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Self-Esteem in Older Adults: Not Just a Pre-Teen Problem

When you hear the term self-esteem, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, the awkward younger years are likely to pop into your head: the period in many people’s lives when personal insecurities are plentiful and self-esteem is a...

Flying under the Radar: Over-the-Counter Drugs & Older Adults

Although adults over 65 only make up 13 percent of the US population, they account for 34 percent of all prescription use and 30 percent of OTC medication use in the United States. Among older adults between 75 and 85, a 2008 study estimated...

Sensor Monitoring: Sense of Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

A growing number of technologies are being developed for older adults to assist in their efforts to live independently and to assist in the early detection of declines in daily functioning. Among the most promising of these technologies is...

Dementia Is Not Inevitable: Navigating Mild Cognitive Impairment

Ten to 20 percent of adults 65 and better are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and risk for this condition increases with age. MCI is also associated with a greater risk of dementia, although dementia is not inevitable for those...

Is Personality Consistent over Time & into Old Age?

Personality is a set of characteristics that many of us assume is relatively stable and constant over time. Recent research, however, questions this premise with respect to older adults. Specifically, a study published in the Journal of...

Age Is in the Eye of the Perceiver

Assessing our external world and the people in it is a daily activity we all engage in to navigate the terrain of life. Little research, however, has been done to understand exactly how our perceptions of others and ourselves change over the...

Sounding the Alarm on Cancer Symptoms

Early detection and treatment of cancer is crucial in order for the spread of the disease to be kept to a minimum. In order for cancer to be detected as early as possible, it is important that the public is aware of “alarm” symptoms so...

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