Psychology & Psychiatry

Happiness of centenarians a severely neglected area of research

A systematic review by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Aging (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has highlighted the need for clearer definitions of 'happiness', 'life satisfaction' and 'positive affect' in centenarians. This ...

Neuroscience

People aged 95 and over show stronger brain connectivity

World-first research led by neuroimaging expert Dr. Jiyang Jiang at UNSW's Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has found that those aged 95 and over demonstrated more activation between the left and ride side of their ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Many proxies unaware of centenarians' thoughts on death

(HealthDay)—Many proxies of centenarians are not well-informed about the centenarians' thoughts and plans regarding the end of life (EOL), according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American ...

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Centenarian

A centenarian is a person who is or lives beyond the age of 100 years. Because current average life expectancies across the world are less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity. Much rarer, a supercentenarian is a person who has lived to the age of 110 or more, something only achieved by about one in a thousand centenarians. Even rarer is a person who has lived to 115 years old; only 1 in 50,000 centenarians make it to this age.

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