People share fewer memories as they get older

The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory aging communication seniors older-adults health-and-medicine decisions

‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."

Boston University • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging eyes featured health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

Family caregivers want more training and support

More collaboration with home health care providers could help family caregivers feel less overburdened, ease stress, and improve their quality of life.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging communication older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

Picky eaters may not grow out of it

"Picky eating is common during childhood and parents often hear that their children will eventually 'grow out of it.' But that's not always the case..."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents food aging childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

Many older adults faced food insecurity even before COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 faced food insecurity because of cost or other issues, a poll shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: food aging older-adults hunger health-and-medicine food-insecurity

Even before COVID, we faced more stress than in the ’90s

"...people at mid-life reported a lot more stressors, about 19% more stress in 2010 than in 1990. And that translates to 64 more days of stress a year."

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: aging stress older-adults society-and-culture

Older adults prefer videos to learn driver assistance tech

Most cars today come with technology to make driving easier and safer. But older drivers don't often use them. Interactive video tutorials may change that.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: attention aging older-adults science-and-technology driving

4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging communication older-adults families stereotypes health-and-medicine caregivers

Older adults can better rein in their emotions

The stereotype of the "grumpy" older adult doesn't hold up. New research finds that older adults actually have better emotional regulation.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: aging seniors older-adults emotions health-and-medicine

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