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9 Scientific Secrets to Healthy Aging

The second half of your life can bring some of your most rewarding decades. You may be more confident than your younger self. You gain wisdom and patience. Sure, your hair sprouts more grays and your face sports more lines. But you can grow older with your body and mind as healthy as they can …

Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory

As people get older, they experience fewer negative emotions. Strategic processes in older adults’ emotional attention and memory might play a role in this variation with age. Older adults show more emotionally gratifying memory distortion for past choices and autobiographical information than younger adults do. In addition, when shown stimuli that vary in affective valence, …

The positivity effect

Research shows that aging often involves a decrease in the experience of negative affect and might even be associated with a stabilization or an increase in experience concerning positive affect. As it has been suggested that these changes could be related to the processing of emotional information, the aim of this study was to investigate …

COVID-19: Older people’s stories

HelpAge International is working with older people and network members around the world to respond to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click on the link below to find out about their experiences and how they are responding to the spread of the virus. https://www.helpage.org/newsroom/covid19-older-peoples-stories/

An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful. Consciously watching for small wonders in the world around you during an otherwise ordinary walk could amplify the mental health benefits of the stroll, according to an interesting new psychological study of what the study’s authors …

THE BEAUTIFUL HARMONY OF CARING AND COMPASSION FOR ELDERS

We all like to think that we have compassion for others don’t we?   After all, we give care, so we must have empathy.  Is there a difference between caring and true compassion? Caring for another person is is an act of displaying kindness and concern for others.  It is the work or practice of looking after …