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Certain Training Can Improve Driving Skills of Older Adults

Older drivers can see their driving abilities improve by participating in certain types of training that improves the brain’s processing speed and how the mind reacts when attention is divided.

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Believe it or Not, Optimism is a Benefit of Growing Older

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?

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Can Staying Active Help Prevent Chronic Pain?

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain.

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Could caffeine actually help prevent dementia?

There could be good news for coffee lovers. Researchers identified 24 compounds, including caffeine, with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

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Could stem cells hold the secret to Fountain of Youth?

Could adult stem cells hold the secret to finding the Fountain of Youth? Scientists found that these cells taken directly from human fat are more stable than other cells.

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Older adults popping multiple mind-altering drugs

The number of older adults taking at least three prescriptions for psychotropic drugs, which includes opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics and tranquilizers, has roughly doubled .

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