Aging & Wellness

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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A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way: Cognitive Benefits Gained from the Briefest of Workouts
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Numerous studies have found an association between physical activity and later cognitive performance, but most have relied on self-reported activity. A recent study tried to…

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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: How Older Adults Gauge Distance
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Over the years, research has demonstrated that human perception is never quite as simple as it appears. For example, we know data taken in through…

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TRENDING NOW: Adult Playgrounds
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Adult playgrounds have long been popular in China, Japan, and parts of Europe and South America, and now the concept is increasingly being adopted in…

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Zzzzz: Which Sleep Patterns in Older Adults Are Linked to Dementia?
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Do sleep patterns predict older adults’ likelihood of developing dementia? Researchers attempted to answer this question by looking at how sleep patterns reported by older…

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Feeling Useful as a Human Being into Older Adulthood
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Researchers are beginning to explore self-perceived usefulness and its impact on how we age. Specifically, Chinese researchers recently examined how older adults view their level…

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