8/17/10 – Accentuating the positive

Laura Carstensen PhD, director of the Center on Longevity, has spent most of her career studying the so-called paradox of aging: the counterintuitive finding that older people often report feeling happier — more stable, better adapted — even as their cognitive faculties and physical health decline.

Read the full article in Chicago Tribune

8/10/10 – Researchers find that wisdom and happiness increase as people grow older

In what Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen calls the “well-being paradox,” growing old brings emotional and cognitive benefits.

Read the full article in The Washington Post

8/4/10 – A Dozen Big Questions About Aging in America

“The Stanford Center on Longevity has just published a review of major aging and demographic information and research findings… . As someone who spends a lot of time poring over research studies, it is invaluable to have the major trends captured in a single report.”

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6/15/2010 – Stanford hosts sitting risks conference

Too much time spent sitting presents serious health risks, say researchers convened by the Center on Longevity to explore new areas of research into sedentary behavior.

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6/18/2010 – Lecture: Long Life in the 21st Century

Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen PhD delivered the Matilda White Riley Award Lecture on “Long Life in the 21st Century.” The prestigious lecture is sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD.

Read the full article at National Institutes of Health

6/8/10 – Book Finds Some Good News about the Aging Brain

A review of The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain notes Center director Laura Carstensen’s research showing that the aging brain appears to selectively focus on positive memories.

Read the full article in San Francisco Chronicle

5/24/10 – Butler and Hodin: Debt and the Demographics of Aging

The economic crisis in Greece was an inevitable result of the country’s aging population. Government leaders should use the experience to create a “call to action on aging” that would encourage innovative solutions and transformational thinking.

Read the full article in Washington Times