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A Second Life for Isolated Older Adults? A Real-Life Look at Using Virtual Environments for Socializing
, Technology

Advances in Internet technology have enabled the creation of immersive, realistic 3-D online environments. One of the most popular of these is Second Life, a…

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Taking Charge: Lessons from Letting Older Adults Self-Direct Their Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

As the number of care options available for older adults has grown, many older adults and policymakers are championing the concept of self-direction—the idea that…

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Zzzzz: Which Sleep Patterns in Older Adults Are Linked to Dementia?
, Aging & Wellness

Do sleep patterns predict older adults’ likelihood of developing dementia? Researchers attempted to answer this question by looking at how sleep patterns reported by older…

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Older Adults’ Feelings of Financial Strain Linked to Poor Health
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasing evidence suggests that interpretations of personal circumstances can impact individuals’ health and quality of life. Research shows that in developed countries the subjective experience…

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Out of the Blue: New Model Helps Family Caregivers of Stroke Sufferers
, Caregiving

Strokes provide numerous challenges to not only the sufferer of the stroke, but also to that individual’s caregiver. Because of the suddenness of strokes, many…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Hails Ride-Sharing Apps for Residents
, Technology

An increasing number of senior living and aging services organizations are turning to ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft as an option for…

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Feeling Useful as a Human Being into Older Adulthood
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers are beginning to explore self-perceived usefulness and its impact on how we age. Specifically, Chinese researchers recently examined how older adults view their level…

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Beet It: Immediate Brain Benefits Found for Drinking Beet Juice before Exercise
, Aging & Wellness

A new study finds that older adults with high blood pressure who drink beet juice before exercising enjoy greater brain plasticity.

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The Cost of Caregiving: Putting a Price on Tech That Helps Caregivers
, Caregiving

How much would you be willing to pay for technology to help with the caregiving of an older adult in your life? Researchers recently sought…

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Motivation Counts: Benefits to Older Adults from Tech Use Depends on Why They Use It
, Technology

Many potential benefits of information and communication technology (cell phones, social media, fitness trackers, etc.) have been suggested for older adults, but not much is…

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Three Cups a Day Keep Dementia Away: Promising Research for Coffee-Drinkers
, Aging & Wellness

A cup of joe is a regular part of many people’s daily routines, but beyond helping us wake up, could that coffee be offering other…

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TRENDING NOW: Skilled Nursing Homes Striving for a Comeback
, Senior Housing

A recent McKnight’s column titled “The Evolution of Nursing Homes” examines the changing world of skilled nursing homes and how many are convinced that this…

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