Aging & Wellness

Extra Credit: The Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

What happens when older adults go back to school? Researchers investigated the cognitive benefits of coursework for older adults in a study that earned a…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Turn to Virtual Jobs for Extra Income during Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

As COVID-19 continues to contribute to a tight economy, older adults are creatively finding alternative ways to get out of economic woes, as The Oakland…

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The Ties That Bind: The Benefits of Strong and Weak Social Connections Later in Life
, Aging & Wellness

As we age, do close relationships or weaker social connections benefit us more? The long-term association between different types of social ties and emotional well-being…

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Raising Resilience: Improving Older Adults’ Well-Being with a Resilience-Based Intervention
, Aging & Wellness

Resilience—the ability to recover from or adapt well to adversity, loss, or other difficulties—is associated with a number of benefits to well-being. However, few interventions…

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A Lifetime of Relationships Affects Life Satisfaction in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Being married has been shown to have benefits for older adults’ well-being. New research suggests the relationships one has throughout life have a role to…

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TRENDING NOW: Robots, AI & Other Futuristic Technology Find a Home in Senior Living
, Aging & Wellness

Technology to improve the lives of older adults is everywhere, including some game-changing breakthroughs on the horizon for senior living residences, both in the structure…

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Coping with COVID-19 Stress: Differences in How Older, Younger Adults Handle Pandemic Stressors
, Aging & Wellness

Studies show that older age is associated with higher levels of emotional wellness and less reactivity to stressors. Researchers recently conducted a study to determine…

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Growth & Gratitude: The Benefits of Gratitude for Older & Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Expressing gratitude has multiple social, emotional, and health benefits. In a study that earned the 2020 Gold Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers examined the…

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Deciding Factor: Decision-Making Doesn’t Decline for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

There is a misconception that cognitive abilities decline with age. Findings from a recent study on older adults’ decision-making abilities challenge this assumption. As part…

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TRENDING NOW: Phone Banks Ease Isolation, Create Connections
, Aging & Wellness

As the Coronavirus carries on throughout the country, so too do the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety across all different populations. These feelings, sprouting from…

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Smooth Move: Older Adults Practicing Tai Chi in Class & at Home Gather Multiple Benefits
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers investigated how to implement an engaging tai chi program for older adults, including encouraging home practice. The researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a six-week…

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How Do You Live to Be 100? You Might Be Surprised.
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent study, researchers examined the relationship between social and environmental factors and living to be a centenarian. While some of the results were…

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