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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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HIIT the Mark: Nursing Home Residents Benefit from High-Intensity Interval Training
, Senior Housing

Regular physical activity has numerous health benefits, but different types of exercise may have different benefits for older adults. Researchers investigated the potential for high-intensity…

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Great Expectations: How Older Adults’ Expectations of Generativity Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Generativity, defined as contributing to the welfare of others, is associated with well-being. A recent study examined how perceived generativity and failure to meet one’s…

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TRENDING NOW: Grandparents Turn to Technology during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders
, Technology

The news surrounding COVID-19 has been disheartening and difficult. The isolation factor has been hanging heavy on everyone’s shoulders, especially older adults—where there is more…

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A Study of Solitude: How Middle-Aged and Older Adults Experience Solitude
, Aging & Wellness

While loneliness has been the subject of many studies, little is known about the experience of solitude. Solitude is defined by the absence of interaction…

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What Happens When Residents Design Their Community’s Social Programming
, Senior Housing

A recent study investigated how to implement resident-led social programs in low-income senior housing. The researchers started a program in 10 low-income 55+ communities in…

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What Happens to Your Mental Health When You Retire?
, Aging & Wellness

Retiring could be a stressful life event or a welcome relief, depending on the individual and the circumstances. A recent study of government workers tries…

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Through the Portal: Older Adults’ Experiences Using Patient Portals
, Technology

Patient portals are convenient tools to help patients manage their electronic medical records. A new study investigated how older adults fare in using this technology.…

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TRENDING: Cannabis Use on the Rise among Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As the legalization of cannabis is becoming a nationwide trend, more researchers than ever are on the hunt to find significant study results supporting—or disproving—marijuana’s…

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TRENDING NOW: Acting Classes Open New World for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reported on a popular program at the Culver City (California) Senior Center. Mathew Hoffman, a former theater student at the Barklee…

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Tracing the Cycle of Social Disconnectedness, Isolation & Depression in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Social isolation has negative consequences for older adults, but little research has sought to understand how social disconnectedness (lack of contact with others) and perceptions…

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