Aging & Wellness

The “Glass Half Full” Perspective: How Optimism Affects Longevity in Women
, Aging & Wellness

We may all be inclined to think that optimism is good for us in some way. In fact, we are surrounded by positive messaging promoting…

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“I’m Not Grandma, I’m Glamma (Glamorous Grandma)”: How Language Shapes Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Changes in language trigger changes in social perceptions over time, including language addressing aging and older adults. In a study that earned a Bronze 2022…

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Keeping Calm & Carrying On: Older Adults Experience Less Stress Than Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers have notoriously indicated that older adults are more resilient than younger adults. A new study indicates that they are also less likely to experience…

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TRENDING NOW: More Older Adults are “Unretiring”
, Aging & Wellness

Prior reports have revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many older adults retiring early. A Spectrum News article has that number specifically at 3…

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A Life of Leisure? How Lifelong Education, Work & Even Leisure Can Impact Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers have previously looked at biological or neurological factors to explore cognitive wellness. However, there still is not a clear picture of why there are…

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Perchance To Dream: How Short Sleep Is Associated with Risk of Multimorbidity in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

One third of a human’s life is devoted to sleep. Most of us know how important sleep is, but perhaps we do not know how…

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Collegiate Life Redux: Older Adults Seeking Roommates for Inflationary Cost Sharing
, Aging & Wellness

Recent economic squeezes in the US due to inflation have affected food, gasoline, and home prices. These rates of high inflation have been affecting Americans…

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Beyond Your Silver Sneakers: Promoting More Multidimensional Wellness Initiatives in Senior Living Communities
, Aging & Wellness

Group exercise classes are a staple of wellness programs targeting older adults within senior living communities. However, while they may be easy to adopt and…

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Golfing “Fore” Good: How Golf Could Improve Well-Being of Individuals with Dementia
, Aging & Wellness

Participation in sports has long been linked to various aspects of health, including social, psychological, and physical well-being. However, less has been explored on how…

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Excelling against the Odds: Ageism & Perspectives on Treatment Efficacy among Mental Health Care Workers
, Aging & Wellness

As the population of older adults continues to grow, the need for mental health care workers servicing older adults increases. However, the prevalence of mental…

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Day by Day: How Daily Interactions Affect Older Adults’ Sense of Purpose
, Aging & Wellness

A sense of purpose in life can be very influential. It can affect our goals, directions, and sometimes even health outcomes. In a study that…

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When Things Get Ruff: How Dog Walking Eased Pandemic Loneliness
, Aging & Wellness

Pet ownership increases the likelihood that owners interact with other individuals, an opportunity that is of particular interest to older adults who are often socially…

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