Aging & Wellness

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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Help from Man’s Best Friend: Dog Ownership Is Good for Your Heart & Your Longevity
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

Among the records kept by the Swedish government on its citizens are dog ownership, the number of individuals in a household, and cause of death.…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Picking Up Pickleball
, Aging & Wellness

Pickleball, an easy-to-learn sport that is growing in popularity, is bringing generations together and keeping older adults healthy. The game is similar to tennis, but…

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The Write Stuff: Keeping a Journal & Risk of Late-Life Dementia
, Aging & Wellness

Prior brain health research has shown that intellectual engagement is associated with lower risk of dementia. Additionally, in the well-known “nun study” on aging and…

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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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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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