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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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Group Therapy: Partnership Provides Counseling Services for Life Plan Community Residents
, Senior Housing

Life Plan Community residents may benefit from access to counseling services, but these services are not always readily available. A study in Seniors Housing &…

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TRENDING NOW: “Gossip Robots” Being Programmed to Ease Loneliness in Assisted Living Residents
, Technology

Robots are making their way into health care, used as a preventative measure to loneliness and a potential solution to staff shortages. McKnight’s Senior Living…

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Which Countries Have the Most Positive Age Stereotypes?
, Aging & Wellness

Cultures around the world differ in how they refer to older adults, but is this due to the proportion of older adults in the population,…

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Strong Social Support Today Improves Tomorrow’s Physical & Mental Health
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers investigated how and why social support influences older adults’ health. The…

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Neighborhood Watch: The Relationship between Physical Activity & Neighborhood Cohesion
, Aging & Wellness

While physical activity is a key contributor to the health and well-being of older adults, many people are inactive. Neighborhood social cohesion—trust and strong ties…

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