From the article:
This question has attracted scientific research for more than a century. In fact, the first empirical study of this issue was published in 1835. Thus, I can offer a confident answer: not quite! At least not if creativity is assessed by productivity or by making original and valuable contributions to fields such as science and art.
The New York Times “Booming” blog retired in February 2014, but its articles can be accessed on the newspaper’s site.
From the Forget Memory website:
Memory loss can be one of the most terrifying aspects of a diagnosis of dementia. Yet the fear and dread of losing our memory make the experience of the disease worse than it needs to be, according to cultural critic and playwright Anne Davis Basting. She says, Forget memory. Basting emphasizes the importance of activities that focus on the present to improve the lives of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
From the abstract:
This book incorporates material from two decades of interviews, observations, study, and reflection to illustrate ways of thinking about and discussing spirituality—what it is, why it is important, and how it influences the experience of aging.
From the Las Vegas Sun Article:
Ruth Elliott, 92, teaches a parapsychology course to seniors at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV Paradise campus in Las Vegas. She is the oldest instructor at Osher, a learning program for retirees who want to continue their education.
In this exclusive video filmed prior to the pandemic, John Leland, author of Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old (Sarah Crichton Books, 2018) talks about the true meaning of isolation. It’s not just about living or feeling “alone.” Leland also discusses the fact that having purpose is not only motivating, but it is healthy. John also points out the ways in which artmaking and purpose intertwine.
This is a section of the New York Times which includes news and features about the changing nature of careers, working and retirement.
This article focuses on the success of an intergenerational education pilot, implemented by AVID, a nonprofit organization, who partnered with Encore’s Gen2Gen initiative to learn more about the potential for engaging older adults as AVID tutors and to support program expansion.