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My Living Room, Myself: How Personal Space Reflects Older Adults’ Personality & Functional Limitations
, Aging & Wellness

Taking “home is where the heart is” to another level, a study has found that a person’s living space can reveal their personality traits and…

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TRENDING NOW: Growing Demographic of Childless Older Adults Aging Solo
, Aging & Wellness

A new census report reveals that there is a growing number of childless older adults. The term for older adults who do not have kids…

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Social Standing: Examining Social Hierarchies within Assisted Living Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers have long established how social standing within communities can impact life quality. As residents within Assisted Living Communities (ALCs) engage with other residents and…

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A Friend in Need: Comparing Older & Younger Adults’ Prosocial Giving during the Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

Research in western nations suggests older adults are more prosocial than younger adults; however, it is unclear whether this is the case in non-western nations…

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Testing the Test: A Move toward Culturally Inclusive Cognitive Screening
, Technology

Neuropsychological assessments, used to examine cognitive function, may not accurately measure the same abilities across cultural groups. In a study that received a Silver 2021 Innovative…

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Attitude Adjustment: Video-Based Training Addresses Ageism in Senior Living Staff
, Senior Housing

Decades of research demonstrate a link between ageist attitudes and behaviors and both physical and mental health outcomes. While there has been little evidence that…

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Dialing Down Depression: Delivering Tele-Mental Health Treatments with Lay Counselors
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin looked at the effect of telehealth treatment by lay counselors vs. clinicians on depression among homebound older…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults as Social Media Influencers
, Technology

The pandemic has allowed older adults to flex their technological muscles. For some, that meant broadening their horizons with social media. New research is finding…

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Emotional Intelligence: How Older & Younger Adults Perceive Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Identifying and labeling emotions is one area in which older and younger people differ, but the reason why is still unclear. A recent study utilized…

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Less Pain, More Gain: Expanding Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain
, Policy & Regulation

Many Americans, especially older ones, seek ways to manage their chronic pain. An article in a recent issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest…

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Good Sleep = Good Brain Health: Duration of Night’s Sleep Associated with Alzheimer’s Risk
, Aging & Wellness

Past research has found a link between disrupted sleep, which is common in aging, and poorer cognition. To date, researchers have already found evidence for…

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TRENDING NOW: TV Talent Show Showcases Older Adults On- and Off-Screen
, Aging & Wellness

A new trend in the realm of entertainment is sweeping across televisions around the country. McKnight’s Senior Living reports on a streaming service designed for…

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