Aging News

Diabetes, Depression Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

February 21st, 2015
People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, according to a new study. Researchers at University College London recently analyzed data from 62 separate studies, which included a ...

More Sex after 50th Anniversary?

February 17th, 2015
New research finds that sexual frequency appears to increase after a marriage has surpassed the fifty-year mark. Researchers found that sex occurs more frequently in the early years of marriage, then tapers off over time, before the rebound after the half-century mark. The study ...

Meditation Can Improve Sleep for Older Adults

February 17th, 2015
Emerging research suggests mindfulness meditation training helps improve sleep quality for older adults more effectively than traditional interventions. Mindfulness meditation practices were compared to a more structured program that focused on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine. Study results have been ...

Type II Diabetes Linked to Poor Performance on Cognitive Testing

February 15th, 2015
A new study has found a link between Type II diabetes and worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviors and thought. Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada conducted a statistical summary of available studies ...

Can’t Remember a Name? Blame Background Noise

February 13th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that although music may help some people relax when they're trying to concentrate, the ‘noise’ may impede memory, especially as one ages. That's the finding in a new Georgia Institute of Technology study that challenged younger and older ...

Use Annual Wellness Exams to Detect Cognitive Impairment

February 9th, 2015
A new report from The Gerontological Society provides guidance to physicians when they perform annual wellness visits (AWV) on Medicare beneficiaries. A significant benefit of the 2010 Affordable Care Act has been the elimination of copays and deductibles when Medicare beneficiaries receive an ...

Meditation May Slow Mental Aging

February 6th, 2015
The good news is that people are living longer, the not so good news is that many people experience mental decline as they grow older. So although people might be living longer, the years they gain often come with increased risks ...

How “SuperAgers’ Maintain Cognitive Abilities

February 4th, 2015
How “SuperAgers’  Maintain Cognitive AbilitiesNew research discovers the brains of some 80+ year old individuals look 30 years younger, a finding that is associated with higher social intelligence and 90 percent fewer tangles linked ...

Musical Training in Youth Can Protect Brain in Old Age

February 3rd, 2015
Scientists have found that musical training in younger years can prevent a decay in speech listening skills in later life. Canadian researchers discovered older adults who had musical training in their youth were 20 percent faster in identifying speech sounds than their non-musician ...

Socializing Boosts Health Literacy

February 2nd, 2015
Older adults can maintain a good understanding of health if they regularly use the Internet and take part in social events, new research suggests. Information on health and disease is now widely available, and people expect to be participants in the process of ...