Aging Awareness

Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun D. Neupert of NC State University and her team wanted to test if the everyday things that remind older adults of their age actually affect their health and well-being. For nine straight days, researchers asked 116 volunteers the same questions about aging, such as, whether their thinking was slower. “We found that, in general, it is good to feel like you have a positive outlook on your aging, that people who feel that they’re just as happy now as they were when they were younger tended to report fewer negative experiences with their aging on a daily basis,” said Neupert.