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Keeping Your Brain Agile with Music

You may not be considered one of the professional performers out there. But that doesn’t mean you don’t benefit from learning the way to play musical instruments. Music will always be an exciting and enthralling experience, and later on, you will realise that playing it is a great mental workout. Even more specifically, learning a […]

Consortium Uses Tiny Worms To Screen For Anti-Aging Chemicals

There is currently a large need for pharmaceuticals that can combat age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and Huntington’s disease. Doctors at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are trying to fill this niche. The team is working to identify chemicals that can improve lifespan in a number of organisms. These chemicals may […]

Smell Test May Be Able To Predict Alzheimer’s

Can a smell test predict Alzheimer’s? According to research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian, it just might. When aging people take an odour identification test, their inability to detect odours may correlate to a cognitive decline and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The two studies that point to […]

Pomegranates Anti-Ageing Capabilities

Pomegranates have long been touted as an elixir of anti-aging, but there has been very little research that proves those claims, outside of the rich amounts of antioxidants contain. Until now, that is.   Research shows that there is a compound within pomegranates that is activated by gut bacteria. The effect of our intestinal microbes […]

A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease?

As we find more ways of living healthier and longer, and we research more ways of healing diseases that were previously terminal, we find that Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more prevalent. There were more than 48 million cases of dementia in 2015, and it is stepping into the forefront as one of the […]

Can Researchers Make a Pill for Exercise?

An “exercise pill” may sound like science fiction, or like yet another diet fad that ultimately does nothing. However, science is seeking out a solution in earnest. The chemical effects of exercise are well documented in improving conditions from memory to stress management to age-related brain deterioration. For those who are unable to run long […]

World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder Feels Better at 79 Than She Did At 40

Ernestine Shepherd is not a name that you may recognise, but she is absolutely a person you should know. She is the Guinness World Record Holder for being the oldest female bodybuilder. At age 79 she is a personal trainer, model, and competitive bodybuilder who firmly believes that “age is nothing but a number”. Earlier […]

Remote Italian Village Could Hold Secrets of Longevity

The average life expectancy in Australia is 82.10 years. The global life expectancy worldwide is 71. Those with better diets and healthcare statistically live longer regardless of where they live on this planet, but this remote Italian village of Acciaroli, which is nestled between the ocean and the mountains on the western Italian coast, has […]

Seniors Learning to use Technology are More Connected Socially

A significant part of healthy ageing is being connected to a community, to participating in society actively. In a world that in increasingly more digital, this can lead some seniors unable to connect. Seniors who are unfamiliar with -or made uncomfortable by- technology can have a difficult time adapting to this. A Pew Research study […]

Olympic Hopefuls at any Age

Proving that there is no age limit to vitality, two athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero are over the age of 70. Both olympic hopefuls are aiming for a spot in the Olympic sport of dressage. Dressage is a highly-skilled sport with a military background dating back hundreds […]

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