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Demographics, Depression & Differences in Wellness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, researchers examined looked at how demographic variables and depression symptoms related to wellness, resilience, and age perceptions among independent living senior living residents. In…

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Care Pairs: Exploring Relationships between Caregivers & Patients
, Caregiving

Using interviews, researchers investigated how to maintain supportive relationships between older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their informal caregivers. This study focused on relationships…

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Lonely Hearts, Helping Hands: Easing Loneliness for Recent Widows with Volunteering
, Aging & Wellness

In light of the numerous negative physical and mental consequences associated with loneliness, researchers examined whether becoming a volunteer might attenuate some of the loneliness…

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TRENDING NOW: A Social Cycling Experience for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

A small but growing international trend within the older adult population has been reported by McKnight’s Senior Living and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. A new…

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Get Me to the Church on Time: Religiosity Linked to Longer Life Expectancy
, Aging & Wellness

A new study shines light on the contributions of different aspects of religion on life expectancy and looks at what proportion of any extended life…

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A Clean Bill of Health: Research Reveals How to Improve Hand Hygiene among Older Adults
, Technology

In a study that earned a 2018 silver  Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award,  researchers attempted to discover a simple approach to a serious problem:…

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Another Reason to Diversify: Your Health Depends on It
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2018 silver Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers examined how systemic inflammation—which is linked to poor health,…

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Stressed Out? Change Your Attitudes Toward Aging
, Aging & Wellness

According to recent research, having a positive attitude toward one’s own aging may help older adults cope with stress by reducing negative reactions to difficult…

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Caught on Camera: The Different Causes of Falls in Men & Women
, Senior Housing

Most falls-related research has relied on self-reports to identify the cause of a fall, but in a novel study that earned the 2018 gold Mather…

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Leveling the Playing Field: Exercise Intervention Boosts Brain Function in Older Hispanics
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study examined the effects of an exercise intervention called ¡Caminemos! on the cognitive function of 571 Hispanic/Latino older adults for two years. The…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Travel with Virtual Reality
, Technology

A recent trend among older adults is taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip. . . virtually. Several recent articles note the increased use of virtual reality goggles…

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Cult of Personality: Older Adults’ Personalities Impact Their Benefits from Social Contact
, Aging & Wellness

While social contact has been shown to have positive impacts on cognitive functioning in older adults overall, a recent study looked at how individuals’ personalities…

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