Health & Wellness

Prevalence of Insomnia Among Older Adults
, Health & Wellness

Research shows that many older adults report difficulties with sleeping, but it is often unclear whether these difficulties result from primary insomnia (PI, or insomnia…

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Virtual Exercise Gaming & Cognition
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Interventions are needed to address dementia and cognitive decline. A developing body of literature suggests that physical exercise might prevent, delay, or reduce the symptoms…

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Gait, Cognition, & Falls Risk
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Gait performance—the ability to walk steadily at a useful pace—is a strong predictor of falls. Because gait involves the incorporation of multiple cognitive and physical…

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Promoting Strength & Balance with Salsa Dancing
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Falls are the main cause of injury among adults age 65 and better. Loss of postural control (the ability to maintain balance) and loss of…

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Dietary Resilience: Eat Well to Age Well
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Adequate nutrition is crucial for healthy aging. Older adulthood often brings many social and health changes that can make it difficult to sustain a healthy…

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Can Physical Activity Halt Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)?
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a diagnosis of cognitive decline that is greater than would be expected based on age and education, but which does…

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Expert Consensus on the Benefits of Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

It’s clear that being physically active has a variety of benefits for older adults, however, it’s less clear which specific types of activity are most…

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A Holistic, Technological Approach to Wellness
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

To help older adults stay independent, researchers and clinicians are interested in both preventing and maintaining wellness. The term “wellness” usually includes several dimensions, such…

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The Go4Life Campaign: Encouraging Daily Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

The health benefits of daily physical activity are well-established, however, less than a quarter of older adults in the US regularly engage in it. For…

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Cognitive Well-Being: More Than “Brain Fitness”
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Countless technological “brain fitness” programs promise (or hint at promising) improved cognitive performance in the face of dementia. A recent article in The Gerontologist argues…

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Aging & Mental Health: Emerging Issues
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Mental illness often goes underdiagnosed and undertreated within the older adult population, and this is a growing concern as more Americans begin to join this…

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Age Strong: Natural Bodybuilding and Narratives of Aging
, Health & Wellness

The field of narrative gerontology examines how the aging experience is influenced by broader cultural stories, specifically those regarding growing older. Narrative gerontologists argue that,…

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