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Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’

Simple Mobile Phones vs. Smartphones Which is Best for Seniors

Let’s just say you’re about to buy a mobile phone for your 68-year old Dad. What would you give him: a simple mobile phone or a smartphone? Before you decide, here’s something for you to think about. There has been a lot of clamor for mobile phone companies to make simpler phones for the aging […]

Aging Brains Allow Negative Memories To Fade

From E! Science News:

It turns out there’s a scientific reason why older people tend to see the past through rose-coloured glasses. A University of Alberta medical researcher, in collaboration with colleagues at Duke University, identified brain activity that causes older adults to remember fewer negative events than their younger counterparts.

“Seniors actually use their brain differently than younger people when it comes to storing memory, especially if that memory is a negative one,” said study author Dr. Florin Dolcos, an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

The study, published online in December in the U.S.-based journal Psychological Science, found age-related changes in brain activity when participants with an average age of 70 where shown standardiz