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Why Work Out? How Exercise Motivation Differs for Older & Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Prior research has suggested that as people age, motivations change from being focused on future-oriented goals to present-oriented, emotionally meaningful goals, such as maintaining social…

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Waltz for White Matter: To Reverse Natural Aging of Brain, Older Adults Should Step Up to Dance
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

The breaking down of cerebral white matter is one of the neural changes that drives age-related declines in cognition. Researchers set out to determine if…

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TRENDING NOW: Cafes on the Premises of Skilled Nursing Residences
, Senior Housing

A recent study explored a trend in skilled nursing: public cafés on the premises. The idea is that adding a hub of activity for the…

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The Long & Short of It: Length of Stay & Resident Satisfaction in Nursing Homes
, Senior Housing

Using data from a survey of 11,362 nursing home residents from 51 nursing home organizations, the researchers investigated factors that influenced the likelihood that residents…

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Mindfulness over Matter: Helping Caregivers Reduce Stress
, Caregiving

Caregiving for individuals with dementia often involves a great deal of stress and has been associated with greater risk of a number of negative mental…

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Getting to Know You: Intergenerational Contact Shifts Young People’s Perceptions of Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how intergenerational contact influences young people’s perceptions of older adults. The researchers hypothesized that quality intergenerational contact would lead young adults…

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Changing Perspectives: Thoughts on Expanding How We View Technology & Aging
, Technology

A recent article suggests the need to expand the ways that researchers, policy makers, technology designers, and other stakeholders perceive the relationship between technology and…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Fall
, Aging & Wellness

Learning how to fall is an intervention not commonly heard of in aging services, but it has been making headway. In theory, older adults in…

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Having a Higher Purpose Lowers Risks of Physical Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Sense of purpose has been associated with multiple cognitive and other health outcomes in older adults. Using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Survey,…

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Why Me? What Makes Some People More Susceptible to Online Fraud?
, Aging & Wellness

With an increasing amount of online fraud being conducted in the form of “phishing” emails, a recent paper looked at the cognitive and emotional characteristics…

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A Closer Look at Caregivers: Caregiver Types Defined by Burdens & Benefits
, Caregiving

Researchers recently used data from two major surveys of aging and caregiving to categorize caregiving experiences into five types, and to identify the prevalence of…

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Total Recall: How Age-Related Stereotypes Affect Older Adults’ Recall & Memory
, Aging & Wellness

In two studies, researchers examined evidence that age-related stereotypes have a surprising effect on recall and memory in older adults. In the first study, approximately…

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