, and flexibility. But, remember, you're not over the hill; you're at the top of the mountain.

Why I'm Going on a Vision Quest in Death Valley

By Gregg Levoy on January 24, 2017 in Passion!
Vision Quests are for anyone seeking initiation into a larger life. Here's the Letter of Intent I was instructed to write about why I signed up for one in Death Valley in February.

Aging in Polyamorous Families

This blog explores aging polyamorists and their relationships with their children, community engagement, the physical impacts of aging, and divorce.

Is It OK To Have Fun When Someone Is Dying?

By Bernard L. De Koven on January 23, 2017 in On Having Fun
Sure, you need to take death seriously. But even a regular guy like you can take it playfully.

Lessons From The Abyss

By Joe Navarro M.A. on January 22, 2017 in Spycatcher
Valuable lessons in dealing with those suffering from Alzheimer's.
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Why Music Matters

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on January 21, 2017 in Memory Medic
You haven't outgrown the music of your teenage years. You just need reminding. So when you are down, bring out the CDS and tapes of your favorite music.
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Aging, Genetics and DNA Repair

Are we programmed to age in a certain way?

Thank God the Holidays Are Over: Coping With Diabetes

How can I enjoy social gatherings if I have diabetes? Holiday gatherings can be stressful for men and women coping with diabetes.
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Killing People Twice

Walkers are increasingly killed in America. Yet making people fearful to walk kills people twice - for walking can save millions of lives from heart disease and cancer.

Physical Fitness Keeps Your Brain in Good Shape, Study Finds

By Christopher Bergland on January 16, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New groundbreaking research pinpoints specific brain areas that benefit from staying physically fit.
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Exercise: Once a Week Will Do It!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on January 11, 2017 in Cravings
Worried that you don't get enough exercise? A new study says exercising once a week can reduce your risk of chronic disease and early death—if you do it right.

A Frugal Man’s Guide to Happiness and Health

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on January 11, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
If I decide to make a million dollars by publishing Gray’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Financial Security, the key points will be: ....