Neuroscience

Long-term decline in stroke greater in older adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Functional impairment in middle age linked to adverse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Functional impairment in middle age is associated with an increased risk for hospitalization and nursing home admission, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Health

Becoming active in middle age still offers health benefits

(HealthDay)—Becoming physically active in middle age may provide comparable health benefits to long-term participation in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), according to a study published online March 8 in JAMA Network ...

Health

How to head off sneaky weight gain

(HealthDay)—Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time—on average one pound a year—so it's not always obvious at first, especially if you don't regularly weigh yourself.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is the 'midlife crisis' a real thing?

Middle age is often seen as life's pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling. As Victor Hugo said: "forty is the old age of youth" and "fifty the youth of old age."

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