There will be more senior citizens than children due to falling fertility rates and improved medications. In Tonaro, many residents live to 100, feel confident, and experience low levels of depression. Eating well, exercise, and social contacts are important when you are aging.
Six hundred sisters from a church in Minnesota donate their brains to research. The autopsy study reveals an enlarged space around the hippocampus in those with dementia. People who have higher grammatical complexity and idea density in their writing are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's.
The Nightingale House in South London establishes a nursery school and encourages long-term care residents to visit. A small group meets to celebrate Havdalah. Small children are accepting and inquisitive.
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At the age of 79, Rosemary Smith became the oldest person to drive a Formula 1 race car. She is exceptional, but in recent years, she has become part of a growing trend. According to the U.N., the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050. It marks a dramatic shift in population age. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores aging and longevity from stunning Sardinia to a combined nursing home. We know more than ever about how we age, but we don't fully understand why, or how to age well, as lifespans continue to rise. And as research continues, sometimes in unconventional ways -- like with a group of nuns in Minnesota -- we are slowly starting to unlock the secrets of aging, and aging well.
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Copyright date: ©2018
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