Aging & Wellness

Awesome! Experiencing Awe Boosts Older Adults’ Emotional Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

When is the last time you were in awe of something? A regular dose of awe may be a simple and quick way to boost…

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It’s More Than Physical Health: Successful Aging across Cultures
, Aging & Wellness

Traditional North American models of successful aging often focus primarily on physical and cognitive health maintenance in later years. A recent Brazilian study investigated how…

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Music to Our Ears: Older Adults’ Sleep Quality Improves with Music Therapy
, Aging & Wellness

The prevalence of sleep disturbance among older adults is somewhere from 40 to 70%, which can have significant impacts on cognitive function and physical health.…

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A Higher Purpose: Examining Links between Sense of Purpose & Healthy Behavior in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Much research has touted the benefits of having a sense of purpose and direction in life, including better immune functioning and increased longevity. There is…

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TRENDING NOW: Pandemic Pet Adoptions by Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

During the pandemic, among all the challenges and trials, a delightful trend has been making its way around the world: the concept of “pandemic pets”—offering…

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Circle of Friends: Older Adults’ Friendships Linked to Stronger Emotional Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology highlighted how everyday contact with friends may be linked to higher levels of happiness and life…

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Fast & Furiously Processing: Older Adults’ Visual Processing Speeds Up with Cognitive Training
, Aging & Wellness

Some aspects of cognition, such as visual attention, are suspected to decline in older age. However, specialized alertness training may help to counteract this effect.…

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Tea & Empathy: Links between Empathy, Social Networks & Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A growing body of research suggests that strong social ties may promote a sense of well-being and support successful aging in older adults. A recent…

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Sleep Tight: Combating Insomnia with Phone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
, Aging & Wellness

Insomnia, whether long-term or shorter, is a common sleep disorder. Long term, it can pose health problems and affect mental well-being. Medical and cognitive behavioral…

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TRENDING NOW: Intergenerational Storytelling Workshops
, Aging & Wellness

Storytelling has been a popular activity in a variety of settings. From team building exercises to therapeutic uses, many are finding  the exercise of creating…

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Napper’s Delight: Regular Napping Linked to Stronger Cognitive Function in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Hitting the snooze button may not be so bad after all, especially for your brain! A study published in General Psychiatry assessed older adults’ cognitive…

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Brain Gain: Physical Activity Boosts Brain Volume in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The benefits of being physically active are hard to ignore, but the evidence is still out regarding how much is enough activity in relation to…

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