Aging & Wellness

Measuring Physical Resilience
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Resilience is the ability to adaptively respond to challenges and adverse events. There are many types of resilience—emotional resilience, for example, is one form of…

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Significant Findings from First-Ever National Survey of CCRC Residents’ Families
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

In 2011, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Ziegler, and Brecht Associates, Inc. partnered to conduct the first-ever national survey of family members of residents living…

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Masters Athletes Retain Muscle Mass
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

There is a common assumption that muscle mass is naturally lost with aging. Indeed, research shows that individuals lose an average of eight percent of…

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Neighborhood Walkability, Income and Physical Activity
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Low physical activity is a risk factor for a variety of functional impairments and health problems. Older adults are at particular risk for physical inactivity…

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Understanding Developmental Time’s Effects on Biological & Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

When we use the word “age” in common speech, we are usually referring to our chronological age, or the number of years since our birth.…

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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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