Aging & Wellness

Making Their Own Hours: Flexible Work Arrangements Impact Older Workers’ Job Performance
, Aging & Wellness

By retaining older workers, organizations can benefit from their accumulated skills and experience. One study investigated how supporting older workers through culture and flexible work…

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The Lonely Brain: How Loneliness Affects Risks of Specific Dementia Types
, Aging & Wellness

Loneliness is related to numerous age-related diseases. A recent study investigated the relationship between perceived loneliness and dementia risk. While loneliness has been linked to…

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Self-Control: Feelings of Control & Subjective Age in Younger & Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Research shows that older adults who feel they have greater control over their lives tend to feel younger. A recent study sought to understand how…

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Great Expectations: How Older Adults’ Expectations of Generativity Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Generativity, defined as contributing to the welfare of others, is associated with well-being. A recent study examined how perceived generativity and failure to meet one’s…

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A Study of Solitude: How Middle-Aged and Older Adults Experience Solitude
, Aging & Wellness

While loneliness has been the subject of many studies, little is known about the experience of solitude. Solitude is defined by the absence of interaction…

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What Happens to Your Mental Health When You Retire?
, Aging & Wellness

Retiring could be a stressful life event or a welcome relief, depending on the individual and the circumstances. A recent study of government workers tries…

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TRENDING: Cannabis Use on the Rise among Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As the legalization of cannabis is becoming a nationwide trend, more researchers than ever are on the hunt to find significant study results supporting—or disproving—marijuana’s…

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TRENDING NOW: Acting Classes Open New World for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reported on a popular program at the Culver City (California) Senior Center. Mathew Hoffman, a former theater student at the Barklee…

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Tracing the Cycle of Social Disconnectedness, Isolation & Depression in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Social isolation has negative consequences for older adults, but little research has sought to understand how social disconnectedness (lack of contact with others) and perceptions…

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Bingo! Playing Games Associated with Higher Late-Life Cognitive Function
, Aging & Wellness

Some intellectual activities are associated with better cognitive function among older adults, but the effects of playing games has been unclear. Researchers recently analyzed longitudinal…

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TRENDING NOW: Working the Gig Economy after 50—Fun or Financially Necessary?
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reports a trend where older adults are working in nontraditional settings such as driving services. Estimates from various sources indicate that…

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Glass Half Full: Optimism Linked to Long-Term Health
, Aging & Wellness

Expecting good things to happen may prove true when it comes to health. A recent study examining the relationship between dispositional optimism and healthy aging…

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