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Topic- Intellectual wellness

 

Report: Evidence for strategies to slow cognitive decline-6089

Report: Evidence for strategies to slow cognitive decline

A comprehensive report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on preventing cognitive decline and dementia provides a compelling view of the evidence for interventions such as cognitive training and physical activity, and points the way to improving future research.

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Build cognitive reserve with midlife challenges-6061

Build cognitive reserve with midlife challenges

The theory of cognitive reserve suggests that people's lifestyle in early and middle ages challenges the brain, which makes them more able to tolerate illness or declines as they age.

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Knowing about money reduces anxiety-6053

Knowing about money reduces anxiety

A survey of people in Japan, ages 20-69, gauged their level of financial literacy by asking questions about their accumulated wealth, calculation skills and understanding of pricing behavior and financial securities, such as bonds and stocks.

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Cognitive skills fluctuate over time-5282

Cognitive skills fluctuate over time

How do researchers find a large group of people for a study without using college students? The answer for a team investigating aging and cognition involved the Internet and historical data. The results will be published in the journal “Psychological Science.”

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Why university courses appeal to older adults-4772

Why university courses appeal to older adults

In response to a request sent to 39 universities in Australia, 626 students ages 60 years an older answered questions about their motivations for enrolling in university courses. Just over half (55%) of the respondents were women and just under half (49%) had graduate qualifications.

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Multiple factors motivate lifelong learning-4702

Multiple factors motivate lifelong learning

A survey was conducted among 306 people 50 years and older who enrolled in a continuing education program at the Open University for the Elderly (UnATI) in Brazil.

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