Aging & Wellness

Leveling the Playing Field: Exercise Intervention Boosts Brain Function in Older Hispanics
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study examined the effects of an exercise intervention called ¡Caminemos! on the cognitive function of 571 Hispanic/Latino older adults for two years. The…

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Cult of Personality: Older Adults’ Personalities Impact Their Benefits from Social Contact
, Aging & Wellness

While social contact has been shown to have positive impacts on cognitive functioning in older adults overall, a recent study looked at how individuals’ personalities…

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Museums for Memory: How Cultural Engagement Affects Brain Health
, Aging & Wellness

Is going to a museum, theater performance, or cinema good for our brains? A recent study aimed to answer this question.   Previous research has…

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Volunteer to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
, Aging & Wellness

In an innovative study, researchers examined how various types of social engagement and participation influence older adults’ risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers hypothesized that…

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Imagine Yourself Setting an Exercise Goal: Self-Regulatory Imagery & Physical Activity
, Aging & Wellness

Using imagery can play a valuable role in motivating and influencing physical activity. A recent study looked at the influence of a specific type of…

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Standing Up for Sitting Less: How Reducing Time Spent Sitting Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

To address the growing health concerns surrounding too much sedentary time, researchers investigated strategies to encourage older adults to be more active throughout the day…

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Why Work Out? How Exercise Motivation Differs for Older & Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Prior research has suggested that as people age, motivations change from being focused on future-oriented goals to present-oriented, emotionally meaningful goals, such as maintaining social…

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Waltz for White Matter: To Reverse Natural Aging of Brain, Older Adults Should Step Up to Dance
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

The breaking down of cerebral white matter is one of the neural changes that drives age-related declines in cognition. Researchers set out to determine if…

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Getting to Know You: Intergenerational Contact Shifts Young People’s Perceptions of Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how intergenerational contact influences young people’s perceptions of older adults. The researchers hypothesized that quality intergenerational contact would lead young adults…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Fall
, Aging & Wellness

Learning how to fall is an intervention not commonly heard of in aging services, but it has been making headway. In theory, older adults in…

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Having a Higher Purpose Lowers Risks of Physical Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Sense of purpose has been associated with multiple cognitive and other health outcomes in older adults. Using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Survey,…

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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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