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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently completed a two-part study on the effects of “sport fandom” on older adults’ well-being, including game attendance, team identification, and perceived emotional support.…

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Bringing the Outdoors In: How Indoor Nature Benefits Senior Living Residents
, Senior Housing

Experiencing and interacting with nature can have profound effects on well-being, but what are the best ways for senior living providers to offer nature interventions…

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Mastering Caregiving: Benefits of Mastery for High-Burden Caregivers
, Caregiving

Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one can be a burdensome task, but there is some evidence that this type of role…

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Slips, Trips & Fewer Falls: New Research in Fall-Prevention Training
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent study, 44 community-dwelling adults age 65 or better participated in a series of three training sessions designed to teach them how to…

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TRENDING NOW: Tackling Dementia with Robots & Video Games
, Technology

Robots are gradually solidifying their place in the world of older adult care. They are taking on roles of companions, caretakers, and, now, teachers. McKnight’s…

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A New Reason Creative Activities Are Good for Older Adults: Generativity
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how finding meaning and benefit in creative hobbies helps to enhance older adults’ sense of generativity. Generativity refers to the desire…

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Mind Games: A Review of Whether Brain Games Improve Cognitive Health
, Technology

Playing games seems like a great way to maintain or improve cognitive health, but do brain games really work? The answer, according to a recent…

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A “Dementia Boom” Is Coming: Here’s What We Can Do to Prepare
, Policy & Regulation

An article from the 2018 issue of Seniors Housing & Care Journal examined the coming challenge of providing adequate care for the growing number of…

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TRENDING NOW: Accessing Grandkids On-Demand
, Technology

Loneliness continues to be a focus for research on older adults, with both senior living developers and researchers attempting to find savvy new ways to…

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Sit, Walk, or Stand? The Better Way for Older Adults to Take a Break
, Aging & Wellness

There has been a surge in research suggesting that sitting too much is hazardous to one’s health. But is standing or walking a more effective…

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What Do YOU Think? Effects on Longevity of Advice-Seeking & Self-Sufficiency
, Aging & Wellness

Self-sufficiency is a highly valued personal characteristic for many Americans. However, the health benefits of this characteristic remain unclear. A recent study aimed to compare…

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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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