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Preparing for the Future: Technology & Long-Term Care Services
, Technology

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) recently released a new report featuring 19 aging service organizations that are pioneering new programs, products, and…

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Significant Findings from First-Ever National Survey of CCRC Residents’ Families
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

In 2011, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Ziegler, and Brecht Associates, Inc. partnered to conduct the first-ever national survey of family members of residents living…

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Falls Reduction & Balance Issues: Wii™ Shows Promise To Help Older Adults Post-Limb Loss
, Technology

The number of Americans experiencing limb loss is expected to increase from 1.7 million to 3.6 million by 2050, due in large part to the…

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Strategies for Dealing with Limited Health Literacy
, Care Quality

Health literacy is an important aspect of healthy aging and is associated with a vast array of health outcomes. Limited health literacy is likely a…

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Unobtrusive, In-home Walking Assessment Will Benefit Research & Users’ Health
, Technology

Previously in aging in action, we discussed a new in-home sensor monitoring system designed to detect patterns in the physical activity of community-dwelling older adults.…

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Seeking Health Information May Contribute to (or Complicate) Healthy Aging
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Due in part to increasing Internet use by agencies, medical clinics, and users of all age groups, there is a new wealth of health information…

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Improving Online Health Literacy
, Technology

With the amount of available web-based health information and the increasing demands on individuals to make their own health care decisions, online health literacy is…

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Is Motion Sensor Monitoring Appropriate for You or Your Loved One?
, Technology

Home monitoring technologies have existed at least since the 1990s as a way of helping at-risk older adults age in place. The first such technologies…

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Expert Consensus on the Benefits of Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

It’s clear that being physically active has a variety of benefits for older adults, however, it’s less clear which specific types of activity are most…

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Masters Athletes Retain Muscle Mass
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

There is a common assumption that muscle mass is naturally lost with aging. Indeed, research shows that individuals lose an average of eight percent of…

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A Holistic, Technological Approach to Wellness
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

To help older adults stay independent, researchers and clinicians are interested in both preventing and maintaining wellness. The term “wellness” usually includes several dimensions, such…

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A Closer Look at Aging & Cognitive Decline
, Cognitive Health

Population studies of aging and cognition reveal that age appears to be associated with cognitive decline. In other words, as a population ages, the average…

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