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How Older Adults’ Living Environments Affect Quality of Life
, Senior Housing

A number of factors can contribute to an older adult’s quality of life, many of which relate to their surrounding environment. A recent study of…

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TRENDING NOW: UK Addresses National Problem of Loneliness
, Policy & Regulation

A recent article in The Guardian explored the news of the UK appointing its first-ever minister for loneliness. This political move was a result of…

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Inflammation Information: How & Why Inflammation Impacts the Brain
, Aging & Wellness

Attention has recently increased for the negative health outcomes associated with inflammation. A recent study looked at the impact of inflammation on the brain, and…

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A Giving Heart: How Helping Behaviors Affect Cardiovascular Risk in Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

Engaging in helping behaviors has been suggested to benefit the giver as well as the recipient. A recent study looked at what impact three types…

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Exercising with Xbox: Exploring New Ways for Older Adults to Work Out
, Technology

Exercising with video games may be a fun and effective alternative to conventional exercise programs. In a recent study, investigators tested the effectiveness of Xbox…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology and Older Adults’ Independence
, Technology

In January 2018, the start-up company Voyage announced that it’s testing a self-driving taxi service inside The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in Florida.  A…

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Sexuality Matters: Health Disparities between Sexual Minority Women & Heterosexuals
, Aging & Wellness

Sexual minorities can face a number of social challenges such as marginalization, discrimination, and stigma, which generally have been associated with various negative health outcomes.…

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Lifestyle vs. Genetics: Factors in Building Memory Resilience & Reducing Risk of Dementia
, Aging & Wellness

Individuals with the genes APOE and CLU have been shown to have higher risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; however, a growing body of…

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hearing Loss Linked to Disability, Dementia, Depression
, Aging & Wellness

Some degree of hearing loss affects approximately 30 percent of those age 65 and better and between 70 and 90 percent of those 85 and…

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Taking Care of Professional Caregivers: A Look at How to Help an Essential Workforce
, Policy & Regulation

A quality workforce in direct care—encompassing both home health care workers and those in long-term care—is essential to caring for the growing population of older…

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Toy Story: What Happens When Those with Dementia Engage with a Robotic Stuffed Animal?
, Aging & Wellness

Robotic technology has been employed in a variety of ways, but perhaps the most cuddly implementation is in social robotic pets. One such pet that…

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TRENDING NOW: Police Receive Training in Interacting with Older Adults
, Policy & Regulation

Police officers are frequently the first point of contact in a number of instances involving older adults ranging from medical emergencies to behavioral altercations. In…

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