Multitasking Milestones: Unraveling the Decline in Dual-Task Abilities and Its Implications for Aging Brains

Multitasking Milestones: Unraveling the Decline in Dual-Task Abilities and Its Implications for Aging Brains

A recent study published in Lancet Healthy Longevity discovered that the ability to multitask while walking, such as talking or making decisions, starts to decline at the age of 55, ten years earlier than the traditional old age threshold of 65. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Hebrew SeniorLife conducted the study, which involved nearly 1,000 adults in Spain aged between 40 and 64

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age related memory decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age related memory decline

Dietary flavanols reverse age-related memory decline — Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline – Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, revealed by researchers in Nature Neuroscience.

Happier people are in better health and maintain better physical function

People who enjoy life maintain better physical function as they age – People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Anti aging drug may be available within five years

Anti-aging drug breakthrough — potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans – Drugs that combat ageing may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The study finally proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.

Life expectancy has increased around the world

Majority of the world living longer, but spending more years in poor health compared to 20 years ago – Comparing healthy life expectancy for 187 countries, in 1990 and 2010, the researchers were able to evaluate major patterns and trends in global health over two decades. They found that life expectancy has increased in 19 of 21 regions around the world, but, although people are living longer, they are spending these later years living with poor health.

Omega 3 supplements may slow aging effects

Omega-3 supplements may slow a biological effect of aging – Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.

Omega 3 fatty acids linked to aging and memory problems

Fish oil omega-3 fatty acids linked to brain health — A Diet Rich in Fish May Help the Aging Brain – A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities. Omega-3 fatty acids include the nutrients called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

Older people happier in Brazil and South Africa

Older people are happier in Brazil and South Africa — Elderly South Africans And Brazilians are happier – Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens.