Aging & Wellness

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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Yesterday’s Actions Impact Today’s Cognition Differently for Older Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

New research suggests the leisure activities older adults engaged in before age 40 can have a very different impact on their cognitive health, depending on…

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TRENDING NOW: The Llama Will See You Now
, Aging & Wellness

Animal therapy has become quite common, especially around college campuses, hospitals, and Life Plan Communities. The mention of animal therapy might elicit mental images of…

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Social Butterflies & Couch Potatoes: How Older Adults’ Health Is Affected by Their Partner’s Activities
, Aging & Wellness

Recent research examined the activities of older couples to understand the link between activities and health, with a focus on the relationship between partner activities…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Have a Say in Product Development That Targets Their Demographic
, Aging & Wellness

A group of older adults who call themselves Longevity Explorers are breaking new ground with businesses and product developers. These older adults are providing valuable…

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Gossip for Good: Social Talk Keeps Isolated Older Adults Connected
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, a researcher explored how social talk may support isolated older adults aging in place. This study earned a bronze 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research…

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