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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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Go Green: Adding Green Spaces to Skilled Nursing Offers Bouquet of Benefits
, Senior Housing

 Spending time in nature has been shown to benefit well-being; however, some older adults are unable to get outdoors. Researchers investigated how bringing the outdoors…

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Caring for the Caregivers: How Family Caregivers View Their Personal Health Care
, Caregiving

Being a caregiver to a family member or friend can be a daunting, yet rewarding task. A recent study explored the types of supports needed…

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Tune It up, Tune It down: Tuned Lighting & Nursing Home Residents’ Sleep Quality
, Senior Housing

Innovations in lighting technology have led to the implementation of tuned lighting, which automatically adjusts color and intensity to provide a more natural cycle of…

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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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Immunity Garden: Horticulture Therapy & Older Adults’ Immune Functioning
, Aging & Wellness

The effectiveness of one’s immune system generally declines with age, resulting in greater susceptibility to infection and chronic inflammation in later years. Researchers explored how…

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TRENDING NOW: Inequity among Older Adults Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines
, Aging & Wellness

As the country is expecting some relief due to COVID-19 vaccines making their way across the country, an unexpected trend is occurring. Sprawled across the…

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Can Today’s Positive Social Interactions Increase Tomorrow’s Well-Being?
, Aging & Wellness

Social connection has repeatedly been shown to have a positive effect on health and well-being. Researchers investigated how positive social interactions compare to negative social…

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Still Got It: More Evidence That Cognitive Abilities Don’t Necessarily Decline with Age
, Aging & Wellness

Positive perceptions of aging have important benefits for older adults’ well-being. French researchers put cognitive ability age stereotypes to the test in a study of…

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