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Comparing Former, Current & Never Older-Adult Caregivers
, Caregiving

While informal caregiving (typically unpaid and provided by family, friends, and volunteers) can be emotionally and physically challenging, it can also be rewarding and provide…

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Will You Still Feed Me? Self-Perceptions of Aging & Satisfaction with Support from Family & Friends
, Aging & Wellness

Negative self-perceptions of aging are associated with poor physical, mental, and social well-being in older adults. A recent study investigated the relationship of such perceptions…

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Mindfulness & Motion: How Prompts for Mindfulness Exercises Affect Activity Levels
, Aging & Wellness

Mindfulness practices have a wide range of benefits to well-being. A recent study explored how prompting mindfulness training via text messaging helps in improving physical…

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Social Status: Identifying Factors behind Effects of Social Participation on Chronic Conditions
, Aging & Wellness

Studies have shown that formal social participation (meaning active participation in established organizations) can reduce the risk of chronic conditions among older adults. However, research…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Communities Trying Out Contact-Tracing Tech
, Technology

As the focus on infection control in the fight again COVID-19 shifts to contact tracing, technology is sweeping in to offer some solutions. McKnight’s Senior…

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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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