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Aging & Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research

Over the past few decades, autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have drawn much attention in medical and social science literature. However, there is still…

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Understanding Developmental Time’s Effects on Biological & Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

When we use the word “age” in common speech, we are usually referring to our chronological age, or the number of years since our birth.…

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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Individuals with moderate-to-severe dementia have difficulty in reporting pain to caregivers and other care providers. Because of this, a number of observational pain assessment measures…

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Aging & Mental Health: Emerging Issues
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Mental illness often goes underdiagnosed and undertreated within the older adult population, and this is a growing concern as more Americans begin to join this…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Webinar Series: Online Health Literacy
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

Better Health Is Just a Click Away Information is power, especially when it comes to health. This three-part webinar series is designed to provide individuals…

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Mather LifeWays Institue on Aging Announces 2nd Annual Promising Practices Award
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

The Promising Practices Award highlights organizations that are moving away from conventional practices by developing and implementing new and innovative approaches in long-term care and…

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Falls Risk Assessments and a Possible Link to Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Falls Reduction

There are a few tests which are used to assess mobility and falls risk in older adults, such as the “Timed Up and Go” test…

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New Technology for Ongoing In-Home Health Assessment
, Technology

Researchers and practitioners in the field of aging must be able to detect individual change in health status over time. Current methodology in the study…

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Family Alliance and CJE’s Friend Center: Our Partners in Design and Development
, Spotlight on Partners

Mather LifeWays is pleased to initiate a new Spotlight on Partners section! We work with many organizations that are serving older adults in a variety…

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Sleep Disorders and Cognition: Research Findings and Potential Treatments
, Cognitive Health

While it is difficult to definitively identify any specific causes of cognitive decline, studies have found an association between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive function in…

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Assessing the Quality of Life of People with Dementia: A Marriage of Research, Practice, and Technology
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Researchers and practitioners require reliable and valid methods for measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia to assess the impact of interventions,…

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Age Strong: Natural Bodybuilding and Narratives of Aging
, Health & Wellness

The field of narrative gerontology examines how the aging experience is influenced by broader cultural stories, specifically those regarding growing older. Narrative gerontologists argue that,…

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