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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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Meaning Maker: Are Aging Policies Effective for Older Adults’ Meaningful Participation?
, Policy & Regulation

A recent study aims to shed light on common themes of aging policies that may be counterproductive. The investigators analyzed 11 policies on meaningful participation…

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TRENDING NOW: Coworking Spaces for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A Brooklyn-based company is changing the culture of coworking spaces to something many people would not expect in a crowded and bustling office environment. Coworking…

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Attitude Adjustment: Educational Quiz Influences Young Adults’ Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently attempted to influence people’s perceptions of aging by testing their knowledge of aging-related facts. . .  and the results were surprisingly effective. The…

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Have You Heard? Hearing Aids Keep Older Adults Healthy
, Technology

A study on the benefits of using hearing aids found that using the devices can counteract many of the negative health outcomes associated with hearing…

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Caring for Grandchildren: The Benefits for Cognitive Health
, Aging & Wellness

Spending time with grandchildren can be emotionally meaningful to many older adults, but one study showed that there may be an added cognitive benefit from…

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Which Gets Top Score in Cognitive Benefits—Brain Games or Video Games?
, Technology

Brain training games have become widely popular, but how do they stack up against video games? A recent study aimed to find out by comparing…

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Back to School: Addressing Our Workforce Challenge at the University Level
, Policy & Regulation

Inspiring the next generation of workers to join the aging services field is a significant obstacle for many organizations. A recent Seniors Housing & Care…

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TRENDING NOW: Choirs as a Key to Countering Loneliness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As loneliness becomes a social health problem for older adults, solutions are constantly being tested. From high-tech robots and personalized virtual speakers, researchers and inventors…

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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently completed a two-part study on the effects of “sport fandom” on older adults’ well-being, including game attendance, team identification, and perceived emotional support.…

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Bringing the Outdoors In: How Indoor Nature Benefits Senior Living Residents
, Senior Housing

Experiencing and interacting with nature can have profound effects on well-being, but what are the best ways for senior living providers to offer nature interventions…

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