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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Meaningful engagement can improve quality of life for assisted living residents with dementia

Meaningful engagement can improve quality of life for assisted living residents with dementia

Malfunctioning blood-brain barrier is linked to benign forgetfulness of aging

Malfunctioning blood-brain barrier is linked to benign forgetfulness of aging

Random cellular changes play vital role in longevity beyond genetics and environment

Random cellular changes play vital role in longevity beyond genetics and environment

Sounds, music linked to pleasant experiences can improve mood in people with memory problems

Sounds, music linked to pleasant experiences can improve mood in people with memory problems

Study explores impact of reminiscence therapy on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

Study explores impact of reminiscence therapy on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

Hormone known to prevent weight gain can help maintain healthy muscles in mice

Hormone known to prevent weight gain can help maintain healthy muscles in mice

Three studies emphasize how behavioral and social factors are intrinsic to aging

Three studies emphasize how behavioral and social factors are intrinsic to aging

Study examines postoperative outcomes of coronary revascularization in people with and without Alzheimer’s

Study examines postoperative outcomes of coronary revascularization in people with and without Alzheimer’s

New study sheds light on potential pathophysiological mechanism underlying delirium

New study sheds light on potential pathophysiological mechanism underlying delirium

Study: Alzheimer's patients have worse outcomes after elective revascularization procedure

Study: Alzheimer's patients have worse outcomes after elective revascularization procedure

Mediterranean diet may have benefits for cognitive functioning in later life

Mediterranean diet may have benefits for cognitive functioning in later life

GLS1 inhibitor selectively eliminates senescent cells, ameliorates age-associated disorders

GLS1 inhibitor selectively eliminates senescent cells, ameliorates age-associated disorders

Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

Study: Brain hormones could improve metabolism and fight obesity

Study: Brain hormones could improve metabolism and fight obesity

New study to examine the role of extended family caregivers of people with dementia

New study to examine the role of extended family caregivers of people with dementia

People who have positive views of aging at 50 live 7.5 years longer

People who have positive views of aging at 50 live 7.5 years longer

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Study explores how choice of foods influences aging and lifespan in fruit flies

Study explores how choice of foods influences aging and lifespan in fruit flies

GSA publishes three new scientific articles on COVID-19 and older adults

GSA publishes three new scientific articles on COVID-19 and older adults

Adolescent competitive sport participation linked to better fitness at midlife in women

Adolescent competitive sport participation linked to better fitness at midlife in women