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Trouble coping with the unfamiliar as you age? Blame your white matter

Trouble coping with the unfamiliar as you age? Blame your white matter | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A brain-mapping study has found that people's ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age and is associated with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways.
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Young couples experience less relationship stress and higher satisfaction

Young couples experience less relationship stress and higher satisfaction | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Young adults who easily engage in rewarding conversations with their partners are less likely to hold onto anger and stress and more likely to be satisfied with the relationship

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Divorce hurts health more at earlier ages

Divorce hurts health more at earlier ages | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life, according to a new study by a Michigan State University sociologist.
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Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too

Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly.
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How to tell apart the forgetful from those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease

How to tell apart the forgetful from those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to distinguish between people with normal age-associated memory loss and those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).
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