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Keep It Up: How Older Adults Maintain Activity Tracker Use Long Term
, Technology

A recent study explored strategies older adults employ to maintain long-term use of an activity tracker. Researchers interviewed 20 people who had reported long-term use…

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It’s More Than Physical Health: Successful Aging across Cultures
, Aging & Wellness

Traditional North American models of successful aging often focus primarily on physical and cognitive health maintenance in later years. A recent Brazilian study investigated how…

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Music to Our Ears: Older Adults’ Sleep Quality Improves with Music Therapy
, Aging & Wellness

The prevalence of sleep disturbance among older adults is somewhere from 40 to 70%, which can have significant impacts on cognitive function and physical health.…

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A Higher Purpose: Examining Links between Sense of Purpose & Healthy Behavior in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Much research has touted the benefits of having a sense of purpose and direction in life, including better immune functioning and increased longevity. There is…

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TRENDING NOW: Piloting Telehealth Drones for House Calls in Rural Areas
, Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has required us all to be innovative, whether with our indoor activities and hobbies or our approach to self-care and well-being. Researchers…

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Born in the USA: How Burdens Differ for Caregivers of US-Born versus Foreign-Born Recipients
, Caregiving

Caregiving can be a stressful responsibility and the needs of a care recipient can vary widely. One study investigated the well-being and burden of caregivers…

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Aging in a Small Town: Are Rural Communities Prepared for Older Citizens to Age in Place?
, Senior Housing

Many senior living organizations assess residents’ satisfaction with their senior living community; however, many older adults who choose to age in place do not have…

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Better under Pressure: Older Adults Handled Pandemic Stress Better Than Younger Ones
, Uncategorized

As we mark the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence continues to emerge regarding COVID’s impact on the entire US population. The pandemic has…

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TRENDING NOW: Pandemic Pet Adoptions by Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

During the pandemic, among all the challenges and trials, a delightful trend has been making its way around the world: the concept of “pandemic pets”—offering…

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Circle of Friends: Older Adults’ Friendships Linked to Stronger Emotional Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology highlighted how everyday contact with friends may be linked to higher levels of happiness and life…

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Fast & Furiously Processing: Older Adults’ Visual Processing Speeds Up with Cognitive Training
, Aging & Wellness

Some aspects of cognition, such as visual attention, are suspected to decline in older age. However, specialized alertness training may help to counteract this effect.…

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Tea & Empathy: Links between Empathy, Social Networks & Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A growing body of research suggests that strong social ties may promote a sense of well-being and support successful aging in older adults. A recent…

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