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Reading Material Matters: Effects of Books & Magazines on Aging Brains
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated whether reading books is better for the aging brain than reading magazines. The researchers looked at data from a longitudinal study…

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Building Bridges: Improving Relations between Family Members & Staff in Assisted Living
, Senior Living

The Partners in Care in Assisted Living (PICAL) program was created to address conflicts between family members of assisted living residents and their staff caregivers…

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Feeling Older? You Might Experience Less Complex Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Having complex emotional experiences is important for maintaining well-being, as is feeling younger than one actually is. In two studies, researchers investigated how these concepts…

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The High Cost of Ageism: Calculating Health Care Expenses Associated with Ageism
, Policy & Regulation

In an effort to influence international policy change to reduce ageism, a recent study investigated the health care costs of ageism in the US. Using…

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TRENDING NOW: Intergenerational Senior Living
, Senior Housing

Intergenerational senior living has been shaping the aging experience for quite a while, but developers today are thinking of new ways to increase the benefits…

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Privacy Policies: Considerations for Smart Home Technology in Senior Living
, Policy & Regulation

What are the implications of smart home technology within senior living residences on residents’ privacy? Tech products developed to help identify health problems or maintain…

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Positive Views, Positive Outcomes: Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Aging, Leisure Activities & Physical Health
, Aging & Wellness

Over time, a consensus has been reached by researchers that perceptions of aging are linked to health outcomes in older adults, including their physical functioning.…

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Tech for Health: The Converging Digital Divide
, Technology

Expanding on the commonly acknowledged age gap in technology adoption, a recent study explored whether similar differences exist among different ethnic groups of older adults.…

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Driving Question: Can Cognitive Training Help Older Adults Retain the Ability to Drive a Car?
, Aging & Wellness

Can cognitive training prolong older adults’ ability to drive a car? In a ten-year study that earned a 2018 Bronze Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on…

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A Word to the Wise: How Wisdom Affects Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study explored three components of wisdom and their association with older adults’ subjective well-being and the impact of negative life events. While wisdom…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Age Well from Podcasts
, Technology

Older adults have access to a new medium for information and directed activities to help them age well: podcasts. Podcasts that help older adults age…

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The Loyal Treatment: Resident Loyalty in Life Plan Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers recently investigated Life Plan Community resident loyalty outcomes from a hospitality perspective. They proposed that a focus on residents’ needs would make the community…

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