Carolyn Rosenblatt contributed an article to Forbes about scientists examining the parts of the brain responsible for money management using magnetic resonance imaging. The research is in its early stages, but it’s worth a read, nonetheless. More, here.
Forbes’ weekly Next Avenue series explores The Future of Aging: Realizing the Potential of Longevity for their 11th article. The piece examines—succinctly—what it takes to successfully age at home. More, here.
A report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that menopause and insomnia advance cellular aging. For years it was believed that menopause caused aging, but this study and another posit that the inverse is true. More, here.
WYTV out of Ohio is cautioning older adults to exercise caution if they receive a phone call asking for money to keep a grandchild from going to jail. More, here.
While it may not be available for three or four years, the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath, United Kingdom, believe they have discovered a compound that could protect against ultraviolet A-induced cell damage, skin aging, and skin cancer. More, here.
Claes Bell, reporting for Bankrate.com, shares national survey results on long-term investments. Real estate leads the list, followed by cash, gold, then the stock market. More, here.
A vaccine that could immunize early-onset Alzheimer’s sufferers, and keep healthy people from developing Alzheimer’s disease, is potentially 3-5 years from human testing. More, here.
The journal, Current Biology, published new research this week concerning the effects of natural light exposure upon mice. In all fairness, the conditions of the experiment were extreme—uninterrupted artificial light for a six-month period. But, inflammation, muscle weakness and bone loss are clear signs of aging that appear to be exacerbated by artificial-light exposure. Worth reading about, here.
ScienceNews has an informative article about how the brain develops informs how the brain ages. Research shows that the aging brain relies upon the neural pathways created during development. The subject of how time affects the brain is fascinating, and this lengthy piece is well worth reading.
Station KJZZ in Arizona is airing a five-part series called Aging In Arizona. The 2nd installment explores women and their greater susceptibility to neurological disorders—including Alzheimer’s. Neuroscientist, Roberta Diaz Brinton, shares her theory that hormonal milestones such as puberty, pregnancy and the onset of menopause are triggers. More, here.