Tag Archives: Aging

Depression speeds up Brain ageing

Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. Although scientists have previously reported that people with depression or anxiety have an increased risk of dementia … Continue reading

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Learning facts during aging: the benefits of curiosity

Recent studies have shown that young adults better remember factual information they are curious about. It is not entirely clear, however, whether this effect is retained during aging. Here, the authors investigated curiosity-driven memory benefits in young and elderly individuals. … Continue reading

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Feeling How Old I Am: Subjective Age Is Associated With Estimated Brain Age

While the aging process is a universal phenomenon, people perceive and experience one’s aging considerably differently. Subjective age (SA), referring to how individuals experience themselves as younger or older than their actual age, has been highlighted as an important predictor … Continue reading

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Shorter term aerobic exercise improves brain, cognition, and cardiovascular fitness in aging

Physical exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, is documented as providing a low-cost regimen to counter well-documented cognitive declines including memory, executive function, visuospatial skills, and processing speed in normally aging adults. Prior aging studies focused largely on the effects of medium … Continue reading

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How Aging Research Is Changing Our Lives

The whole idea of aging was sort of an entropy problem where everything falls apart like your car rusting, but what these papers showed is that you can make a single change in one whole organism like C. elegans with … Continue reading

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Can we delay aging?

Ninety percent of major diseases are related to aging; understanding the genetics of aging is key to a longer and healthier life. Age is the number-one risk factor common to the major diseases. Our approach of treating one disease at a … Continue reading

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Four steps to a younger, smarter brain

Evidence suggests memory decline can be slowed and even reversed by adopting a few healthy lifestyle habits. Brain health is key to successful aging, and it involves several mental functions including memory, reasoning, and planning. Memory defines who we are … Continue reading

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Dancing or Fitness Sport? The Effects on Brain Plasticity and Balance in Healthy Seniors

Age-related degenerations in brain structure are associated with balance disturbances and cognitive impairment. However, neuroplasticity is known to be preserved throughout lifespan and physical training studies with seniors could reveal volume increases in the hippocampus (HC), a region crucial for … Continue reading

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Diet Linked to Intelligence

People with more of this in their blood did better on intelligence tests. Eating leafy greens helps preserve intelligence over the lifetime, research finds. Leafy greens and other foods contain lutein, a plant pigment that protects the brain from aging. People with … Continue reading

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As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

The Fountain of Youth may still be a myth, but a longer life expectancy is now a reality. In fact, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has risen by more than 30 years in barely more than a century to … Continue reading

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