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Privacy Policies: Considerations for Smart Home Technology in Senior Living
, Policy & Regulation

What are the implications of smart home technology within senior living residences on residents’ privacy? Tech products developed to help identify health problems or maintain…

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Positive Views, Positive Outcomes: Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Aging, Leisure Activities & Physical Health
, Aging & Wellness

Over time, a consensus has been reached by researchers that perceptions of aging are linked to health outcomes in older adults, including their physical functioning.…

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Tech for Health: The Converging Digital Divide
, Technology

Expanding on the commonly acknowledged age gap in technology adoption, a recent study explored whether similar differences exist among different ethnic groups of older adults.…

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Driving Question: Can Cognitive Training Help Older Adults Retain the Ability to Drive a Car?
, Aging & Wellness

Can cognitive training prolong older adults’ ability to drive a car? In a ten-year study that earned a 2018 Bronze Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on…

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A Word to the Wise: How Wisdom Affects Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study explored three components of wisdom and their association with older adults’ subjective well-being and the impact of negative life events. While wisdom…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Age Well from Podcasts
, Technology

Older adults have access to a new medium for information and directed activities to help them age well: podcasts. Podcasts that help older adults age…

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The Loyal Treatment: Resident Loyalty in Life Plan Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers recently investigated Life Plan Community resident loyalty outcomes from a hospitality perspective. They proposed that a focus on residents’ needs would make the community…

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Solitary Refinement: Not All Older Adults Who Live Alone Are at Risk
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study documents the differences in the social networks of older adults living alone and identifies which types of the networks are associated with…

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Demographics, Depression & Differences in Wellness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, researchers examined looked at how demographic variables and depression symptoms related to wellness, resilience, and age perceptions among independent living senior living residents. In…

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Care Pairs: Exploring Relationships between Caregivers & Patients
, Caregiving

Using interviews, researchers investigated how to maintain supportive relationships between older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their informal caregivers. This study focused on relationships…

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Lonely Hearts, Helping Hands: Easing Loneliness for Recent Widows with Volunteering
, Aging & Wellness

In light of the numerous negative physical and mental consequences associated with loneliness, researchers examined whether becoming a volunteer might attenuate some of the loneliness…

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TRENDING NOW: A Social Cycling Experience for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

A small but growing international trend within the older adult population has been reported by McKnight’s Senior Living and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. A new…

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