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Aging Bulletin - February 2013 Archives


Defining the new normal in aging (2/28/2013)

University of Alberta researcher says terms such as "normal," "healthy" or "successful" aging can prejudice our views of seniors. ...> Full Article


Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests (2/26/2013)

Scientists have found compelling evidence that older adults can eliminate forgetfulness and perform as well as younger adults on memory tests. The cognitive boost comes from a surprising source -- a distraction learning strategy! ...> Full Article


Should grandma join Facebook? It may give her a cognitive boost, study finds (2/25/2013)

Preliminary research findings from the UA suggest learning to use Facebook may help give adults older than 65 a cognitive boost. The study, conducted by UA graduate student Jannelle Wohltmann, shows that seniors who learned to use Facebook saw improvements in their ability to continuously monitor and quickly add or delete the contents of their working memory. ...> Full Article


Thigh fat may be to blame for older adults who slow down (2/24/2013)

A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that an increase in fat throughout the thigh is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults. ...> Full Article


Study examines family struggles with anger and forgiveness when relative is dying (2/20/2013)

Watching a loved one die tests some family members' relationships with God or the higher being of one's faith. And the spiritual anger and resentment grow with the level of pain and suffering their family member endures, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University. ...> Full Article


Blood may hold clues to risk of memory problems after menopause, Mayo study finds (2/18/2013)

New Mayo Clinic research suggests that blood may hold clues to whether post-menopausal women may be at an increased risk for areas of brain damage that can lead to memory problems and possibly increased risk of stroke. The study shows that blood's tendency to clot may contribute to areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities. The findings are published in the Feb. 13 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Hospice use rises; So does aggressive care (2/17/2013)

Hospice use rises; So does aggressive careA study in the Journal of the American Medical Association documents an increase in hospice use over the last decade but also finds more ICU utilization, more repeat hospitalizations, and more late health care transitions. The data raises concern about whether aggressive care and burdensome transitions at the end of life are consistent with the wishes of patients or those of their family members. ...> Full Article


Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer's disease pathway in cells (2/16/2013)

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer's disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. ...> Full Article


Wonderwalls (2/15/2013)

WonderwallsIn the future, home-assisted living for the elderly could take a very unusual form. Researchers have developed a system that can track down reading glasses or the front door key, analyze health data, and contact a physician or a call-out service. And the technology to do all this would be embedded in a smart entrance hall wardrobe. Custom-designed models for other rooms are already in the pipeline. ...> Full Article


Empathy and age (2/14/2013)

Looking for someone to feel your pain? Talk to a woman in her 50s. According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people. ...> Full Article


Despite reported dislike, older readers put in less effort when using e-readers (2/12/2013)

Reading text on digital devices like tablet computers requires less effort from older adults than reading on paper, according to research published Feb. 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Matthias Schlesewsky and colleagues from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from Georg August University Göttingen and the University of Marburg, Germany. ...> Full Article


Number of people with Alzheimer's disease may triple by 2050 (2/11/2013)

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years, according to a new study published in the Feb. 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Tai Chi exercise may reduce falls in adult stroke survivors (2/10/2013)

Tai Chi exercise reduced falls among stroke survivors. The ancient Chinese martial art helped survivors achieve and maintain balance to aid stroke recovery. ...> Full Article


Happiness increases with age, across generations (2/10/2013)

Psychological well-being has been linked to many important life outcomes, including career success, relationship satisfaction, and even health. But it's not clear how feelings of well-being change as we age, as different studies have provided evidence for various trends over time. A new report published in Psychological Science reveals that self-reported feelings of well-being tend to increase with age, but that a person's overall level of well-being depends on when he or she was born. ...> Full Article


Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories (2/8/2013)

The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age. Their discovery opens the door to boosting the quality of sleep in elderly people to improve memory. ...> Full Article


Social networking: Gen Xers connect online as often as they socialize in person (2/6/2013)

Young adults in Generation X are as likely to socialize with friends, family and co-workers online as they are in person, according to a University of Michigan study. ...> Full Article


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