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Good News for Do-Gooders: A Closer Look at How Volunteering Benefits Older Adults’ Cognition
, Aging & Wellness

One of the activities that research has associated with older adults maintaining or increasing cognitive functioning is formal volunteering. Researchers recently looked at the association…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Want Mobile News Too
, Technology

An increasing number of Americans are getting their news from mobile devices, and older adults have contributed substantially to this increase. A recent survey asked…

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Family Caregivers to the Rescue: Potential Medicaid Savings of Training Caregivers
, Caregiving

In addition to its clinical challenges, institutional dementia care comes with a substantial economic burden for state Medicaid programs. One estimate is that two-thirds of…

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This Is Your Brain on Facebook: How Social Networking Affects Older Adults
, Technology

This study included 41 older adults living in the community and in senior living, with an average age of 79. Fourteen participants learned and used…

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Clean, Spacious Work Environments Enhance Assisted Living Staff Productivity
, Senior Housing

Numerous studies have documented the impact that assisted living environments can have on residents, but what impact do these environments have on staff? A recent…

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TRENDING NOW: Making Cities Smarter for Older Adults
, Technology

Making a city smarter means using new technology and better design to help make things run more efficiently and to provide the most benefit to…

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Mind over Matter: Self-Control Keeps Social Activity High in Older Adults with Functional Limitations
, Aging & Wellness

For many older adults, functional limitations such as limited mobility or even a moratorium of driving have been shown to lead to decreased social activity.…

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Neighborhood Watch: Older Adults’ Neighborhood, Household Environment Impact Cognition
, Aging & Wellness

A number of studies have associated the impact of physical environment on health outcomes, but one area that has received little attention is how characteristics…

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Stay in Senior Living Residence & Stay Out of the Hospital
, Senior Housing

Many people begin to develop multiple health conditions as they age, making hospitalization more likely. Researchers have investigated various factors that increase one’s chances of…

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Glass Half Empty: Negative Stereotypes of Aging Persist against All Odds
, Policy & Regulation

Holding negative stereotypes about aging has been associated with poorer cognitive function and increased risk of disability in later life, as well as decreased longevity.…

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Exercise Classes Work Out for Older Adults in Surprising Ways
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study of four different exercise classes showed that physical fitness isn’t the only benefit that such courses can provide. Participant surveys and brain…

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Re-Examining Retirement: A Look at 7 Pressing Issues with Retiring Today
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

As the landscape of retirement is rapidly changing, a group of researchers and public officials recently outlined seven pressing retirement issues and questions surrounding them…

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