Aging & Wellness

Risk Factor: Benefits of Physical Activity for Those with Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging silver award, researchers investigated the role that physical fitness plays in developing…

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The End of Ageism? Messaging May Reduce Implicit Age Bias
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned the 2019 Gold Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers surveyed 767 adults age 18 to 92 about their implicit…

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Which Framed Messages Motivate Older Adults to Move?
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recruited 106 older adults (age 60 to 86) and 132 participants age 19 to 39 to participate in an online survey. In the survey,…

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Good Works, Good Effects? Volunteering, Stress & Emotions in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In addition to helping others, older adults who volunteer may gain a benefit to their own well-being. A recent study explored the relationship between volunteering…

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Living with Purpose: Greater Purpose in Life May Protect against Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Previous research has documented benefits of having greater purpose in life, such as better health, longevity, and physical functioning, and possibly better cognitive health. A…

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TRENDING NOW: Coworking Spaces for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A Brooklyn-based company is changing the culture of coworking spaces to something many people would not expect in a crowded and bustling office environment. Coworking…

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Attitude Adjustment: Educational Quiz Influences Young Adults’ Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently attempted to influence people’s perceptions of aging by testing their knowledge of aging-related facts. . .  and the results were surprisingly effective. The…

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Caring for Grandchildren: The Benefits for Cognitive Health
, Aging & Wellness

Spending time with grandchildren can be emotionally meaningful to many older adults, but one study showed that there may be an added cognitive benefit from…

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TRENDING NOW: Choirs as a Key to Countering Loneliness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As loneliness becomes a social health problem for older adults, solutions are constantly being tested. From high-tech robots and personalized virtual speakers, researchers and inventors…

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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently completed a two-part study on the effects of “sport fandom” on older adults’ well-being, including game attendance, team identification, and perceived emotional support.…

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Slips, Trips & Fewer Falls: New Research in Fall-Prevention Training
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent study, 44 community-dwelling adults age 65 or better participated in a series of three training sessions designed to teach them how to…

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A New Reason Creative Activities Are Good for Older Adults: Generativity
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how finding meaning and benefit in creative hobbies helps to enhance older adults’ sense of generativity. Generativity refers to the desire…

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