Brain Imaging and Money Management

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.

 

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Aging in Place Overview

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.

 

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Menopause, Insomnia, Advance Aging

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.

 

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Artificial Light May Speed Aging

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.

 

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Women More at Risk for Neurological Disorders

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.

 

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