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You Might Also Like This: Programmers Seek to Streamline Person-Centered Care Questionnaire
, Technology

With the goal of offering better person-centered care, nursing homes use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH), a long questionnaire to assess resident preferences.…

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Location, Location, Location: Caregivers in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Show Surprising Outcomes
, Caregiving

A new study utilized a mapping tool to uncover differences in caregiver outcomes based on neighborhood characteristics. The researchers conducted telephone surveys with 792 caregivers…

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Risk Factor: Benefits of Physical Activity for Those with Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging silver award, researchers investigated the role that physical fitness plays in developing…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Reality Training for Caregiving Staff Puts Them in the Shoes of Care Recipients
, Technology

Virtual reality has been on the scene for quite some time, but Embodies Labs is pushing the envelope when it comes to using this immersive…

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Revitalize & Reauthorize: Strengthening the Older Americans Act
, Policy & Regulation

The Older Americans Act, established in 1965 as a source of federal funding for services to support older adults’ independence, is up for reauthorization. Aging…

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Like, Share & Retweet: Social Media Use May Improve Older Adults’ Cognition
, Technology

An interesting new study explored the cognitive benefits of using social media. Half of the 34 participants age 65 or over (average age 76.5) attended…

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The End of Ageism? Messaging May Reduce Implicit Age Bias
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned the 2019 Gold Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers surveyed 767 adults age 18 to 92 about their implicit…

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Which Framed Messages Motivate Older Adults to Move?
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recruited 106 older adults (age 60 to 86) and 132 participants age 19 to 39 to participate in an online survey. In the survey,…

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Good Works, Good Effects? Volunteering, Stress & Emotions in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In addition to helping others, older adults who volunteer may gain a benefit to their own well-being. A recent study explored the relationship between volunteering…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Closing the Technology Gap
, Technology

The technological divide between older and younger generations may be a thing of the past. AARP reported on recent integral research that shows the gap…

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Sparking Connections: Electrical Stimulation of Older Brains Boosts Working Memory
, Technology

In a novel study, researchers stimulated certain areas of older adults’ brains with a low-level current that matched the brain’s own electrical signals, to aid…

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Living with Purpose: Greater Purpose in Life May Protect against Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Previous research has documented benefits of having greater purpose in life, such as better health, longevity, and physical functioning, and possibly better cognitive health. A…

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