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Aging Well: Promoting Cognitive and Functional Health

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Air date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 3:00:00 PM
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Category: BSSR - Behavioral and Social Sciences
Runtime: 01:01:36
Description: Widespread evidence exists for average declines in cognitive and physical functioning with aging, yet there are large individual differences in the nature and patterns of change. Using a lifespan developmental approach, Dr. Lachman considers modifiable psychosocial and behavioral factors that could potentially account for such individual differences in cognitive performance and changes in physical health. The presentation will include findings from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study, a large national longitudinal survey of adults between ages 25 and 85. Results support a prescription for a combination of social and behavioral factors to slow or compensate for changes with aging, and suggest possibilities for promoting healthy aging by targeting lifestyle factors.

This lecture is an installment of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture Series sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and organized by the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee.

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee (BSSR CC), with support from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), convenes a series of guest lectures and symposia on selected topics in the behavioral and social sciences. These presentations by prominent behavioral and social scientists provide the NIH community with overviews of current research on topics of scientific and social interest. The lectures and symposia are approximately 50 minutes in length, with additional time for questions and discussion. All seminars are open to NIH staff and to the general public.
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NLM Title: Aging well : promoting cognitive and functional health / Margie Lachman.
Author: Lachman, Margie E.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Abstract: (CIT): Widespread evidence exists for average declines in cognitive and physical functioning with aging, yet there are large individual differences in the nature and patterns of change. Using a lifespan developmental approach, Dr. Lachman considers modifiable psychosocial and behavioral factors that could potentially account for such individual differences in cognitive performance and changes in physical health. The presentation will include findings from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study, a large national longitudinal survey of adults between ages 25 and 85. Results support a prescription for a combination of social and behavioral factors to slow or compensate for changes with aging, and suggest possibilities for promoting healthy aging by targeting lifestyle factors.
Subjects: Age Factors
Cognition
Health Surveys
Human Development
Socioeconomic Factors
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: BF 724.55.C63
NLM ID: 101507172
CIT Live ID: 7497
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