Category: Gerontology

The Reason Behind Aging and Bad Memory NPR reports

NPR sleep study shows a link between sleep and brain function where older adults’ forgetfulness is tied to faulty brain rhythms in sleep. During deep sleep, two brain waves that are responsible for saving new memories become increasingly out of sync as we age, NPR reports. The finding sprang from a study that compared how well young and […]

Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States

Straight from The Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org/Publications/Media-Guides/2016/aging-unitedstates-fact-sheet.aspx (January 2016) The Population Reference Bureau report, “Aging in the United States,” examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape America’s older population. In 2016, baby boomers will be between ages 52 and 70. Below are […]