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At Your Service: The Impact of Services in Senior Living on Resident Well-Being
, Senior Housing

A study in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated how the availability and use of various services in their senior living community impacted residents’ well-being.…

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Bingo! Playing Games Associated with Higher Late-Life Cognitive Function
, Aging & Wellness

Some intellectual activities are associated with better cognitive function among older adults, but the effects of playing games has been unclear. Researchers recently analyzed longitudinal…

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There’s an App for That: Mobile Health Apps Help Older Adults Manage Their Health
, Technology

New research suggests using mobile health applications helps older adults manage their health. The researchers analyzed data from a mail-in survey of 1,864 smartphone and…

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TRENDING NOW: Working the Gig Economy after 50—Fun or Financially Necessary?
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reports a trend where older adults are working in nontraditional settings such as driving services. Estimates from various sources indicate that…

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Who’s Who in Today’s Assisted Living/Nursing Home Workforce
, Senior Housing

The assisted living and direct care workforce is evolving. A recent study identifies important demographic shifts that may help guide recruitment efforts. Using data from…

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Glass Half Full: Optimism Linked to Long-Term Health
, Aging & Wellness

Expecting good things to happen may prove true when it comes to health. A recent study examining the relationship between dispositional optimism and healthy aging…

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Yesterday’s Actions Impact Today’s Cognition Differently for Older Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

New research suggests the leisure activities older adults engaged in before age 40 can have a very different impact on their cognitive health, depending on…

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Help at Home: Can Home Modifications Reduce Older Adults’ Need for Caregiving?
, Caregiving

Housing design can influence someone’s ability to live independently. A recent study sought to better understand how home modification affects the caregiving needs of older…

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TRENDING NOW: The Llama Will See You Now
, Aging & Wellness

Animal therapy has become quite common, especially around college campuses, hospitals, and Life Plan Communities. The mention of animal therapy might elicit mental images of…

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Social Butterflies & Couch Potatoes: How Older Adults’ Health Is Affected by Their Partner’s Activities
, Aging & Wellness

Recent research examined the activities of older couples to understand the link between activities and health, with a focus on the relationship between partner activities…

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High-Speed Connection: Online Social Networks Ease Depression in Older Adults with Pain
, Technology

Dealing with pain can be a significant barrier to staying socially active, but there may be other options for socializing beyond in-person contact that can…

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Space Exploration: How Nursing Homes Utilize Space to Improve Person-Centered Care
, Senior Housing

Newly constructed buildings often incorporate the latest design trends to better support resident wellness, leaving older buildings apparently limited in their ability to do this.…

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