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No More Mr. Lonely: How Sense of Purpose Protects against Loneliness in Older Adults

Researchers have found evidence that, for older adults, having a sense of purpose in life can act as a barrier against loneliness and its detrimental effects.


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InvestigAge is an online resource for industry experts, by industry experts, featuring curated and condensed research findings from 2010 to late 2023 covering a broad cross-section of research on aging.


Physical Activity for Individuals Eighty & Older: Barriers & Motivators
, Gender and Aging

Physical activity is an important contributor to long-term well-being, one that tends to decrease as we age. An Ageing Research Reviews article summarizes the last…

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Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Online Support Groups for Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

As the prevalence of dementia increases, so does the prevalence of unpaid caregiving, as family members need to assume caregiving roles with their loved ones.…

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Videogaming as a Diagnostic Tool for Fall Risk
, Health & Wellness

The Nintendo Wii, a videogame console that detects the user’s motion in gameplay, has been used in community centers and residences as a way to…

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The Evidence-Practice Gap: Drug Trials & Older Patients

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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Successful Aging & the Importance of Psychological Health
, Cognitive Health

A study published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes lends support to the notion that successful aging can be affected by more than physical…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging 2011 Wellness Webinars Series
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays, Uncategorized

Senior living residences are focusing increasingly on resident and staff wellness as a way to not only improve the well-being of residents and staff but…

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Aiding Memory Through Cognitive Stimulation
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Scholarship has shown that cognitive stimulation may aid in improving the memory abilities in older adults. For this reason, senior living residences, senior centers, and…

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“Virtual Coaches” for Symptom Management
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

“Pretend that I am your health care practitioner and respond out loud to me… Tell me about your pain, aches, soreness, or discomfort.” Imagine hearing…

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Fun & Games in Older Adults’ Online Communities
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research

Older adults are usually overlooked in the online entertainment world; by and large, online gaming and entertainment is marketed to the adolescent and young adult…

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Encouraging Physical Activity Against Frailty
, Health & Wellness

A review article in Clinics in Geriatric Medicine provides a summary of how physical exercise has been shown to prevent, minimize, and even reverse frailty…

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Weather & Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

An ever-growing body of literature on physical activity confirms that being active is more than a sign of good health among older adults. Physical activity…

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Participatory Action Research for Culture Change

The culture change movement brought a much-needed emphasis on the dignity and humanity of those receiving long-term care. Research has identified many outcomes of culture…

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