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Achieving Eldership: Alaska Native Elders Share Stories of Aging Well
, Aging & Wellness

In recent years, health and aging researchers have increasingly turned to the theory of gerotranscendence to understand aspects of positive aging and developmental shifts in…

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Studying a New Way to Train: Dementia-Focused Microlearning for Nursing Home Staff
, Senior Housing

Dementia training has a new format. Microlearning sessions are intended to allow users to learn at their own pace, while building on and reviewing material…

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Financial Knowledge Is Power: Examining Older Adults’ Income Security & Financial Understanding
, Aging & Wellness

Managing finances can be challenging at any age, but may be particularly important for older adults on a fixed income. In a study that earned…

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Work-Life Balance: Poor Treatment at Work Affects Well-Being of Older Employees & Their Spouses
, Aging & Wellness

Older adults comprise the largest segment of the US workforce, yet they also experience the most interpersonal mistreatment. Researchers at the University of New Mexico…

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Of Wisdom & Well-Being: Personal Wisdom & Quality of Life in Chinese Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Wisdom, or the accumulation of knowledge, judgment, reflection, and an experiential understanding of the social world, has long been acknowledged as a positive aspect of…

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For Better & for Worse: Older Couples Influence Each Other’s Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Research has found that couples can be interdependent, resulting in one spouse’s well-being affecting the other’s and vice versa. A study explored the role that…

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TRENDING NOW: Pandemic-Related Early Retirement among Baby Boomers
, Aging & Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many residual consequences, even as we find ways to normalize our lives. The Los Angeles Times reports on one such…

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Caregiving & Work: The Importance of Job Support for Family Caregivers
, Caregiving

Balancing a full-time job with one’s family caregiving responsibilities can be challenging. A recent study investigated how supportive work resources affect caregivers’ well-being and their…

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Virtual Visits: Using Virtual Reality to Connect Residents to Distant Family Members
, Technology

A new study explores senior living residents’ use of immersive virtual reality to connect with family members from a distance. Twenty-one residents with mild cognitive…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Reclaim Physical Health after Pandemic Restrictions Ease
, Aging & Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to daily life, as well as far-reaching consequences even as we are rounding the corner. One such consequence…

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See, Hear: The Effects of Stress on the Senses
, Aging & Wellness

Long-term exposure to stress can have numerous consequences, particularly on one’s mental and physical health. A recent study investigated whether the effects of stress extend…

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Walk This Way: Exploring Health Benefits of Walking for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

For some older adults, walking can lead to health benefits, but this may not be the case for everyone. Some studies are suggesting that higher…

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