aging

14 Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Your Mental Health As You Age

Aging brings you face to face with the loss of loved ones, children leaving the nest and physical changes such as reduced energy levels. These types of events can “give rise to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, loneliness and lowered self-esteem,” according to the American Psychological Association. Growing older can…

People Who Enjoy Life Maintain Better Physical Function as They Age

People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal). A study of 3199 men and women aged 60 years or over living in…

Mental Disorders in Mid-Life, Older Adulthood, More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

Common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged and older adults, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. The analysis, led by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Yoichiro Takayanagi, and published in the January 8…

Video game may help aging brain

Zoom! Move that car! Get those road signs! A specially designed video game, called NeuroRacer, isn’t just for fun, although scientists believe that’s one of its key ingredients. Researchers say this game may help enhance certain cognitive abilities in older adults, such as multitasking and attention span.  Results from a…