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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Education, intergenerational contact can reduce ageist attitudes

Education, intergenerational contact can reduce ageist attitudes

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Older adults with low circulating vitamin K levels more likely to develop mobility limitation, disability

Older adults with low circulating vitamin K levels more likely to develop mobility limitation, disability

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Why your perception of ‘old’ changes as you age

Why your perception of ‘old’ changes as you age

Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly

Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly

Study examines effect of sleep quality on peptic ulcer recurrence in older adults

Study examines effect of sleep quality on peptic ulcer recurrence in older adults

Higher education associated with later onset of Alzheimer's-related accelerated cognitive decline

Higher education associated with later onset of Alzheimer's-related accelerated cognitive decline

Opportunities to reduce cancer risk and promote health among older adults

Opportunities to reduce cancer risk and promote health among older adults

Security cameras installed in nursing homes may do more harm than good

Security cameras installed in nursing homes may do more harm than good

High mental well-being associated with more physically active lifestyle in midlife

High mental well-being associated with more physically active lifestyle in midlife

Study finds no statistically significant effect of drug shortages on cancer treatment

Study finds no statistically significant effect of drug shortages on cancer treatment

ASCO issues guideline recommending older adults with cancer to receive geriatric assessment

ASCO issues guideline recommending older adults with cancer to receive geriatric assessment

Sleeping pill use may indicate future need for greater hypertension treatment

Sleeping pill use may indicate future need for greater hypertension treatment

Study evaluates quality of life, emotional health of people who look after older adults with cancer

Study evaluates quality of life, emotional health of people who look after older adults with cancer

Sense of control over life makes older adults feel younger

Sense of control over life makes older adults feel younger

Study: Post-traumatic holocaust survivors transmit negative views on aging to offspring

Study: Post-traumatic holocaust survivors transmit negative views on aging to offspring

People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia

People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time