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Are You Lonesome Tonight? Comparing Loneliness & Anxiety in Life Plan Communities & Adult Day Care
, Senior Housing

A recent study examined older adults in Life Plan Communities and adult day care centers to compare their levels of loneliness and anxiety about aging.…

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TRENDING NOW: Voice-Controlled Technologies in Senior Living
, Technology

As new voice recognition technologies emerge and the prices come down, this technology is receiving increased attention from the aging services industry. Voice-controlled technology holds…

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Live and Learn: Administrators-in-Training Live as Residents for a Day
, Senior Housing

As part of their education to become long-term care administrators, 159 undergraduate students participated in a “Resident for a Day” program in which they lived…

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Standing Up for Sitting Less: How Reducing Time Spent Sitting Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

To address the growing health concerns surrounding too much sedentary time, researchers investigated strategies to encourage older adults to be more active throughout the day…

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Higher Purpose, Greater Gains? A Look at Caregivers & Their Sense of Purpose
, Caregiving

Multiple beneficial health outcomes have been associated with having a sense of purpose in life. A recent study looked at whether sense of purpose in…

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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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