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Scrutinizing Supports & Stressors for Informal Caregivers
, Caregiving

In light of the crucial importance of informal caregivers of older adults and how taxing their work can be, a recent study looked into what…

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TRENDING NOW: Social Media Trending as Platform for Fighting Ageism
, Policy & Regulation

The California government’s Commission on Aging is joining the fight against ageism and unrealistic portrayals of aging. As part of their “Hollywood Takes: On Aging”…

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Volunteer to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
, Aging & Wellness

In an innovative study, researchers examined how various types of social engagement and participation influence older adults’ risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers hypothesized that…

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Imagine Yourself Setting an Exercise Goal: Self-Regulatory Imagery & Physical Activity
, Aging & Wellness

Using imagery can play a valuable role in motivating and influencing physical activity. A recent study looked at the influence of a specific type of…

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Huddle Up to LOCK in Resident Engagement
, Senior Housing

A recent study examined how implementing the LOCK model can improve resident engagement and quality of interactions with staff in senior housing. The LOCK model…

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Are You Lonesome Tonight? Comparing Loneliness & Anxiety in Life Plan Communities & Adult Day Care
, Senior Housing

A recent study examined older adults in Life Plan Communities and adult day care centers to compare their levels of loneliness and anxiety about aging.…

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TRENDING NOW: Voice-Controlled Technologies in Senior Living
, Technology

As new voice recognition technologies emerge and the prices come down, this technology is receiving increased attention from the aging services industry. Voice-controlled technology holds…

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Live and Learn: Administrators-in-Training Live as Residents for a Day
, Senior Housing

As part of their education to become long-term care administrators, 159 undergraduate students participated in a “Resident for a Day” program in which they lived…

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Standing Up for Sitting Less: How Reducing Time Spent Sitting Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

To address the growing health concerns surrounding too much sedentary time, researchers investigated strategies to encourage older adults to be more active throughout the day…

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Higher Purpose, Greater Gains? A Look at Caregivers & Their Sense of Purpose
, Caregiving

Multiple beneficial health outcomes have been associated with having a sense of purpose in life. A recent study looked at whether sense of purpose in…

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Why Work Out? How Exercise Motivation Differs for Older & Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Prior research has suggested that as people age, motivations change from being focused on future-oriented goals to present-oriented, emotionally meaningful goals, such as maintaining social…

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Waltz for White Matter: To Reverse Natural Aging of Brain, Older Adults Should Step Up to Dance
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

The breaking down of cerebral white matter is one of the neural changes that drives age-related declines in cognition. Researchers set out to determine if…

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