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Mather Institute is an award-winning resource for research and information about wellness, aging, trends in senior living, and successful aging service innovations. Through landmark research studies, often in partnership with universities around the country, the Institute has helped shape the aging services industry by sharing insights, information, and best practices.

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Tune It up, Tune It down: Tuned Lighting & Nursing Home Residents’ Sleep Quality
, Senior Housing

Innovations in lighting technology have led to the implementation of tuned lighting, which automatically adjusts color and intensity to provide a more natural cycle of…

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Napper’s Delight: Regular Napping Linked to Stronger Cognitive Function in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Hitting the snooze button may not be so bad after all, especially for your brain! A study published in General Psychiatry assessed older adults’ cognitive…

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Brain Gain: Physical Activity Boosts Brain Volume in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The benefits of being physically active are hard to ignore, but the evidence is still out regarding how much is enough activity in relation to…

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