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Sad-Face Emoji: Social Media Use Associated with Depression in Adults
, Technology

Researchers seem to have found that social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok may be related to an increased likelihood of depressive symptoms in…

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Mall Things Considered: Converting Vacant Shopping Centers to Memory Support Communities
, Senior Housing

Shopping malls in the US have been struggling to remain open in recent years, and this has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. European countries…

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TRENDING NOW: No “Great Relocation” during Great Retirement Trend
, Aging & Wellness

In the era of COVID-19, we may be exposed to trends like the Great Resignation and the Great Retirement, and expect that the number of…

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Happily Ever After: Older Retirees’ Satisfaction with Life Differs by Gender
, Aging & Wellness

The change in one’s life role after retirement is suspected to influence satisfaction with one’s life as a whole. A recent study investigated how satisfaction…

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Preventing Unintended Consequences: Receiving a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Impacts Social Activity
, Aging & Wellness

Receiving an early diagnosis for a disease can be a double-edged sword. While an early diagnosis can sometimes provide opportunities for better long-term care planning,…

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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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