Tag Archives: Aging

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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Researchers identify molecule with anti-aging effects on vascular system

A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia … Continue reading

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Young people with older friends can help reduce agism

Young people are less likely to be ageist when their friends have friendships with older adults, research led by psychologists at the University of Kent has shown. Even when young adults have no social contact with older adults in their everyday … Continue reading

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Aging and the Change in Fatigue and Sleep

Fatigue is prevalent in the population and usually linked to sleep problems, and both are related to age. However, previous studies have been cross-sectional. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the trajectories of sleep and fatigue across … Continue reading

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Why People Become More Prone to Distraction With Age

A new study reports the locus coerleus, a brain network that controls our ability to focus while under stress, appears to weaken as we age. This may explain why we find it more difficult to focus as we get older. … Continue reading

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Higher Levels of Aerobic Fitness Associated With Better Word Production Skills in Older Adults

Older adults with higher levels of aerobic fitness suffer less often from age-related memory failures, researchers report. Healthy older people who exercise regularly are less inclined to struggle to find words to express themselves, research led by the University of Birmingham … Continue reading

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The Age-Related Memory Decline

A new study reports increased levels of STEP in the hippocampus is linked to mild cognitive impairment. In mice, rats, monkeys, and people, aging can take its toll on cognitive function. A new study by researchers at Yale and Université … Continue reading

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Why Does Sleep Become Disrupted in Old Age?

Age-related sleep disruptions are not due to alterations in activity of individual neurons as previously believed, researchers report. The brain maintains its ability to generate local neural oscillations during sleep throughout the lifespan, according to a study of young and … Continue reading

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