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Moving Force: Housing Costs May Influence Moves to Nursing Homes
, Senior Housing

Some studies suggest that high rents and a lack of housing are forces that push older adults to move to nursing homes. In a recent…

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Growth & Gratitude: The Benefits of Gratitude for Older & Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Expressing gratitude has multiple social, emotional, and health benefits. In a study that earned the 2020 Gold Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers examined the…

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Deciding Factor: Decision-Making Doesn’t Decline for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

There is a misconception that cognitive abilities decline with age. Findings from a recent study on older adults’ decision-making abilities challenge this assumption. As part…

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TRENDING NOW: Phone Banks Ease Isolation, Create Connections
, Aging & Wellness

As the Coronavirus carries on throughout the country, so too do the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety across all different populations. These feelings, sprouting from…

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Smooth Move: Older Adults Practicing Tai Chi in Class & at Home Gather Multiple Benefits
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers investigated how to implement an engaging tai chi program for older adults, including encouraging home practice. The researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a six-week…

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How Do You Live to Be 100? You Might Be Surprised.
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent study, researchers examined the relationship between social and environmental factors and living to be a centenarian. While some of the results were…

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Light Reading: Can Bright Light Therapy Improve Residents’ Well-Being?
, Senior Housing

Spending more time indoors, declining vision, and other age-related changes are suspected to contribute to alterations in senior living residents’ internal clocks, or circadian rhythms.…

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Friends for Life: Exploring the Impact of Social Contacts on Well-Being throughout Life
, Aging & Wellness

While previous research has investigated social networks and well-being, few have considered differences across the life span. A recent study examined age differences in number…

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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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