Tag Archives: Ageing Well

On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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Growing Sense of Wellbeing Into the Seventh Decade of Life (BBC News / MRC)

Summary A long-running Medical Research Council cohort study survey, which has followed the health and wellbeing of 1,700 people since their birth, indicates that feelings of wellbeing of those in their 60s actually increased as they approached the age of … Continue reading

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Leg Power Helps Sustain Cognitive Ability? (BBC News / Gerontology)

Summary A King’s College London study involving over 300 twins indicates that older women with stronger legs tend to perform better with respect to brain ageing. Full Text Link Reference Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests. London: BBC Health … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve: the Benefits of Mentally Challenging Occupations and Bilingualism (Daily Mail / Neurology / CMAJ / Neuropsychology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal suggests that having a challenging occupation can potentially halve the rate of decline in memory and thinking capacity in later life, compared to pursuing mentally undemanding work. Workers performing complex jobs (such as … Continue reading

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Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England / Age UK)

Summary NHS England and Age UK have jointly published their “Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing”, to help improve health and general fitness. This evidence-based guide covers the main risk factors for older people living at home, particularly those aged 70 or … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Older Peoples Day (RVS / Housing LIN)

Summary Today is Older Peoples Day. People are living longer in the UK. It is estimated that 23% of people in the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. October 1st 2014 is a day to “celebrate the achievements … Continue reading

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