Category: Aging

Education for the public surrounding aging issues, challenges, healthy aging, dementia, ageism, and more

Late-Life Depression

Despite depression being one of the most common emotional challenges for older adults, it is not a normal part of aging.  Rather it presents within the context of events and conditions that increase the risk of depression, and these of

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Healthy versus Pathological Aging- what’s the difference?

“Pathological” refers to a disease process. Pathological aging is thus not inevitable. But how do we actually contrast healthy versus pathological aging? You can learn about the differences including different types of dementias in an overview provided here.

What is Dementia?

Dementia a summary term for disease related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning. Dementia is a progressive disease that causes irreversible damage to brain cells and function- it presently is incurable. Notwithstanding, treatment is available, and therefore it is

Healthy Cognitive Aging in the 21st Century: The 2nd puzzle piece to the Successful Aging Concept

Mind your Brain Logo- Therapy and Care for Acquired Brain Injury and Cognitive Aging

Given the fact that our aging population increases as we speak, the concept of successful aging has been a topic of interest not only to researchers but also to society at large.   According to the World Health Organization (2012), the

Ageism and its consequences

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What is ageism and why is it a problem? Ageism is a form of stigmatization. It is a prejudice related to age due to bias of overestimating negative age-related changes. In short, we think more about the negative changes that