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Treating Older Adults with Depression: Greater Antidepressant Use, Less Psychotherapy
, Cognitive Health

Depression predicts a wide range of negative health outcomes for older adults, including reduced life expectancy. Research has shown that antidepressant medication is often an…

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Rural Challenges to Active Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Older adults living in rural areas of the United States encounter particular challenges as they Age Well. Larger distances, fewer transportation options, and limited access…

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Aging and Older Adults' Reactions to Daily Stressors
, Cognitive Health, Resilience

A recent study published in Psychology and Aging further supports that the aging process positively contributes to older adults’ ability to preserve their affective well-being.…

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Older Adults Seeking Online Health Information: Initial Findings on What, Why, and How They Search
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Research regarding Internet use among older adults seeking health information is still relatively new. A recent ethnographic study (Harrod, 2011) was conducted in the United…

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Internet-Based Interventions can be Effective for Older Adults
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

A recent review (Aalbers et al., 2011) has found that there is a need for more systematic research on Internet-based interventions that help older adults…

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Mentally Stimulating Activities Help Battle Apathy in Early-Stage Alzheimer’s
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Apathy affects more than half of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within the first five years, and is associated with increased functional and cognitive impairment…

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Social Activity Associated with Decreased Risk for Disability in Later Life
, Health & Wellness

Social activity has been associated with lower rates of disability among older adults, but there has been a dearth of longitudinal or other data to…

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Self-Efficacy & Healthy Weight Loss
, Health & Wellness

Healthy weight loss is one of the best ways that overweight adults can reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease and other illness. Many factors influence…

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Well-being & Social Networks Among Older Americans
, Health & Wellness

A published secondary analysis of the National Social Life, Health and Aging (NSHAP) project focused on the relationship of older Americans’ social networks with three…

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Coping with Regret in Adulthood
, Resilience

A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed a new link between older adults’ ability to effectively cope with regrets and engaging in…

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Unmarried Cohabitating Partners: A Growing Caregiver Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

As the population of older adults in need of care continues to rise, more informal care work is provided by family and friends. Evidence has…

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It's Not Too Late to Register: 2011 Wellness Webinars
, Uncategorized

It’s not too late to register for our 2011 Wellness Webinar Series! Upcoming webinars include subjects like trends in wellness studies and programs, exercise, architecture, and…

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