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Extra Credit: The Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

What happens when older adults go back to school? Researchers investigated the cognitive benefits of coursework for older adults in a study that earned a…

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Drug Problem: Prevalence of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Assisted Living
, Senior Housing

Dementia-related behaviors can be difficult for care staff to address. An article in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated the prevalence of off-label antipsychotic medication…

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Want to Slow Nursing Assistant Turnover? Change Your Culture.
, Senior Housing

High staff turnover in nursing homes is costly and linked to lower quality of care. In a study that won a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research…

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Caring Conversations: When Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Interact
, Caregiving

Unpaid and family caregivers play a large role in managing the health care of older adults. A recent study examined these caregivers’ experiences with health…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Turn to Virtual Jobs for Extra Income during Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

As COVID-19 continues to contribute to a tight economy, older adults are creatively finding alternative ways to get out of economic woes, as The Oakland…

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The Ties That Bind: The Benefits of Strong and Weak Social Connections Later in Life
, Aging & Wellness

As we age, do close relationships or weaker social connections benefit us more? The long-term association between different types of social ties and emotional well-being…

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Raising Resilience: Improving Older Adults’ Well-Being with a Resilience-Based Intervention
, Aging & Wellness

Resilience—the ability to recover from or adapt well to adversity, loss, or other difficulties—is associated with a number of benefits to well-being. However, few interventions…

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TRENDING NOW: Curbing Older Adults’ Loneliness with Socially Assistive Robots
, Technology

McKnight’s Senior Living reports on a new pilot planned for two Ohio Life Plan Communities: socially assistive robots will be used to curb resident loneliness…

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Staying Late at Work: The Aging Workforce & How Employers Are Adapting
, Policy & Regulation

The American workforce is aging and employers are beginning to adapt. A recent article utilized a series of national surveys and workshops with human resources…

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A Lifetime of Relationships Affects Life Satisfaction in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Being married has been shown to have benefits for older adults’ well-being. New research suggests the relationships one has throughout life have a role to…

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TRENDING NOW: Robots, AI & Other Futuristic Technology Find a Home in Senior Living
, Aging & Wellness

Technology to improve the lives of older adults is everywhere, including some game-changing breakthroughs on the horizon for senior living residences, both in the structure…

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Coping with COVID-19 Stress: Differences in How Older, Younger Adults Handle Pandemic Stressors
, Aging & Wellness

Studies show that older age is associated with higher levels of emotional wellness and less reactivity to stressors. Researchers recently conducted a study to determine…

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