Aging & Wellness

Discrimination, Depression & Dementia: A Closer Look at How Race & Ethnicity Impact Memory Loss
, Aging & Wellness

Research has shown that African Americans and Hispanics are at increased risk of dementia, even when cardiovascular and socioeconomic factors are taken into account. What…

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Conga for Cognition: Dance Lessons & Brain Health
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For older adults looking for an activity to improve both their brain health and balance, dance classes may be worth a try. Findings from a…

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Good News for Do-Gooders: A Closer Look at How Volunteering Benefits Older Adults’ Cognition
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One of the activities that research has associated with older adults maintaining or increasing cognitive functioning is formal volunteering. Researchers recently looked at the association…

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Mind over Matter: Self-Control Keeps Social Activity High in Older Adults with Functional Limitations
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For many older adults, functional limitations such as limited mobility or even a moratorium of driving have been shown to lead to decreased social activity.…

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Neighborhood Watch: Older Adults’ Neighborhood, Household Environment Impact Cognition
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A number of studies have associated the impact of physical environment on health outcomes, but one area that has received little attention is how characteristics…

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Exercise Classes Work Out for Older Adults in Surprising Ways
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A recent study of four different exercise classes showed that physical fitness isn’t the only benefit that such courses can provide. Participant surveys and brain…

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Failed Taste Test: How Our Ability to Identify Flavor Declines with Age
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A recent study investigated changes in how we taste flavors as we age. The authors found that not only do older adults find flavors less…

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Empowering Residents to Educate
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, a collaboration between a university and a Life Plan Community has created a unique educational program that builds on the life experience and knowledge…

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Rich Man, Poor Man: How Does a Positive Attitude toward Aging Affect Different Economic Groups?
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Previous research on aging has shown that positive attitudes toward aging can have multiple benefits for health and well-being, but it has not been clear…

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When Volunteers Vamoose: Why Older Adults Stop Volunteering
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Volunteering by older adults not only provides important societal benefits, but has also been shown to have positive impacts on the health of those who…

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Setting the Record Straight: Debunking Harmful Myths about Aging
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Ageism, inaccurate media portrayals, and lack of adequate education on aging all combine to produce a number of misconceptions about aging. In light of the…

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An Apple a Day Keeps Distress at Bay: Psychological Benefits of Eating Fruits & Veggies
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There is growing evidence that nutrition not only plays a role in disease prevention, it can also impact mental health. A recent study of more…

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