Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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?
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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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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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