The decline of striosomal activity in the brain may explain why people lose the motivation to learn as they age.
For older adults, some sedentariness may not be as bad for memory as believed, especially if physical activity benchmarks are being met.
Women who give birth to their last child later in life may have an edge when it comes to longevity. Those who gave birth later in life had longer telomeres, which are biomarkers for long-term health and longevity.
Fecal transplants could someday be a useful tool to help improve cognitive decline associated with aging, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in adults. The genes appear to be involved in brain development, vascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and some psychiatric conditions.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, de…
Neuroimaging study ties the degradation of circuitry in one area of the brain to reduced efficiency of executive function in older adults.
Middle-ages adults are reporting more chronic pain symptoms than older generations. Those who are less educated are more likely to report symptoms of chronic pain.
Older adults who took brief, weekly “awe walks” for eight weeks reported improvements in positive emotions and a decrease in daily life stress.
The physical and cognitive health of people aged 75 to 80 is significantly better than those of that age range thirty years ago.