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Stepping Out for Lower Mortality
, Aging & Wellness

For decades the conventional wisdom was that the optimal number of daily steps needed to be around 10,000. However, as new research is now demonstrating,…

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TRENDING NOW: A Tech-Enabled Multigenerational Living Experience
, Aging & Wellness

McKnight’s Senior Living is reporting on a first-of-its-kind tech design of living quarters for older adults. A renovated World War I mansion, Werner House, is…

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Learning about Lifelong Learning: A Look at Older Adults’ Motivations & Barriers to Active Learning
, Aging & Wellness

Research shows that the old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is highly inaccurate. According to a 2021 survey conducted by Research…

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TRENDING NOW: Add Another Amazing Health Benefit to Having a Pet
, Aging & Wellness

Our furry friends seem to have endless benefits for us! Researchers have known for a long time that having a pet can help keep their…

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Stepping Together: How Social Support Optimizes the Benefits of Mobile Fitness Devices
, Technology

It may seem like everyone is wearing some type of health-tracking device nowadays, and older adults are no exception. Health tracking devices are types of…

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Getting More Hugs a Day Just Might Keep the Doctor Away
, Aging & Wellness

Humans have an innate need for physical contact, and hugs are one form of beneficial physical contact. Hugs are a signal of interpersonal support and…

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Brain Clutter: A New Spring Cleaning Imperative?
, Aging & Wellness

Can we run out of brain space? Scientists now say it is likely for our brain to accumulate “clutter,” thereby making it challenging, especially for…

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Why Is My Caregiver Beeping? The Role of Robots in Sharing Care Responsibilities
, Senior Housing

As the global population ages, the number of older adults in need is growing faster than the number of skilled nursing providers available for support.…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Actors Are Enjoying the Spotlight
, Aging & Wellness

CNN reports that when the 2022 Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced, they revealed a significant trend: there is an explosion of older actors, especially…

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Mangia, Mangia! Exploring Dietary Biomarkers in Mediterranean Food Groups
, Aging & Wellness

As we all may have learned at some point, a healthy diet can be a fundamental factor for a healthy life. But have we ever…

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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too: How to Enjoy Romantic Relationships while Avoiding Caregiving Responsibilities
, Aging & Wellness

Seeking and finding love after divorce or widowhood is a common way to combat loneliness in old age. With greater longevity, evolving social norms, and…

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Use It or Lose It: Information Technology Usage & Perceptions of Aging
, Technology

With the advancement of Everyday Information and Communication Technologies (EICTs) (such as those that promote e-banking, shopping, and entertainment), a generational divide in its usage…

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