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TRENDING NOW: Fitness Options for Stay-At-Home Older Adults
, Technology

As stay at home orders continue in many states, older adults are getting creative with ways to exercise and maintain their positive well-being. The Boston…

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Making Their Own Hours: Flexible Work Arrangements Impact Older Workers’ Job Performance
, Aging & Wellness

By retaining older workers, organizations can benefit from their accumulated skills and experience. One study investigated how supporting older workers through culture and flexible work…

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The Lonely Brain: How Loneliness Affects Risks of Specific Dementia Types
, Aging & Wellness

Loneliness is related to numerous age-related diseases. A recent study investigated the relationship between perceived loneliness and dementia risk. While loneliness has been linked to…

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Self-Control: Feelings of Control & Subjective Age in Younger & Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Research shows that older adults who feel they have greater control over their lives tend to feel younger. A recent study sought to understand how…

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Ready or Not: An Investigation of States’ Pandemic Regulations for Assisted Living
, Policy & Regulation

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers investigated assisted living’s preparedness for the outbreak by reviewing state regulations that had been established by the end…

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Adaptive Aging: How Adaptivity Improves Technology Usage in Older Adults
, Technology

More older adults are going online than ever before, but there may be wide variability in the range of resources accessed. A new study investigated…

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To Some Degree: Perspectives on IADL Care Responsibility Linked to Education Level
, Policy & Regulation

Attitudes among the general public can influence social policies. A recent study sought to understand how educational attainment relates to attitudes about who should be…

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HIIT the Mark: Nursing Home Residents Benefit from High-Intensity Interval Training
, Senior Housing

Regular physical activity has numerous health benefits, but different types of exercise may have different benefits for older adults. Researchers investigated the potential for high-intensity…

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Great Expectations: How Older Adults’ Expectations of Generativity Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Generativity, defined as contributing to the welfare of others, is associated with well-being. A recent study examined how perceived generativity and failure to meet one’s…

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TRENDING NOW: Grandparents Turn to Technology during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders
, Technology

The news surrounding COVID-19 has been disheartening and difficult. The isolation factor has been hanging heavy on everyone’s shoulders, especially older adults—where there is more…

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A Study of Solitude: How Middle-Aged and Older Adults Experience Solitude
, Aging & Wellness

While loneliness has been the subject of many studies, little is known about the experience of solitude. Solitude is defined by the absence of interaction…

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What Happens When Residents Design Their Community’s Social Programming
, Senior Housing

A recent study investigated how to implement resident-led social programs in low-income senior housing. The researchers started a program in 10 low-income 55+ communities in…

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