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TRENDING NOW: Hearing Aids Getting Smaller, Smarter, and—Soon—Cheaper
, Technology

Hearing aid technology has undergone dramatic improvements to make the devices smaller and smarter than they used to be. These devices can now connect to…

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Tale of Two Countries: How Health Care Systems in US & Canada Burden Caregivers
, Policy & Regulation

When two researchers in Canada and the United States compared their experiences as caregivers, both were surprised by the “substantial burden of negotiating and managing…

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The Right Tool for the Right Job: Measuring Psychological Wellness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Self-esteem (SE) is an important attribute at any age. That said, does it remain the same into later life? What’s more, how do researchers measure…

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Late-Life Brain Workout: Those Over Age 70 Still Benefit from Cognitively Stimulating Activities
, Aging & Wellness

A number of studies have shown a positive association between cognitively stimulating activities and later cognitive function. However, few of these studies look at the…

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“Inflamm-aging”: How Inflammation Speeds Up Biological Aging
, Aging & Wellness

A growing body of research points to the role of low-grade chronic inflammation in accelerating biological aging, a process that has been termed inflamm-aging. A…

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TRENDING NOW: Number of Family Caregivers to Drop as Need Rises
, Caregiving

A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that the number of potential family caregivers is shrinking at a time…

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Believe in Yourself: The Concept of Stereotype Threat and How It Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent review of the stereotype threat that older adults face about their cognitive abilities, the author found that common factors observed in other…

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Play It Again: The Benefits of Introducing Play to People with Dementia
, Aging & Wellness

The Dutch historian Johan Huizinga has suggested that play is “at the heart of human activity and is what gives meaning to life,” regardless of…

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Going to Pot: Older Adults and Legalized Marijuana
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In 2014, a nationally representative survey found that 5.1 percent of adults over 50 had used cannabis in the past month, and the rate of…

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A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way: Cognitive Benefits Gained from the Briefest of Workouts
, Aging & Wellness

Numerous studies have found an association between physical activity and later cognitive performance, but most have relied on self-reported activity. A recent study tried to…

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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: How Older Adults Gauge Distance
, Aging & Wellness

Over the years, research has demonstrated that human perception is never quite as simple as it appears. For example, we know data taken in through…

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TRENDING NOW: Adult Playgrounds
, Aging & Wellness

Adult playgrounds have long been popular in China, Japan, and parts of Europe and South America, and now the concept is increasingly being adopted in…

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