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Preparing For Successful Aging

It's never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health. So perhaps the New Year is the perfect time to consider how one achieves a long and satisfying life. A book recently publishing by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., called Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging may be just the tool to help find some answers to the age-old question. Its focus is on success in cognitive and emotional realms of aging a compelling topic in a society where baby boomers are poised to enter their golden years. The book is edited by a leading expert on successful cognitive aging from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Dilip Jeste, MD, Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, distinguished professor of psychiatry and neurosciences, and Director of UC San Diego's Stein Institute for Research on Aging and his colleague, Colin Depp, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry.

The 5 Secrets to Long Life

It is the desire of most, if not all, people to have a happy and long life. Many think that it is a fable to be actually able to extend your life somehow. Well, it is not. There are 5 things that if done will allow for not only a longer life, but a happier one too. Laughter is the first major component to having a long life. Try to find situations which will allow you, or even better require you, to laugh. Go to a comedy instead of a horror movie. Go to a comedy club instead of a dance club. Choose a game that creates laughs, such as Pictionary, instead of a game like Chess. Choose to hang out with friends who like to laugh instead of being serious.

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UniversitĂ De MontrĂ al Research On Semantic Memory

Famous mugs do more than prompt us into buying magazines, according to new UniversitĂ de MontrĂ al research. In the December issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging, a team of scientists explain how the ability to name famous faces or access biographical knowledge about celebrities holds clues that could help in early Alzheimer's detection. "Semantic memory for people - triggered through name, voice or face - is knowledge we have gathered over the course of our lifetime on a person which enables us to recognize this person, " says senior author Sven Joubert, a professor at the UniversitĂ de MontrĂ al Department of Psychology and a researcher at the Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gĂ riatrie de MontrĂ al.

How to Get Rid of Forehead Lines - A Straightforward Guide

Let's face it! Nothing ruins your appearance more than deep grooves and crevasses in your forehead. And talk about being difficult if not impossible to conceal! That's why I'd like to offer a straightforward guide for how to get rid of forehead lines once and for all. I have conducted in depth research and have discovered crucial information that most people who struggle with this problem aren't aware of. Forehead lines are a sign that your skin cells are damaged. Now, some people like to refer to this damage as "aging." But the truth is, aging skin doesn't have anything to do with getting older, per se. It has to do with the years of exposure to UV rays of the sun, environmental toxins, and poor eating habits.

Tired of Skin Wrinkles? Here's How to Tackle Them Effectively

There's no denying it. There is nothing worse than looking into the mirror and seeing new skin wrinkles on your face. These reminders of an aging skin are something we would all love to remove permanently, but is that possible? To answer this question, we need to understand why skin wrinkles develop at all in the first place. Let's take a look. Our body internally produces two proteins - Collagen and Elastin. It's the fibers of these proteins that hold our skin tightly together and make it firm and elastic. With age, however, this ability of our body to produce these proteins keeps decreasing slowly. Finally a point arrives when the supply of new proteins is not enough to keep pace with their natural wear and tear in the body.

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The Effect of Inflammation on Aging

Inflammation is an automatic response by the immune system that is triggered by an infection or irritation in the body. When an area of the body is inflamed, it is less susceptible to the microorganisms causing the infection or irritation. Without inflammation, the body would succumb to these microorganisms and serious infection, or possibly death, could result. Inflammation is responsible for moving radicals into tissues of the body. These free radicals destroy the healthy cells even though the body is trying to use them to fight off the infection or irritation causing the inflammation. When free radicals destroy healthy, normal cells the body cannot rejuvenate the way it should and aging is accelerated.

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