Aging Creatively: Information & Resources

  • Music is a powerful tool for Healthy Aging

    Learn about the many ways music helps us age well in this article recently published by Illuminage.
  • Depression risk decreases with frequent in-person contact 

    When you want to check on your grandmother nearby, it may be tempting to just pick up the phone. But a new study suggests you should head over for a visit instead. Source: Depression risk in older adults decreases with frequent in-person contact – The Boston Globe
  • Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss

    Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, by reducing the the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests. Read the article here  
  • Quilting, pottery and computer games ‘may cut risk of dementia’

    news-pottery-150x150Crafts and other activities which exercise the brain, including reading novels and computer games, can all have a protective effect on the mind and help prevent memory loss, the study shows. By contrast, watching television for hours on end significantly increased the chance of suffering problems, the research found. Read more…
  • How To Enhance And Preserve Brain Power As We Age

    In 1900, only 4.1 percent of U.S. citizens were older than 65; in 2000 that number had jumped to 12.6 percent; and by the year 2030, 20 percent of our population could be in that category. Read more…
  • Steady Diet of Mental Stimulation Might Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

    news-Steady-150x112People who engage in activities such as reading and playing games throughout their lives may be lowering levels of a protein in their brains that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Read more…
  • Lifelong Brain-Stimulating Habits Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Protein Levels

    news-Brain-150x150Brain scans revealed that people with no symptoms of Alzheimer’s who engaged in cognitively stimulating activities throughout their lives had fewer deposits of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein that is the hallmark of the disease. Read more…
  • The Many Benefits of Being Creative

    Creativity matters. Often a simple phrase, sometimes a title and always a meaningful statement filled with a promise of expectations. Read more…