Aging & Wellness

Dialing Down Depression: Delivering Tele-Mental Health Treatments with Lay Counselors
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin looked at the effect of telehealth treatment by lay counselors vs. clinicians on depression among homebound older…

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Emotional Intelligence: How Older & Younger Adults Perceive Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Identifying and labeling emotions is one area in which older and younger people differ, but the reason why is still unclear. A recent study utilized…

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Good Sleep = Good Brain Health: Duration of Night’s Sleep Associated with Alzheimer’s Risk
, Aging & Wellness

Past research has found a link between disrupted sleep, which is common in aging, and poorer cognition. To date, researchers have already found evidence for…

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TRENDING NOW: TV Talent Show Showcases Older Adults On- and Off-Screen
, Aging & Wellness

A new trend in the realm of entertainment is sweeping across televisions around the country. McKnight’s Senior Living reports on a streaming service designed for…

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Achieving Eldership: Alaska Native Elders Share Stories of Aging Well
, Aging & Wellness

In recent years, health and aging researchers have increasingly turned to the theory of gerotranscendence to understand aspects of positive aging and developmental shifts in…

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Financial Knowledge Is Power: Examining Older Adults’ Income Security & Financial Understanding
, Aging & Wellness

Managing finances can be challenging at any age, but may be particularly important for older adults on a fixed income. In a study that earned…

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Work-Life Balance: Poor Treatment at Work Affects Well-Being of Older Employees & Their Spouses
, Aging & Wellness

Older adults comprise the largest segment of the US workforce, yet they also experience the most interpersonal mistreatment. Researchers at the University of New Mexico…

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Of Wisdom & Well-Being: Personal Wisdom & Quality of Life in Chinese Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Wisdom, or the accumulation of knowledge, judgment, reflection, and an experiential understanding of the social world, has long been acknowledged as a positive aspect of…

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For Better & for Worse: Older Couples Influence Each Other’s Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Research has found that couples can be interdependent, resulting in one spouse’s well-being affecting the other’s and vice versa. A study explored the role that…

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TRENDING NOW: Pandemic-Related Early Retirement among Baby Boomers
, Aging & Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many residual consequences, even as we find ways to normalize our lives. The Los Angeles Times reports on one such…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Reclaim Physical Health after Pandemic Restrictions Ease
, Aging & Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to daily life, as well as far-reaching consequences even as we are rounding the corner. One such consequence…

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See, Hear: The Effects of Stress on the Senses
, Aging & Wellness

Long-term exposure to stress can have numerous consequences, particularly on one’s mental and physical health. A recent study investigated whether the effects of stress extend…

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