Seniors multitask in this brain game like they’re 20

"The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging attention brains cognition focus gaming older-adults

Catching vision issues early could mean more healthy years

Detecting and managing hearing and vision impairments early on could help older adults live more years in good health.

Duke-NUS | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hearing life-expectancy older-adults vision

Fewer health troubles for older workers with the right job

When an older worker's cognitive abilities and the demands of the job don't suit each other, early retirement becomes more likely.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture aging cognition jobs older-adults retirement

Higher risk of dangerous drug reactions for women in Brazil

New research in Brazil finds that women and older adults are at higher risk of adverse drug reactions.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bias brazil gender medications older-adults side-effects

Goals boost recovery for older adults in physical therapy

A new type of goal-oriented therapy helps older patients recover more fully than standard occupational or physical therapy.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology injuries motivation older-adults physical-therapy strokes

1 in 10 older adults binge drink

Binge drinking for older adults is particularly risky due to age-related physical changes, such as an increased risk of falling, researchers warn.

Rachel Harrison-NYU | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging alcohol older-adults

Consider older adults as ‘leaders in innovation’

Older adults are often leaders in innovation who use their knowledge and creativity to revitalize communities, researchers report.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging innovation older-adults seniors volunteers

To remember more, get more consistent sleep

For older adults and African Americans of any age, changes in sleep time and poor sleep quality can have a negative impact on memory, research finds.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine memory older-adults race sleep

Why our aging brains require custom care

Researchers have a lofty goal: make it possible to maintain brain health throughout the entire adult lifespan. Precision treatments may offer a way.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | June 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging brains older-adults personalized-medicine

Older Americans fear dementia, but don’t talk to their doc

Though older Americans say they're scared of developing dementia, many haven't brought it up with their doctor, a survey finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | May 16, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging brains dementia fears memory older-adults physicians surveys

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