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20 Aug

Many age well with increased well-being assisted by a healthy life-style. Many older adults are working, are caregivers, and/or are making active contributions to their communities through volunteering. (Abrams, Z. (2020) Older adults have more control over their aging than they think. Monitor on Psychology, 51(7), 20-22.)


24 Dec

Older adults are functioning better than those of the same age 30 years ago. (Mind, Mood, & Memory, 2020, 16(12), p. 2)


29 Jul

Over the last decade, the number of patients 65 and older who were prescribed three or more psychotropic medications more than doubled. Over prescribing, perhaps? (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 48(5) , p. 11).


25 May

The brush stroke patterns of great artists who developed Parkinson’s disease (e. g.,Salvadore Dahli) or Altzheimers (e.g., DeKooning) changed as they aged. Those who did not develop any neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Picasso)kept the same patterns. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(4), p. 12)


13 Aug

Those adults who work and volunteer have fewer physical limitations and less chronic disease than those who are less active. (In brief. Stay busy, stay healthy. Monitor on Psychology. 2016,November,p.14)


16 Jul

Researchers compared 1,546 people ages 21 to 100 and found improvements in mental health over the life-span in spite of the greater decline in physical health and cognitive function over time. (In Brief, Aging well. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, November,p.9)


25 Jun

After questioning over 8,000 over 51 year old adults, researchers concluded that five life skills boosted the wellbeing of older adults: optimism, conscientiousness, emotional stability, control, and determination. All five were equal contributors. (Mind, Mood, and Memory, 2017, 13(7), p.1)