General Aging Research

Age Is in the Eye of the Perceiver
, General Aging Research, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Jorie Stein, Social Relationships and Health

Assessing our external world and the people in it is a daily activity we all engage in to navigate the terrain of life. Little research,…

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The More You Know: A PSA on How to Be a Wiser Consumer of Scientific Research
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Older Adult Consumers

A recent study in Neurobiology of Aging attempted to further scientific understanding of how the aging process impacts the human capacity to empathize. While the…

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Reflections on Aging, Irony & Wisdom
, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Jordan Stein, Resilience

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”—Charlie Chaplin To paraphrase the wise comedian, life is ironic—a paradox that sometimes…

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Aging & the Social Dimensions of Time
, General Aging Research

Time can initially seem like a basic, common-sense concept that is easily measured. But the social and subjective experiences of time—concepts such as generations, age…

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Non-Family Relationships May Be Increasingly Important in Aging
, General Aging Research

Previous research presented in aging in action suggests that a diverse social network, one that includes non-family, is associated with improved health, well-being, and access…

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Aging Research in France: Emerging Trends in a Changing Europe
, General Aging Research, International Spotlight, Newsworthy

Attention to aging policies, demographic trends, and research findings in other countries can provide researchers and policy makers with valuable perspectives. A recent International Spotlight…

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Positive Relationships That Support Older Adult Health and Well-being are Grounded in Midlife/Adolescent Family
, General Aging Research

Many studies conducted over the last 20 years demonstrate the importance of adult parent/child relationships on the health and well-being of parents in later life.…

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Aging & Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research

Over the past few decades, autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have drawn much attention in medical and social science literature. However, there is still…

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Fun & Games in Older Adults’ Online Communities
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research

Older adults are usually overlooked in the online entertainment world; by and large, online gaming and entertainment is marketed to the adolescent and young adult…

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Social Support, Self-Care and Depression
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Health & Wellness

Older adults face increasing risk of being unable to perform basic self-care tasks, also called activities of daily living (ADLs). ADL limitations affect older adults’…

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New Activity Measure Shows Potential to Assess Mobility in Older Adults
, Aging at Home, General Aging Research

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a study that demonstrates the feasibility of using non-invasive, “off the shelf” mobile technology to monitor the…

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Aging and Personality
, General Aging Research

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has shed new light on how personality traits change as we get older. Over…

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