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Glass Half Empty: Negative Stereotypes of Aging Persist against All Odds
, Policy & Regulation

Holding negative stereotypes about aging has been associated with poorer cognitive function and increased risk of disability in later life, as well as decreased longevity.…

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Exercise Classes Work Out for Older Adults in Surprising Ways
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study of four different exercise classes showed that physical fitness isn’t the only benefit that such courses can provide. Participant surveys and brain…

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Re-Examining Retirement: A Look at 7 Pressing Issues with Retiring Today
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

As the landscape of retirement is rapidly changing, a group of researchers and public officials recently outlined seven pressing retirement issues and questions surrounding them…

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TRENDING NOW: The Ruff Side of Pet Therapy Programs
, Senior Housing

Pet therapy programs are becoming more common in senior living and health care facilities, but a surprising number of facilities have safety concerns related to…

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Combining Home Care & Activity Coaching Improves Function in Care Recipients
, Caregiving

As older adults come to need help from paid or informal caregivers, the health changes that necessitate this assistance often mean they have fewer opportunities…

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Failed Taste Test: How Our Ability to Identify Flavor Declines with Age
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated changes in how we taste flavors as we age. The authors found that not only do older adults find flavors less…

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Empowering Residents to Educate
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, a collaboration between a university and a Life Plan Community has created a unique educational program that builds on the life experience and knowledge…

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Rich Man, Poor Man: How Does a Positive Attitude toward Aging Affect Different Economic Groups?
, Aging & Wellness

Previous research on aging has shown that positive attitudes toward aging can have multiple benefits for health and well-being, but it has not been clear…

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Tickled Pink: How Pink Noise Improves Older Adults’ Sleep & Memory
, Technology

Researchers are continuing to explore the relationship between sleep and cognition in older adults. (For example, see here.) Recently, researchers examined one potential technology for…

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TRENDING NOW: Common Technology Use within Senior Living
, Technology

The most widely used resident care technologies in the senior living industry, according to the recent ASHA Senior Living Technology Report, are emergency response systems…

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When Volunteers Vamoose: Why Older Adults Stop Volunteering
, Aging & Wellness

Volunteering by older adults not only provides important societal benefits, but has also been shown to have positive impacts on the health of those who…

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Setting the Record Straight: Debunking Harmful Myths about Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Ageism, inaccurate media portrayals, and lack of adequate education on aging all combine to produce a number of misconceptions about aging. In light of the…

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