Many Stay Optimistic Until Old Age Hits
People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 75,000 people aged 16 to 101 in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands to assess their optimism and outlook about the future. "We found that optimism continued to increase throughout young adulthood, seemed to steadily plateau, and then decline into older adulthood," said study author William Chopik, an assistant professor o
Are Baby Boomers Less Sharp Than Previous Generations?
Aging baby boomers may not be as mentally sharp as their parents were, a new study suggests -- raising questions about what the pattern could mean for future dementia rates Looking at two decades' worth of data on U.S. adults, the study found generational differences in tests of cognitive function. That refers to essential mental abilities such as remembering, reasoning and problem-solving. On average, Americans born in the early- to mid-boomer generation -- between 1948 and
Medical alert systems to become more popular due to aging U.S. population
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for consumers to check up on their older relatives as they normally would. Now, a new study has found that medical alert systems, which are only growing in popularity, could help ease consumers’ minds during these difficult times. As more of the population enters into older age, experts predict that sales of these systems will continue to boom. Aging populations Medical alert systems are a great tool for older consumers who live by
DOJ says Elder Fraud Prevention program is helping protect seniors
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had a rare celebration on Monday. It was to mark the one year anniversary of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, a group whose task it is to hunt down foreign-based fraudsters who prey on older Americans. The Department had good reason to celebrate, too. For one thing, it’s been able to slow down the tsunami of robocalls, and fewer calls mean fewer victims. While one of the DOJ’s posses was cracking down on robocallers, another was