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The Online Mind: How Internet Use Affects Older Adults’ Cognitive Health
, Technology

Many of us are struggling to limit “screen time” these days in order to spend less time online. But can using the internet be good…

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Totally Motivated: Employee Engagement & Resident Satisfaction in Senior Living
, Senior Housing

A survey of over 600 employees and almost 2,000 independent living residents from 29 senior living communities revealed important insights into the relationship between employee…

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What Does Quality of Life Mean to Life Plan Community Residents?
, Senior Housing

Researchers conducted an in-depth case study to investigate what quality of life means to residents of a Life Plan Community. With the help of a…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology for the Future of Aging
, Technology

Technology continues to be a fruitful endeavor within the field of aging, and has already changed the way people are aging. At the Consumer Electronics…

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Social Status: Can Social Participation Help Older Adults with High Risk of Major Mobility Disability?
, Aging & Wellness

As part of a larger study, researchers investigated how level of participation in social activities influenced the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention. Over 1,600…

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On the Plus Side: Positive Aspects of Caregiving Benefit Well-Being
, Caregiving

A recent review examined more than 50 studies to explore how positive aspects of caregiving can have a benefit on well-being. Instead of simply dealing…

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Release the Robots! Older & Younger Adults’ Perceptions of Robots
, Technology

Do people want robots helping them at home or work? If so, are older and younger adults equally accepting of robots? To answer these questions,…

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TRENDING NOW: Smart Watches & Older Adults’ Safety
, Technology

Smart watches are always making their way onto gift lists, but there have been new advances in these devices that could be incredibly helpful for…

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Reading Material Matters: Effects of Books & Magazines on Aging Brains
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated whether reading books is better for the aging brain than reading magazines. The researchers looked at data from a longitudinal study…

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Building Bridges: Improving Relations between Family Members & Staff in Assisted Living
, Senior Living

The Partners in Care in Assisted Living (PICAL) program was created to address conflicts between family members of assisted living residents and their staff caregivers…

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Feeling Older? You Might Experience Less Complex Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Having complex emotional experiences is important for maintaining well-being, as is feeling younger than one actually is. In two studies, researchers investigated how these concepts…

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The High Cost of Ageism: Calculating Health Care Expenses Associated with Ageism
, Policy & Regulation

In an effort to influence international policy change to reduce ageism, a recent study investigated the health care costs of ageism in the US. Using…

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