Essential Reads

More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger

By Christopher Bergland on February 08, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research confirms that sustained aerobic exercise stimulates the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. This process may improve learning and memory, especially as we age.

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

The impossible—healing your brain—looks possible after all.

Being Creative About Staying Creative

By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 in Our Innovating Minds
Keeping an open mind about — and asking more from — brain training

The Best Way to Beat Worry? Just Don't.

By Karl Pillemer Ph.D. on January 23, 2016 in Lessons for Loving
Tired of worrying? The oldest and wisest Americans share three "trade secrets" for how to cut down.

More Posts on Aging

Love After 50: 5 Tips for Finding Love Later in Life—or Now

Looking for someone to hug? To hold? To cherish and to cherish you?

Who Wipes Who? Life After Depends

By Eliezer Sobel on February 08, 2016 The 99th Monkey
Although I knew it wasn’t really the “right” thing to think, I was nevertheless secretly grateful to Alzheimer’s; it had allowed for the healing of my relationship with my mother.

Do We Really Want to Be "Ageless"?

By Kristin Hultgren on February 08, 2016 The Greatest Chapter
In our fountain-of-youth society, do we really want to be "ageless"? It's time for a critical examination of "ageless" marketing and media.

Worshipping Ancestors, Resenting Parents

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 07, 2016 Overcoming Pain
In fact, one in two Chinese-American adults experience symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of caring for elderly parents, according to a report on filial piety.

When You're Hot, You're Hot

Living at the mercy of a hot temper is miserable for everyone.

5 Ways to Reduce Your—"I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"—Risk

Do you know someone who suffered a serious fall that lead to a downward spiral? It happens everyday. For some simple tips on how-to avoid injury from a slip or fall read this.

How are you...really?

By Sheila Weinstein on February 06, 2016 What Do I Do Now?
Do you really want to hear the answer when you ask someone how they are?

Whose Money Is It Anyway?

When it comes to discussing the topics of inheritance and finances, it's never too early to start this important conversation.

Is Your Dog in Pain?

A new book helps dog owners understand and address pain.

Managing and Sustaining an Aging Nursing Workforce

By Eddy Ng Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 Diverse and Competitive
What do you do when your nurses get old?

A New Paradigm for Alzheimer's disease Research

By Mario D Garrett PhD on January 30, 2016 iAge
The zeal to find some biological marker for Alzheimer's disease has been unfounded. Emerging studies are now focussing more on the public health context of the disease.

Positive Attitudes About Aging May Be a "Fountain of Youth"

A new study on aging found that "attitude is everything" in terms of staying young, or aging prematurely. Positive self-perceptions about getting older may slow the aging process.

Too Many Bad Drugs for Older Adults

By Mario D Garrett PhD on January 25, 2016 iAge
What type of medications are dangerous for older adults?

Listen Up, Women! Super Strong Legs Make Super Strong Brains

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on January 23, 2016 Trouble in Mind
Should we be cycling up steep hills every day to preserve our brain cortex as we age? Or is this just media hype?

The Great Brain Training Debate: Who Should You Believe?

The debate over whether videogames can help improve our cognition heated up when Lumosity was slapped with a huge fine for its misleading ads. Where does the truth lie?

Getting Rid of Death and Taxes

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on January 22, 2016 Fighting Fear
A solution to "Making America Great Again," should not only include lowering taxes. Defeating death with bring considerable economic advantages.

Meet Me for Coffee

Are the cold days of winter making you feel disconnected? Has it been weeks since you met with your coffee and conversation group? You are not alone.

Can Negative Age Stereotypes Predict Dementia?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 20, 2016 Media Spotlight
Two new studies suggest negative stereotypes about aging held by healthy adults can contribute to the brain abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s disease as they grow older.

She Says, She Says

By Sheila Weinstein on January 16, 2016 What Do I Do Now?
How do you feel about your own aging process? And how do your children feel?

4 Key Reasons Grandmas Act Differently With Their Grandkids

My 30+ years as a therapist has led me to a curious conclusion about families: namely, that grandparents find it much easier to love their grandchildren unconditionally than . . .

Having Social Bonds Is the No. 1 Way to Optimize Your Health

Maintaining close-knit social ties throughout your life may promote well-being and longevity even more than diet and exercise.

Learning to Live Well with Chronic Illness/Conditions

By Dan Mager MSW on January 13, 2016 Some Assembly Required
If you experience a chronic illness/condition, with time and practice, you can make the adjustments necessary to establish a “new normal.”

How to Have The Best Birthday Ever: Celebrate Your REAL Age

Birthdays as a reward for having shown up 365 days in a row. It's like getting a badge for attendance.

5 Reasons the 'Mid-Life Crisis' Theory May Be a Myth

Recently, two Canadian studies reported that the 'mid-lfe crisis' may be a myth. Is the same true for Americans?

Accepting Our Decline

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 09, 2016 How To Do Life
How to make it easier to cope psychologically with aging.

Trying On an Age Suit

By Robin Marantz Henig on January 08, 2016 Cusp
Ever wonder how it feels to be really, really old? This empathy suit might help you out.

Major Lessons from Daily Life

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 08, 2016 How To Do Life
How can we learn from our day-to-day experiences?

A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness

Chronic pain and illness don't affect everyone the same way. That said, I’ve heard from people all over the world and our day-to-day lives are strikingly similar.

Planning for Your Retirement: A Checklist

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 06, 2016 How To Do Life
A multiple-choice tool to help you enjoy a good retirement.