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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Learning to Code
, Technology

Coding is often thought of as a career path for young people. Some may think older adults would have difficulty learning this skill. However, it…

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Hitting “Refresh” on Technology & Older Adults’ Independence
, Technology

In 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology issued the report Independence, Technology and Connection in Older Age. A recent paper took…

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Discrimination, Depression & Dementia: A Closer Look at How Race & Ethnicity Impact Memory Loss
, Aging & Wellness

Research has shown that African Americans and Hispanics are at increased risk of dementia, even when cardiovascular and socioeconomic factors are taken into account. What…

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The Shift to Private Administration of Long-Term Care
, Senior Housing

There has been a well-documented shift in publicly funded long-term care (LTC) from a predominance of nursing homes to a more balanced array of options…

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Conga for Cognition: Dance Lessons & Brain Health
, Aging & Wellness

For older adults looking for an activity to improve both their brain health and balance, dance classes may be worth a try. Findings from a…

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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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