Seniors Are Losing Sleep — and Memory

A good night’s sleep may be hard to come by, but if you don’t get enough Zzzzs, you’re risking more than your physical health. Cognitive function suffers as a result of sleep deprivation, says this new Huff/...

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Getting Old: What Does It Really Mean?

“Wow, that makes me feel so old!”

“I must be getting older because I never cared about that before.”

However we say it and whatever the reason, people of all ages talk about getting old all the time. And half ...

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Secrets of Healthy Aging: Keeping a Routine

Making a pot of coffee. Going for a jog. An apple a day. Whatever your daily routine looks like, the way you begin and subsequently move through your day has an impact not only on the hours ahead, but may ...

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“Lastingness”: New Book Explores Art in Old Age

"Work and interest are the best remedy for age. Each day I am reborn. Each day I must begin again." –Pablo Casals

Nicholas Delbanco’s latest book Lastingness:The Art of Old Age shifts the writer’s lens to focus on the work of artists who continued to create well into their 70s and beyond. Delbanco, now 68, admits that 30 or 40 years ago, the art of old age isn’t a ...

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Diana Althill: Loving Life in the Later Years

Editor/writer Diana Althill of London made a tough decision last year, at the age of 91. She moved into what she calls “an old person’s home.” At first, she thought it would be dreadful, that she would miss the apartment which had been home for many years. But, to her great surprise, she has enjoyed the transition.

In an interview from an October 2010 article in the New York Times ...

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