Browse “Health: Brain & Mental”

‘Disconnected From Other Folks,’ Seniors Grapple With A Loneliness Epidemic

via The Boston Globe   |   Article and Blog Post

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A Review of Arts and Aging Research: Revealing an Elusive but Promising Direction for the Era of the Third Age

via Humanities and the Arts, Journal of Aging   |   Research and Study

Abstract: “This article examines arts and aging research over a 40-year period in four highly visible gerontology journals. We examine the content, amount, and distribution of research between 1970 and 2009, identifying dominant themes and …

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After Watching This Your Brain Will Not Be Able to See

Video

Boyd examines how individuals can take advantage of neuroplasticity to maintain their brains.

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK

Toolkit

From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Aging and Gender in Literature

Book and Chapter

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development and to examine how individual writing careers begin …

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Aging and the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Emotion

Book and Chapter

From ScienceDirect: “This chapter aims to integrate the disparate domains of cognitive aging and socio-emotional aging from the perspective of a motivational theory of life-span development. A thorough understanding of how the human mind adapts …

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Aging Artists on the Creativity of Their Old Age

via Creativity Research Journal   |   Article and Blog Post

Drawing on information collected from 88 graphic artists in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the investigators sought to learn about aging and its effect on their work. They concluded: “The perceived handicaps of aging largely …

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Aging in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Americans

via Health and Retirement Study of University of Michigan   |   Research and Study

The Health and Retirement Study is now in its 25th year. With over 3,000 publications reporting on HRS data, this book aims to synthesize some of the research these remarkable data have yielded. The themes …

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Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late Life Development

Book and Chapter

The research presented in Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development suggests that creativity continues into the later years; higher-order mental abilities related to creativity, like imagination and problem-solving, persist until late …

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Aging: It’s Not What You Think

Video

Our brains are powerful pieces of machinery that give us the capacity to do amazing things. Unfortunately, common wisdom says that age isn’t too kind to our minds’ abilities. Neuroscientist Thad Polk walks through the …

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