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Your Aging Body

Why women shouldn't feel bad about getting older.

Why Automating Retirement Savings May Not Be Enough

By Utpal Dholakia on November 06, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
Participants in automatic retirement savings plans are saving at rates far less than the recommended percentages.

Walking Study Corroborates Hippocrates’s Prescriptive Wisdom

By Christopher Bergland on October 19, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new landmark study on walking and mortality backs up Hippocrates' favorite prescription for health and longevity.

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In Long-Term Care, Patient-on-Patient Violence on the Rise

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Mental-health treatment plans may reduce aggression in dementia patients.

Why You Should Consider Serving Fish This Thanksgiving

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.
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The Ego and Delirium

We must confront a terrifying fact: Delirium, in its distressing volatility, in its elusive content, is a temporal horizon between meaning and nothingness.

Light Physical Activity Prolongs Life, but MVPA Is Better

By Christopher Bergland on November 17, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
If you dislike aerobic exercise, good news: A new study reports that light physical activity can prolong life. That said, moderate intensity provides even more benefits.

Challenging the Ageist Paradigm

By Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle on November 15, 2017 in Aging with Wisdom
Where do you see ageism in our culture and how do you respond?
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It’s Never Too Late to Put Yourself First

Sometimes we take a stand and decide it’s time to take a good look at our lives and change. Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances that force to change.

Managing Diabetes in Festive Times

Are you worried about managing your Type 2 diabetes as the holidays approach? Are you anxious about going to social gatherings? Talking about your concerns and planning can help.

Block the Pop-Ups: Think Less, Think Better

By Nicole F. Bernier, Ph.D. on November 14, 2017 in Ripening With Time
Imagination is used in a positive way whenever it brings peace. Imagination is used negatively whenever it brings unnecessary agitation.

How Maslow Got Cool

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on November 14, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Self-actualization has emerged as a common goal among more psychologically secure baby boomers, and it is something that will become even more prevalent in their third act of life.
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Super Agers May Be Smarter than Their Peers

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on November 14, 2017 in Between the Lines
Young friends keep you young, smart, and in the know.

Once and for All: Aerobic Exercise Increases Brain Size

By Christopher Bergland on November 14, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new systematic review and meta-analysis confirms (once and for all) that aerobic exercise makes the human brain bigger.

The Psychology and Mathematics of Time in Aging

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on November 11, 2017 in iAge
How we see time is an indication of our life story. We might be accessing cues from both our body and the environment that tells us when that final curtain is likely to be.

Aging, Health, and Conscious Evolution (Part 2)

How can we keep our inevitable failures from causing us to feel negative or downhearted or arouse self-pity?

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

It's another labor of love.

Harvard Epidemiologists' Rx: Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise

By Christopher Bergland on November 07, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new Harvard study on the long-term benefits of aerobic exercise reports that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may reduce mortality by up to 70 percent.

Memory Ability Declines After Age 20

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 07, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering if your memory is normal or not? We’ll help you understand what’s normal, what’s not, and what to do about it.

The Four Common Traits of Happy Baby Boomers

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before.

Geriatric Psychology and Its Role in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Diseases prevalent in the elderly often affect psychological and physical health. Geriatric psychology helps to address both for an integrative treatment approach.

Strength-Promoting Exercise Could Add Years to Your Life

By Christopher Bergland on November 06, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new study on various types of exercise and mortality found that strength-promoting exercise may be just as important as aerobic exercise for reducing the risk of premature death.
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Should You Announce Your Hearing Loss at Meetings?

By Shari Eberts on November 06, 2017 in Life With Hearing Loss
Should you announce your hearing loss at meetings? Absolutely. Self-advocacy helps you get the job done.

Train the Mind and Grow Happier

By Nicole F. Bernier, Ph.D. on November 04, 2017 in Ripening With Time
How you can overcome negativity, particularly as you age.

Redefining 'Old' For Ourselves

By John-Manuel Andriote on November 02, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
As we ripen like apples in autumn, the resilience we develop by coming out can help us age gracefully.

My New F-U Car

Sometimes "practical" decision making can take away from the passion and excitement in your life. How do you know when to just go for it?

Mindful Aging

By The Book Brigade on November 02, 2017 in The Author Speaks
By the time you’re 50, you know yourself pretty well. You should be putting that knowledge to expansive use, seizing opportunities rather than putting limits on what you should do.

How Physically Fit Are You Really?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Media Spotlight
New research suggests that how we perceive our level of physical activity compared to other people our age can play an important role in staying healthy and living longer.
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Standing as One in Support of Alzheimer's

By Greg O'Brien on October 30, 2017 in On Pluto
If there ever were a bipartisan issue to stand on today, it is for a cure for Alzheimer’s, to drive a knife through this demon. We are all at risk, but we are not alone.
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Older Adults and Suicide

By The Research Lab on October 30, 2017 in The Fundamentals
It’s time we do more to address the underlying causes.

“I’d Rather Retire But...”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
Advice for older, not-technical people seeking good work.

When Your Parent Has Dementia

Baby Boomers often remark that while their parents “did everything for them,” there was not a lot of space for emotional topics.

Saving the Best for Last?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
Don’t prematurely go gentle into that good night.