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Catching a Play: How Older Adults Benefit from Theater Attendance
, Aging & Wellness

Staying active and engaged is important for older adults’ health and well-being, but sometimes it can be difficult to know which activities are best. Findings…

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Think Fast! Independent & Assisted Living Residents Benefit from Cognitive Training
, Technology

In a study that earned a silver 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging award, researchers explored how independent and assisted living residents can benefit…

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The Role of Race in Future Care Planning—Not What It Seems
, Aging & Wellness

Planning for one’s future care can be difficult to even consider, but it tends to be even less common among African Americans. One study aimed…

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Which Care Setting Has the Best Record for Hospitalizations? You Might Be Surprised
, Senior Housing

Falls, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits are important indicators of care in residential care communities. A recent study investigated how dementia special care units compare…

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TRENDING NOW: It’s Fun to Age at the YMCA
, Aging & Wellness

Since its founding in 1844, the YMCA has been known as a popular recreational organization where young people can meet and focus on activities and…

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Exploring Inner Space: Assisted Living Residents’ Perceptions of Shrinking Space
, Senior Housing

The transition to assisted living is accompanied by many changes for residents. One study investigated residents’ positive and negative perceptions of shrinking space as they…

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You Might Also Like This: Programmers Seek to Streamline Person-Centered Care Questionnaire
, Technology

With the goal of offering better person-centered care, nursing homes use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH), a long questionnaire to assess resident preferences.…

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Location, Location, Location: Caregivers in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Show Surprising Outcomes
, Caregiving

A new study utilized a mapping tool to uncover differences in caregiver outcomes based on neighborhood characteristics. The researchers conducted telephone surveys with 792 caregivers…

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Risk Factor: Benefits of Physical Activity for Those with Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging silver award, researchers investigated the role that physical fitness plays in developing…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Reality Training for Caregiving Staff Puts Them in the Shoes of Care Recipients
, Technology

Virtual reality has been on the scene for quite some time, but Embodied Labs is pushing the envelope when it comes to using this immersive…

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Revitalize & Reauthorize: Strengthening the Older Americans Act
, Policy & Regulation

The Older Americans Act, established in 1965 as a source of federal funding for services to support older adults’ independence, is up for reauthorization. Aging…

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Like, Share & Retweet: Social Media Use May Improve Older Adults’ Cognition
, Technology

An interesting new study explored the cognitive benefits of using social media. Half of the 34 participants age 65 or over (average age 76.5) attended…

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