Older adults can be more focused, less mentally restless, and not as impeded by anxiety than those in younger generations.
A new study reports the locus coeruleus, an area of the brain essential for maintaining cognitive function, is vulnerable to toxins and infections. This brain area appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's.
A new study reports the ability to modulate brain activity when it comes to shutting off processes irrelevant to a task may be compromised in older people.
A new study reports higher intelligence in children is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, smoking related cancers and dementia. After taking several confounders into account, the researchers found higher IQ in childhood was associated with a lower risk of death until the age of 79.
Older adults who experienced financial exploitation showed differences in brain activity in areas associated with social judgment and decision making. Additionally, those who are exploited financially tend to be physically frailer than their peers, with particular deficits in vision and hearing.
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer's related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
Researchers have developed a new urine test that could potentially measure how much our bodies have aged. The test measures a substance that indicates oxidative damage, which increases in urine as we age.
The stroke rate has more than doubled in Generation X'ers over the past 20 years, a new study reports.