What's Expected

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Cognitive function can start failing as young as 45 (not 60 as originally thought)

I'm 41, so this is definitely not good news.Many brain experts believed that it wasn't until age 60 that age-related cognitive decline could kick in. Specifically, they believed that memory, aural comprehension and visual comprehension could begin to decline at age 60 (if it occurs at all).But a new study out of the UK and France (part of the study started in 1985) seems to show that cognitive decline can begin as early as age 45. ...more

Young-ish and Old-ish

What did you do for New Year's Eve?We went out to dinner with a group of 6 couples, and we had a wonderful time. We went to a pretty happening place, which we don't really do much anymore. Not that we don't enjoy a nice evening out, but this place was, well, young (or young-ish). I guess what I really mean is that we are, I suppose, old (or old-ish)....more

DHEA May Help Menopausal Symptoms

A hormone called DHEA secreted by the adrenal gland may help women going through menopause and could also give them better sex lives, according to a new study by Italian researchers in the journal of the International Menopause Society, Climacteric....more
great article! i am amazed to read that already 10mg DHEA was suficient to show the results! ...more

Elderly's brain skills match young brains in some tasks

For years it was believed that and "old" brain was always slower than a "young" one. But new research shows that the elderly are often just choosing accuracy over speed. Once trained to make decisions faster without hurting their accuracy, they're just as fast as young adults in certain cognitive tasks.A co-author of the studies explained that for certain simple cognitive tasks, decision-making speed and accuracy is intact, even up to 85 and 90 years old. ...more

Retiree in the Making

Top ten indications that I’m getting old:...more
Oh dear lord! I can relate to most of these things on this list! Does this mean I am on my way ...more

Mother Nature - That Bitch!

The other day, as I was applying eye make-up, I noticed that each time I dragged the brush across the eye lid, the skin followed the brush, like some stray dog, following you on the street. The skin used to just sit where it sat. With age, gravity has become a Natural Law that makes itself known.When I was nursing my second child, I was equal parts mortified and fascinated by the fact that I was now able to nurse the kid lying down. On my back! One more kid and I’ll be able to nurse lying down on my back with the kid in the other room....more

A Pillow That Prevents Wrinkles? Bring On The ZZZs…

The other day I was visiting my favorite beauty spa for an overdue facial and I spotted an anti-wrinkle pillow. My first thought: wow, they’ve truly thought of everything regarding all things beauty. Followed by: a wrinkle-fighting pillow…genius. No two ways about it, I’m a chronic side sleeper (here’s a visual: curled up on my side, fetal position, with my face smashed –and I mean smashed– into my pillow). Yep, there’s zero doubt that I’m causing an extra wrinkle or two throughout my night of heavy beauty slumber....more

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How I Ruined Jay-Z For My Children

On Thanksgiving morning I posted the Jay-Z song "Forever Young" to my Facebook wall. I see a lot of people post videos that they feel are meaningful, so when I came across the Jay-Z song I thought it was just perfect -- a good way to express the sadness I'd been feeling all morning about a recent loss our family has experienced. My children disagreed....more
@Carolzonie you found me! I'm going to find "apple bottom jeans" right now and give it a ...more