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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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How-Tos for Savoring the Joys in Life
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jennifer Smith, Resilience

How do you respond during positive experiences in your life? Sometimes, in the midst of a happy moment, we are already focused on the next…

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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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Why Are Older Adults So Happy?
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Resilience

Their bodies and minds are slowly deteriorating, yet research consistently finds that older adults say they’re happier on average than people half their age. So,…

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Auditory Deprivation: The Importance of Treating Hearing Loss Early
, Adrienne Tarnoff and Noreen Gibbens, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

A common complaint from people who have gone too long without treating their hearing loss is “I can’t hear with my hearing aids.” What they…

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What You Can Do to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls
, Falls Reduction, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

With a third of people age 65 and better reporting a fall each year and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, falling…

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Communication Tips for Family & Friends of Those with Hearing Loss
, Adrienne Tarnoff and Noreen Gibbens, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

Hearing loss can make communication frustrating for everyone. Remember: as frustrated as you may get, it is worse for the person with the hearing loss.…

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Communication Tips for People with Hearing Loss
, Adrienne Tarnoff and Noreen Gibbens, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

Hearing loss can make conversations and social outings a struggle—but there are some steps you can take to make communication easier: Don’t try to hide…

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