Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults

Researchers found that older adults’ aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ states.

Source: Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults — ScienceDaily

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Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home

A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home — but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.

Source: Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home — ScienceDaily

Age-Related Muscle Loss Happens Sooner Than You Think. Here’s How to Stop It

Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, can be debilitating. However, before you start feeling like you’re missing out on your golden years due to a nasty fall, read these tips on how to prevent and finally conquer sarcopenia.

Source: Age-Related Muscle Loss Happens Sooner Than You Think. Here’s How to Stop It

Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age

Regular and intensive meditation sessions over the course of a lifetime could help a person remain attentive and focused well into old age. This is according to the most extensive longitudinal study to date examining a group of meditation practitioners. Published in Springer’s Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, the research evaluates the benefits that people gained after three months of full-time meditation training and whether these benefits are maintained seven years later.

Source: Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age | EurekAlert! Science News

Moms Age 11 Years Faster, Says New Study. Here’s How to Stop It

A new study indicates that mothers age 11 years faster than child-free peers. However, a second study contradicts these findings. Learn the presumed underlying cause of aging as related to child-rearing, and what you can do to combat it, here.

Source: Moms Age 11 Years Faster, Says New Study. Here’s How to Stop It

Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults: Study measured amount of lifestyle physical activity such as house work, dog walking and gardening

Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a new study.

Source: Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults: Study measured amount of lifestyle physical activity such as house work, dog walking and gardening — ScienceDaily

Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids

A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After six months, more than 18 percent of patients surveyed had stopped using opioid analgesics or had reduced their dosage.

Source: Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids — ScienceDaily