Category Archives: Aging

Comments about the aging process and conditions affecting us as we age.

3 Keys To Maintaining Cognitive Function With Aging

A study published April 11 in the Journal of Neuroscience outlined research done into how and why aging results in changes in the brain that impact the ability to make decisions in new situations. Their findings indicate that the decline in … Continue reading

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New Study Identifies 4 Key Markers of Aging

A new study, conducted by researchers at King’s College London, has identified a group of ‘ageing’ genes that influence the rate of healthy aging and longevity. These genes are switched on and off by natural mechanisms called epigenetic factors, Epigenetic … Continue reading

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Who Says The Brain Wanes With Age?

I was just emailed this delightful story written by a 98 year old woman, and wanted to share it with my readers – humour in life is just so important. And this wonderful woman certainly understands how to use it … Continue reading

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Low Blood Sugars May Increase Risk of Alzheimers

We all know about the connection of blood sugar levels with diabetes – but did you know it may also indicate Alzheimers disease. Alzheimer’s disease and the #1 blood sugar disorder, diabetes both degrade normal brain function through lack of … Continue reading

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Does ‘Aging’ Need to be Redefined

A recent Barbara Walters Special on Aging reminded us of progress made in recent years in antiaging breakthroughs: Antiaging techniques Antiaging products Adult stem cells Caloric restriction Resveratrol – new ways in making resveratrol even more potent HGH [human growth … Continue reading

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Aging?….Just Say No!!

Much of the focus on antiaging is on skincare and cellular health, that it is easy to forget about our mental outlook.  Think about all your aquaintances that are 70+ – do you note quite a range in their outlook … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Person Dies in Japan at 114

As we farewell the worlds oldest person, Yone Minagawa, a Japanese woman aged 114, it reminds us that longevity is not about doing something super human. Its purely about living a healthy lifestyle that allows our bodies to function efficiently. … Continue reading

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Japanese Women The Longest Living

Japanese women are longest-living people for the 22nd consecutive year, in 2006. Their average lifespan of 85.81 years; with their longevity having increased by 160 days from 2005. These are the recently released findings of the Japanese government and the … Continue reading

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HLEX – A New Longevity Measure

A new measure of aging HLEX is now being used to measure Healthy Life Expectancy. This supplements the two previous aging measures: Life Span – the age to which the body could survive, forsaking the impact of disease Life Expectancy – … Continue reading

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Simple Alzheimers Test

A friend just passed on a simple Alzheimers test she read about. I thought I better write it down so I don’t forget it! This test is meant to differentiate between normal age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s. THE TEST Tell … Continue reading

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