Aging & Wellness

Why Me? What Makes Some People More Susceptible to Online Fraud?
, Aging & Wellness

With an increasing amount of online fraud being conducted in the form of “phishing” emails, a recent paper looked at the cognitive and emotional characteristics…

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Total Recall: How Age-Related Stereotypes Affect Older Adults’ Recall & Memory
, Aging & Wellness

In two studies, researchers examined evidence that age-related stereotypes have a surprising effect on recall and memory in older adults. In the first study, approximately…

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The Long & Short of It: Get Your Recommended Weekly Physical Activity However You Can
, Aging & Wellness

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released in 2008 recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate—or 75 minutes of vigorous—physical activity each…

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Working Out with Friends: The Benefits of Peer-Coaching
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers examined the effectiveness of a peer-coached exercise club for older adults. The club, which was founded in 2010 by an older adult, meets every…

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Inflammation Information: How & Why Inflammation Impacts the Brain
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Attention has recently increased for the negative health outcomes associated with inflammation. A recent study looked at the impact of inflammation on the brain, and…

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A Giving Heart: How Helping Behaviors Affect Cardiovascular Risk in Men & Women
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Engaging in helping behaviors has been suggested to benefit the giver as well as the recipient. A recent study looked at what impact three types…

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Sexuality Matters: Health Disparities between Sexual Minority Women & Heterosexuals
, Aging & Wellness

Sexual minorities can face a number of social challenges such as marginalization, discrimination, and stigma, which generally have been associated with various negative health outcomes.…

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Lifestyle vs. Genetics: Factors in Building Memory Resilience & Reducing Risk of Dementia
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Individuals with the genes APOE and CLU have been shown to have higher risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; however, a growing body of…

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hearing Loss Linked to Disability, Dementia, Depression
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Some degree of hearing loss affects approximately 30 percent of those age 65 and better and between 70 and 90 percent of those 85 and…

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Toy Story: What Happens When Those with Dementia Engage with a Robotic Stuffed Animal?
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Robotic technology has been employed in a variety of ways, but perhaps the most cuddly implementation is in social robotic pets. One such pet that…

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Laugh It Off: Exercise + Laughter Equals Benefits for Older Adults
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In light of research that suggests enjoyment is a predictor of physical activity participation in older adults, a recent study examined whether an exercise program…

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What Works? A Type of Brain Training Associated with Reduced Dementia Risk
, Aging & Wellness

The Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study followed 2,802 older adults who were assigned to one of three types of cognitive…

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