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A Closer Look at Caregivers: Caregiver Types Defined by Burdens & Benefits
, Caregiving

Researchers recently used data from two major surveys of aging and caregiving to categorize caregiving experiences into five types, and to identify the prevalence of…

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Total Recall: How Age-Related Stereotypes Affect Older Adults’ Recall & Memory
, Aging & Wellness

In two studies, researchers examined evidence that age-related stereotypes have a surprising effect on recall and memory in older adults. In the first study, approximately…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Live! Strategies for Improving Future Older Adults Housing
, Policy & Regulation

In light of recent efforts to reframe the discussion about housing for older adults, a recent Public Policy and Aging Report article described four strategies…

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TRENDING NOW: Japan Uses Robots to Bridge Employee Shortage in Eldercare
, Technology

A recent article in The New York Times explored the news of Japan implementing worker-robots in Tokyo’s Shin-Tomi nursing home. Although this may be surprising…

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Want to Improve Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents? Focus on These 3 Key Needs
, Senior Housing

The psychological theory of self-determination suggests that our needs for autonomy, relatedness, and feeling effective (competency) are key elements of human well-being. A recent longitudinal…

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The Long & Short of It: Get Your Recommended Weekly Physical Activity However You Can
, Aging & Wellness

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released in 2008 recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate—or 75 minutes of vigorous—physical activity each…

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Working Out with Friends: The Benefits of Peer-Coaching
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers examined the effectiveness of a peer-coached exercise club for older adults. The club, which was founded in 2010 by an older adult, meets every…

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How Older Adults’ Living Environments Affect Quality of Life
, Senior Housing

A number of factors can contribute to an older adult’s quality of life, many of which relate to their surrounding environment. A recent study of…

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TRENDING NOW: UK Addresses National Problem of Loneliness
, Policy & Regulation

A recent article in The Guardian explored the news of the UK appointing its first-ever minister for loneliness. This political move was a result of…

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Inflammation Information: How & Why Inflammation Impacts the Brain
, Aging & Wellness

Attention has recently increased for the negative health outcomes associated with inflammation. A recent study looked at the impact of inflammation on the brain, and…

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A Giving Heart: How Helping Behaviors Affect Cardiovascular Risk in Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

Engaging in helping behaviors has been suggested to benefit the giver as well as the recipient. A recent study looked at what impact three types…

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Exercising with Xbox: Exploring New Ways for Older Adults to Work Out
, Technology

Exercising with video games may be a fun and effective alternative to conventional exercise programs. In a recent study, investigators tested the effectiveness of Xbox…

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