Aging & Wellness

Attitude Adjustment: Educational Quiz Influences Young Adults’ Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently attempted to influence people’s perceptions of aging by testing their knowledge of aging-related facts. . .  and the results were surprisingly effective. The…

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Caring for Grandchildren: The Benefits for Cognitive Health
, Aging & Wellness

Spending time with grandchildren can be emotionally meaningful to many older adults, but one study showed that there may be an added cognitive benefit from…

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TRENDING NOW: Choirs as a Key to Countering Loneliness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As loneliness becomes a social health problem for older adults, solutions are constantly being tested. From high-tech robots and personalized virtual speakers, researchers and inventors…

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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently completed a two-part study on the effects of “sport fandom” on older adults’ well-being, including game attendance, team identification, and perceived emotional support.…

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Slips, Trips & Fewer Falls: New Research in Fall-Prevention Training
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent study, 44 community-dwelling adults age 65 or better participated in a series of three training sessions designed to teach them how to…

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A New Reason Creative Activities Are Good for Older Adults: Generativity
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how finding meaning and benefit in creative hobbies helps to enhance older adults’ sense of generativity. Generativity refers to the desire…

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Sit, Walk, or Stand? The Better Way for Older Adults to Take a Break
, Aging & Wellness

There has been a surge in research suggesting that sitting too much is hazardous to one’s health. But is standing or walking a more effective…

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What Do YOU Think? Effects on Longevity of Advice-Seeking & Self-Sufficiency
, Aging & Wellness

Self-sufficiency is a highly valued personal characteristic for many Americans. However, the health benefits of this characteristic remain unclear. A recent study aimed to compare…

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Social Status: Can Social Participation Help Older Adults with High Risk of Major Mobility Disability?
, Aging & Wellness

As part of a larger study, researchers investigated how level of participation in social activities influenced the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention. Over 1,600…

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Reading Material Matters: Effects of Books & Magazines on Aging Brains
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated whether reading books is better for the aging brain than reading magazines. The researchers looked at data from a longitudinal study…

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Feeling Older? You Might Experience Less Complex Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Having complex emotional experiences is important for maintaining well-being, as is feeling younger than one actually is. In two studies, researchers investigated how these concepts…

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Positive Views, Positive Outcomes: Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Aging, Leisure Activities & Physical Health
, Aging & Wellness

Over time, a consensus has been reached by researchers that perceptions of aging are linked to health outcomes in older adults, including their physical functioning.…

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