I am a supporter of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which was established and is lead by one of my former colleagues, Richie Davidson, The Center has recently released the transcript (PDF here) of an August 16 live online seminar titled "The Aging Brain: Developing Well-Being for your future," that features three researchers talking about their work on aging. Melissa Rosenkranz describes work on bi-directional mind-brain-immune pathways through which emotion and inflammation are mutually influential, Ozioma Okokwe's work is on factors influencing resilience to Alzheimer's disease, and Stacey Schaefer, who leads the neuroscience project of the midlife in the US study (MIDUS), describes work on the time course and duration of emotional response and how they relate to long term cognitive and health outcomes. At the end of the transcript graphics used in the presentations as well as sources mentioned in the lectures are given. I am finding a number of the sources quite interesting, so I paste them in below:
OPPS! NOTE ADDED. A READER REPORTS THE LINKS BELOW DID NOT SURVIVE MY CUT AND PASTE. SORRY ABOUT THAT....BUT, IT YOU CLICK THE "PDF HERE" LINK ABOVE, TO GET THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE SESSION, YOU GET THE REFERENCES AT THE END AND THOSE LINKS DO WORK.
Learn more about MIDUS here: http://midus.wisc.edu/index.php
A paper on the topic of Dementia linked to Rumination is nicely summarized here: Rumination and Worry
Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Here's a link from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to webinars related to aging on sleep, exercise, nutrition, gaming, cognition, as well as COVID: https://www.afar.org/afar-webinars
See the long list of aging-related links on this page from the Institute on Aging:
Here’s the paper about purpose in life, loneliness, and protective health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/61
The paper on the exercise study can be found here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31970... The NIAWebsite for Physical Activity can be accessed at this link: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov
Find small moments of delight to boost happiness. Check out the Joy Generator:
Visit https://hminnovations.org/meditation-app or explore Healthy Minds Innovations other well-being
tools at https://hminnovations.org/well-being-...
Here's information about the MIND diet that Dr. Schaefer referenced: (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention
for Neurodegenerative Delay diet): https://www.rush.edu/news/brain-healt...
This link has information about aging and sleep: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/aging...