About 13 years ago, I watched my very vital mother die a slow death from Lewy-Body dementia. For me, it was a wakeup call. If there were anything I could do to stay healthy myself—to avoid the slow decline of an aging brain—I wanted to do it. But what really helps us stay sharp longer? And how can we separate fad ideas from solid, evidence-based advice around aging? [Read more…] about Neuroscience tips about gratitude, aging, pain and the brain: An interview with Dr. Daniel Levitin
The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources
How Unemployment Impacts Your Personality (Entrepreneur):
“Unemployment is no cakewalk. It’s well documented that an involuntary jobless state can take a steep toll on one’s emotional and physical health, and now new research illuminates a more subtle, if highly corrosive, consequence the inability to find work can have on a person. In short, it appears that unemployment has the power to change what we generally consider relatively fixed – i.e., it can alter [Read more…] about The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources
Longevity, Conscientiousness and Work
There’s an excellent article in the New York Times (Eighty Years Along, a Longevity Study Still Has Ground to Cover) about a very worthy new book based on a fascinating series of research studies: The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study is the book where UC-Riverside researchers Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin draw key lessons from an eight-decade-long Stanford University Terman study of 1,500 people.
Quotes from the article:
- Many assume biology is the critical factor in longevity. If your parents lived to be 85, you probably will, too. Not so, Dr. Friedman said. [Read more…] about Longevity, Conscientiousness and Work