Aging & Wellness

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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Share and Share Alike: How Patterns of Generosity Change with Age
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Research suggests that generosity increases with age. One reason suggested for this is that older adults may be more motivated to provide assistance to individuals…

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Day by Day: Immediate Benefits to Older Adults from Physical Activity
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Although much evidence suggests that physical activity has physical and psychological benefits for older adults, less is known about how types of activity and time…

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Re-Examining Lifestyle Redesign: A Closer Look at What Makes an Intervention Succeed
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In order to design and implement successful lifestyle interventions for older adults, it’s important to understand the mechanisms that contribute to their success. A recent…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Living Apart Together
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The nature of committed relationships is changing for many older adults. “Living Apart Together” is an increasingly common type of relationship in which couples do…

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Dollars & Sense: How Age Determines Monetary Decision-Making
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A recent study attempted to identify differences in monetary decision-making behaviors between older and younger adults. The authors were interested in two factors: decision quality,…

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The Right Tool for the Right Job: Measuring Psychological Wellness in Older Adults
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Self-esteem (SE) is an important attribute at any age. That said, does it remain the same into later life? What’s more, how do researchers measure…

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Late-Life Brain Workout: Those Over Age 70 Still Benefit from Cognitively Stimulating Activities
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A number of studies have shown a positive association between cognitively stimulating activities and later cognitive function. However, few of these studies look at the…

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“Inflamm-aging”: How Inflammation Speeds Up Biological Aging
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A growing body of research points to the role of low-grade chronic inflammation in accelerating biological aging, a process that has been termed inflamm-aging. A…

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Believe in Yourself: The Concept of Stereotype Threat and How It Affects Older Adults
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In a recent review of the stereotype threat that older adults face about their cognitive abilities, the author found that common factors observed in other…

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Play It Again: The Benefits of Introducing Play to People with Dementia
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The Dutch historian Johan Huizinga has suggested that play is “at the heart of human activity and is what gives meaning to life,” regardless of…

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