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

Brain scans offer clues to memory trouble

Brain scans reveal differences among healthy older adults' ability to recall memories. New research digs into what causes the variations.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory brains older-adults health-and-medicine

Less worry may mean more COVID-19 risk for older men

Older men may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 because they worry less than older women or young people about infection or death from the disease.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
May 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 gender older-adults emotions society-and-culture

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

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

Why do older people have more COVID-19 symptoms?

For smokers and older adults, COVID-19 can lead to more extreme symptoms and serious respiratory illness. New research is digging into why.

Lindsay Key-Duke • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 smoking lungs older-adults health-and-medicine

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

Tool predicts who’ll get seriously sick from COVID-19

A new artificial intelligence tool predicts which patients will develop severe respiratory disease due to COVID-19. It could help fight the spread.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 lungs older-adults viruses pneumonia prediction featured health-and-medicine

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