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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.


Geriatric Knowledge Among Emergency Nurses

Adults age 65 and older make up at least 15% of emergency department visits, and they have longer lengths of emergency department stay, as well…

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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home

The Veterans Administration has taken up the model of person-centered care, asking administrators throughout its health care system to modify their facilities and train their…

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Mental Health Benefits of Neighborhood for Older Mexican American Men

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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Cumulative Lifetime Adversity and Resilience
, Resilience

A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology lends a fresh perspective to Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous quote, “That which does not…

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Does Internet Use Affect Offline Social Networks of Users Age 50 and Up?
, Technology

With the proportion of older adults using the internet increasing every year, researchers have begun to examine how the internet affects various aspects of their…

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2011 "Beautiful Minds" Call for Entries
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

Last year, Mather’s More Than a Café customer Annie Robinson was a recipient of Beautiful Minds, a campaign of the National Center for Creative Aging…

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Working Memory and the Oldest Old: A Training Study
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

As discussed recently in this blog and in many others, Cognitive Training (CT) is an emerging method to improve the wellbeing of older adults. Based…

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Cultural Resources May Help 1st and 2nd Generation Japanese Americans Age Well
, Cognitive Health

Cultural diversity poses many interesting questions to the study of mental health. The language, and to a large extent the experience, of mental health can…

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Cognitive Training May Improve Memory Function in Late-Life Depression
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Late-life depression is a significant risk factor for dementia. Cognitive impairment, including memory impairment, is one effect of depression, which can also lead to further…

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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?

The patient-centered model of care is well-regarded as a means to address the needs of older adults with chronic diseases. The patient-centered model is not…

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New National Survey of Family Members of CCRC Residents
, Long-term Care, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

What are family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) thinking about or planning for regarding their own future lifestyle and health…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends

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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