Why older men should do more housework

On January 13, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In my household, gone are the days of gender stereotypes; the housework is shared equally, and my partner — a fairly modern man — tends to do the lion’s share of the cooking. According to a new study, however, it seems that elderly adults are stuck in a time when…

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

On December 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that ill-timed activity between two types of brain wave during deep sleep could be the reason that older people sometimes fail to remember that which happened only yesterday. The brain has only a small window of time to consolidate memory. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley…

'Pink noise' boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

On April 30, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

As we age, our quality of sleep declines. Researchers believe that this may contribute to later-life memory loss. New research, however, suggests that there may be a simple solution to this problem: “pink noise.” Researchers say that pink noise may help to improve deep sleep quality and memory for older…

No rest for the aged: As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side. A recent review of scientific literature published in Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce…

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

On January 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills. Researchers suggest that an afternoon nap of around 1 hour may boost cognitive functioning in older adults. Study co-author Junxin Li,…

Study suggests increased sleep duration and chronic short sleep duration linked to increased diabetes risk in middle-aged and older women

Chronic short sleep duration of 6 hours or less or increasing average sleeping time by 2 hours or more over a period of several years increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older women, reports new research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association…