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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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Long-Term Care—Simply Having It Available Benefits Spousal Caregivers
, Caregiving

The Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) allows researchers to examine how regional and policy differences across 11 European countries may impact…

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Laugh It Off: Exercise + Laughter Equals Benefits for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In light of research that suggests enjoyment is a predictor of physical activity participation in older adults, a recent study examined whether an exercise program…

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Are Older Adults a Help or Hindrance to Their Communities in Times of Crisis?
, Policy & Regulation

In an attempt to understand how communities can better cope with natural disasters, researchers and governments are looking at factors associated with communities’ preparedness for…

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What Works? A Type of Brain Training Associated with Reduced Dementia Risk
, Aging & Wellness

The Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study followed 2,802 older adults who were assigned to one of three types of cognitive…

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TRENDING NOW: London Senior Residence Redesigns with Eye on Reducing Loneliness
, Senior Housing

A senior living residence in South London, known as an almshouse, has undergone innovative design changes to combat loneliness in its residents. Traditional English almshouses…

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Text Me L8R: Older Adults’ Technology Use & Social Engagement by Gender
, Technology

Researchers used data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to investigate patterns of technology use by older adults and how they’re related to…

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Help from Man’s Best Friend: Dog Ownership Is Good for Your Heart & Your Longevity
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

Among the records kept by the Swedish government on its citizens are dog ownership, the number of individuals in a household, and cause of death.…

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Lost at Sea: Caregivers Stressed by Navigating Support Systems
, Caregiving

A new study suggests that in addition to the often emotionally and physically challenging care they provide, caregivers should be seen as navigators of complex…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Picking Up Pickleball
, Aging & Wellness

Pickleball, an easy-to-learn sport that is growing in popularity, is bringing generations together and keeping older adults healthy. The game is similar to tennis, but…

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