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Is Your Workplace Bad for Older Employees’ Health?
, Senior Housing

Age-related stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace are all too common. In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers…

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Therapy Breakthrough: Interactive Tech Platforms Boost Dementia Therapy Outcomes
, Technology

A recent study explored how therapy may be improved for older adults living with dementia by incorporating personalized technology. Researchers tested an interactive technology platform…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Bands Are Playing Away Pandemic Stress
, Aging & Wellness

Carol Rosenstein firmly believes that playing a musical instrument can “mend minds.” CNN reports that her nonprofit organization that uses music to help people battling…

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Gains & Losses: How Older & Younger Adults Weigh Their Options
, Aging & Wellness

Older and younger adults evaluate choices differently. A study that earned a 2020 Silver Innovative Research on Aging Award revealed how this evaluation can change…

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Online & On Edge: Older Adults’ Internet Use & Stress Levels during the Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

Past research has resulted in conflicting findings about the relationship between internet use and well-being among older adults. In a recent study of Israelis age…

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Extra Credit: The Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

What happens when older adults go back to school? Researchers investigated the cognitive benefits of coursework for older adults in a study that earned a…

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Drug Problem: Prevalence of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Assisted Living
, Senior Housing

Dementia-related behaviors can be difficult for care staff to address. An article in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated the prevalence of off-label antipsychotic medication…

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Want to Slow Nursing Assistant Turnover? Change Your Culture.
, Senior Housing

High staff turnover in nursing homes is costly and linked to lower quality of care. In a study that won a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research…

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Caring Conversations: When Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Interact
, Caregiving

Unpaid and family caregivers play a large role in managing the health care of older adults. A recent study examined these caregivers’ experiences with health…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Turn to Virtual Jobs for Extra Income during Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

As COVID-19 continues to contribute to a tight economy, older adults are creatively finding alternative ways to get out of economic woes, as The Oakland…

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The Ties That Bind: The Benefits of Strong and Weak Social Connections Later in Life
, Aging & Wellness

As we age, do close relationships or weaker social connections benefit us more? The long-term association between different types of social ties and emotional well-being…

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Raising Resilience: Improving Older Adults’ Well-Being with a Resilience-Based Intervention
, Aging & Wellness

Resilience—the ability to recover from or adapt well to adversity, loss, or other difficulties—is associated with a number of benefits to well-being. However, few interventions…

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