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August 4, 2017

Bulletin Board: Seniors Needed for Product Research

From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests from casting agencies, research groups and other looking for help in finding seniors to participate in paid or unpaid projects of various…

April 16, 2013

Does New Alzheimer’s Research Offer Hope?

…neuroscience research.” says Robert A. Stern, PhD, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery who directs clinical research for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. “However it does not address specific…

August 12, 2015

The Latest in Aging Research

…(Or Die Trying).” Gifford says the extensive research he did for the book has given him food for thought about how to live his life – hopefully for many more…

October 4, 2012

Research: Red Wine May Extend Life by Curbing the Appetite

Great news if you’re a wine loving honeybee – or maybe even a feast-inclined human being. New research shows that while resveratrol – a chemical compound found in red wine…

February 23, 2013

Research: Facebook Might Boost Your Brain Power

…up in front of your eyes to distract you. But no-one has looked at the effects of social media of older people’s brains – until now. Preliminary findings from research

January 21, 2013

Research: Connecting With Others Can Protect Your Health

other research that links loneliness to a higher risk of serious health problems and death in older people. She presented the research Saturday at the Society for Personality and Social…

March 1, 2013

Research: Money-Saving Strategies

…– which is what happens in a single account – they find it difficult to generate justifications for spending,” Mishra says. “Justification for spending” is research-speak for the usually crucial…

April 8, 2015

Age Really Is Just a Number, New Research Shows

Some people say you’re only as old as you feel. Well, it turns out you’re only as old as you look. A new study recently published in Cell Research shows…

March 6, 2013

Research: Gaming Is Good For Your Mental Health

…weeks after research suggested that using Facebook boosts brain power in older people, a new study claims that whether they’re played on a console or a computer, videogames aren’t just…

October 24, 2012

Research: Multivitamins Do Offer Cancer Protection After All

…the difference in the most recent results? One theory is that the doctors might have been more diligent than most research subjects about taking their vitamins every day. Take your…

October 16, 2012

Research: Carbs and Sugar Linked to Brain Decline

age. When researchers looked at the diets the research subjects had reported, they saw a clear link between poor cognitive functioning and a carb-and-sugar diet. “A high carbohydrate intake could…

November 23, 2012

Research: Study Links Air Pollution with Cognitive Decline

Research Report: Bad Air Bogs Down the Brain If you’re over 50 and live in an area with high levels of air pollution, your brain could be aging faster than…

December 7, 2012

Research: Older Brains Can’t Spot Scams. (Really?)

Reports on new research that suggests our brains lose the capacity to spot a scam as we age have been flying around the Internet this week, with headlines like “Why…

July 7, 2013

Linky Sunday: New Research on Memory and Pain, a Retirees Story Goes Viral…

…pain and depression. Click here to read about this new direction. Busy Brains A “cognitively active” lifestyle can help you preserve cognitive function as you age, according to research reported…

January 18, 2013

Research: Eat What You Want!

…Fun? No! Sensible. Well… Not So Fast A new study by researchers at Penn State and Geisinger Healthcare System is good news for people over 75 who’ve been feeling bad…