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Weather & Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

An ever-growing body of literature on physical activity confirms that being active is more than a sign of good health among older adults. Physical activity…

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Participatory Action Research for Culture Change
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The culture change movement brought a much-needed emphasis on the dignity and humanity of those receiving long-term care. Research has identified many outcomes of culture…

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Geriatric Knowledge Among Emergency Nurses
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Adults age 65 and older make up at least 15% of emergency department visits, and they have longer lengths of emergency department stay, as well…

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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The Veterans Administration has taken up the model of person-centered care, asking administrators throughout its health care system to modify their facilities and train their…

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Mental Health Benefits of Neighborhood for Older Mexican American Men
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

For all the positive steps we can take for our health—exercise, social engagement, diet—much of our wellbeing is out of our control. A growing body…

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Cumulative Lifetime Adversity and Resilience
, Resilience

A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology lends a fresh perspective to Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous quote, “That which does not…

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Does Internet Use Affect Offline Social Networks of Users Age 50 and Up?
, Technology

With the proportion of older adults using the internet increasing every year, researchers have begun to examine how the internet affects various aspects of their…

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2011 "Beautiful Minds" Call for Entries
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

Last year, Mather’s More Than a Café customer Annie Robinson was a recipient of Beautiful Minds, a campaign of the National Center for Creative Aging…

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Working Memory and the Oldest Old: A Training Study
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

As discussed recently in this blog and in many others, Cognitive Training (CT) is an emerging method to improve the wellbeing of older adults. Based…

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Cultural Resources May Help 1st and 2nd Generation Japanese Americans Age Well
, Cognitive Health

Cultural diversity poses many interesting questions to the study of mental health. The language, and to a large extent the experience, of mental health can…

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Cognitive Training May Improve Memory Function in Late-Life Depression
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Late-life depression is a significant risk factor for dementia. Cognitive impairment, including memory impairment, is one effect of depression, which can also lead to further…

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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The patient-centered model of care is well-regarded as a means to address the needs of older adults with chronic diseases. The patient-centered model is not…

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