Junette Milford

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Depression In America Down, Especially For Older Adults, New Study Finds

Showing that depression is not a normal part of aging, depressive symptoms are on the decline for older adults, particularly those 55 and up, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health Systems.<p>Between 1998 and 2008, researchers found a marked decrease in the prevalence of …

Great Gifts for the Older Adult in Your Life!

It can be particularly difficult to find appropriate (and appreciated!) gifts for our older relatives, friends or clients. So what's the secret to success when shopping for the senior in your life? Do you go with practical or fun? High-tech or low-tech? Here are a few Dr. Alexis Approved great …

Older Adults and Internet Use: (Some of) What we know

Mary Madden presented at a meeting convened at the University of Michigan to discuss the current state/future direction of research looking at older adults and tech use.

Pew Research Center

Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA

Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday …

USDOT

Sleeping Pill Use More Common Among Older Adults And Women, But Experts Point Out Risks

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/29/2013 07:53 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>About 4 percent of Americans use prescription sleep aids, with the drug being more commonly used among women and older adults, a new report from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) shows. However, …

Brain gain: Video game sharpens up older players' mental skills

Video games aren’t just for the young — they can improve declining brain function in the old and elderly, according to a new study published in Nature.<p>The findings by a team of UC San Francisco researchers show that the aging brain is a lot more robust than it’s often given credit for, given the …

The Brain

Video Games May Improve Brain Function in Older Adults

A new study shows that older people playing videogames get sharper and whip younger opponents. By Josh Dzieza.<p>Someday doctors may tell you to beat …