Aging & Wellness

Sense of Personal Control and Physical Well-Being: A Cross-national Study
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Researchers have hypothesized that older adults who have a strong sense of personal control may likely live healthier and longer lives. More specifically, older adults…

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Successful Aging and Longevity in Older Women
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

A recent study published in Journal of Aging Research uncovered additional support for the “successful aging” theory as well as new findings on the impact…

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Positive and Negative Perceptions of Older Workers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

As a growing number of older adults find themselves looking for work, it is important to understand how older adults are viewed and treated in…

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Rural Challenges to Active Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Older adults living in rural areas of the United States encounter particular challenges as they Age Well. Larger distances, fewer transportation options, and limited access…

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Unmarried Cohabitating Partners: A Growing Caregiver Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

As the population of older adults in need of care continues to rise, more informal care work is provided by family and friends. Evidence has…

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The Evidence-Practice Gap: Drug Trials & Older Patients
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Older adults are underrepresented as subjects in drug trial, and this is particularly true for older adults with chronic disease, who represent a rapidly growing…

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Mental Health Benefits of Neighborhood for Older Mexican American Men
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

For all the positive steps we can take for our health—exercise, social engagement, diet—much of our wellbeing is out of our control. A growing body…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging derived 10 top senior living trends after surveying 600 senior living organizations representing more than 1,000 communities from 15 states.…

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Clinical Trials Fail to Sufficiently Represent Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Older adults use the highest proportion of medical and pharmaceutical treatment, but are vastly underrepresented in clinical trial research. A recent review of publications based…

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Employment and Aging: Using Large Scale Data To Ask, “Who Works?”
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

The so-called Great Recession has changed how Americans view work, and not just due to our 10% unemployment rate. Attacks on social security and pensions,…

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Why Older Workers are Struggling to Find Work
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

Researchers at Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College recently released a research brief outlining the employment challenges faced by adults 55 years…

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Gender and Aging: What Do We Know?
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

The popular science press hosts countless reports of sex-based differences between men and women. Magazines, weekend newspapers and email inboxes teem with commentary about statistically…

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