Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams

Photo via The Telegraph This week's Age Trivia question asked if older adults were less likely to use technology for dating compared to their younger counterparts. The answer is actually mixed...so yes and no. In recent years, all age groups have steadily increased their online dating activities and found intimate partners (see figure below). Data … Continue reading Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams

What you say can change older adult brain functioning

Photo via firstlighthomecare This week's trivia question asked whether the way people talk to older adults can change brain functioning of an older adult. The answer is yes! A myth associated with aging is that there is, in general, rapid incline in function from childhood to adulthood to middle-age but then a rapid decline after … Continue reading What you say can change older adult brain functioning

How Social Networks Reduce Negative Health Effects of Aging

Photo via Apple Tree Dental This week's trivia question asks whether social interactions and friendships help reduce the negative health effects of aging. The answer is yes! Many human development and gerontology researchers have determined that our biology (i.e., genetics, physical health), our psychology (i.e., cognitive functioning and health), and social influences each play a … Continue reading How Social Networks Reduce Negative Health Effects of Aging