Are You a Super-Ager?

Are you someone in your 80s or older whose memory recall seems to be as good or even better than people decades younger than you? If you are, you're in a relatively rare category of people known as “super-agers” — people who can … [Read more...]

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It’s September 26: Twenty-Six Things That Get Better as You Get Older

Many of us are over 40 and are therefore considered “middle-aged.” It is widely believed that aging is inevitably a process of cognitive and physical decline, but that’s not entirely true. In fact, not everything about getting … [Read more...]

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20 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn, Aging Parents

Q. Both of my parents suffer from chronic health problems. Their home has a lot of steps and is 800 miles away from us. For years, I have begged them to move near me to a housing community with caring support. Instead, they stayed … [Read more...]

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Can an Ingredient in Energy Drinks Increase Your Longevity? 

Maureen, 64, is part of a “walking book club.” They meet every morning at 7 a.m. and exercise their bodies and brains as they discuss the book of the week, while logging steps in the neighborhood. Maureen has never been much of a … [Read more...]

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The ‘Benjamin Button’ Effect: If Scientists Can Reverse Aging in Mice, Can They Do the Same for Humans?

Fourteen years ago, the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was released. In the movie, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) begins life as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years later, he … [Read more...]

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What Happens to the Brain After Age 40?

Eighteen years ago in 2004, Bruce Yankner, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, investigated how human brains change between ages 26 and 106. His research found that some people between 40 and 70 had gene patterns … [Read more...]

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Things Not to Do When You Get Older

Upon turning 50, Steven Petrow, an award-winning journalist and author best known for his articles in the Washington Post and New York Times, started a new project. Inspired by his 70-something-year-old parents, he began … [Read more...]

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What Can You Learn from 3,000 Years of Collective Life Experience?

Emmy Cleaves, 86, is a yoga teacher who discovered Bikram Yoga after suffering a brain hemorrhage at age 35. Emmy continues to teach at a studio, inspiring students of all ages to heal their bodies and improve their lives with … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Top 7 Apps for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Dear Angel,My father, Bill, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was wondering if you knew of any apps that would be beneficial and/or enjoyable for him to use. Thanks so much in advance!Al Zimerapps---Dear … [Read more...]

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This Octogenarian Finally Gets to Travel to Space

Many of us have plans for our octogenarian years. Some of us want to spend time at the beach, others want to travel to places we’ve never been, and there are others who want to spend as much time as possible with their children, … [Read more...]

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