Ask people what it takes to live a long life, and they’ll say things like exercise, take Omega-3s, and see your doctor regularly. Now research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity.
We will have more good years than any other generation in human history has ever enjoyed. Some researchers are saying we should have 50 good years after 50. But that’s if we take care of ourselves, so we can live more fruitfully and more fully. Here’s where we collect the latest information on how you can do that.
Peer estimates of your personality can predict longevity
A new study suggests men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality
A new study led by Brown University researchers contradicts that notion with a finding that plasticity did occur in seniors who learned a task well, but it occurred in a different part of the brain than in younger people.
New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
Animal study suggests that stress may accelerate age-related changes in the brain. A body of evidence suggesting stress may accelerate cognitive decline later in life. The study found that aged rats with high levels of the stress hormone corticosterone showed structural changes in the brain and short-term memory deficits.
A new study suggests that light treatment tailored to increase circadian stimulation during the day may improve sleep, depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very mild Alzheimer’s disease or the normal aging process.