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Does Internet Use Affect Offline Social Networks of Users Age 50 and Up?
, Technology

With the proportion of older adults using the internet increasing every year, researchers have begun to examine how the internet affects various aspects of their…

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2011 "Beautiful Minds" Call for Entries
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

Last year, Mather’s More Than a Café customer Annie Robinson was a recipient of Beautiful Minds, a campaign of the National Center for Creative Aging…

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Working Memory and the Oldest Old: A Training Study
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

As discussed recently in this blog and in many others, Cognitive Training (CT) is an emerging method to improve the wellbeing of older adults. Based…

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Cultural Resources May Help 1st and 2nd Generation Japanese Americans Age Well
, Cognitive Health

Cultural diversity poses many interesting questions to the study of mental health. The language, and to a large extent the experience, of mental health can…

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Cognitive Training May Improve Memory Function in Late-Life Depression
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Late-life depression is a significant risk factor for dementia. Cognitive impairment, including memory impairment, is one effect of depression, which can also lead to further…

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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The patient-centered model of care is well-regarded as a means to address the needs of older adults with chronic diseases. The patient-centered model is not…

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New National Survey of Family Members of CCRC Residents
, Long-term Care, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

What are family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) thinking about or planning for regarding their own future lifestyle and health…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging derived 10 top senior living trends after surveying 600 senior living organizations representing more than 1,000 communities from 15 states.…

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Social Support, Self-Care and Depression
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Health & Wellness

Older adults face increasing risk of being unable to perform basic self-care tasks, also called activities of daily living (ADLs). ADL limitations affect older adults’…

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Incorporating Group Activities and Community/Medical Services in CCRCs
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Katherine Marx and colleagues conducted a multi-year exploratory study of older adults’ participation in group activities and use of community and medical services one year…

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New Activity Measure Shows Potential to Assess Mobility in Older Adults
, Aging at Home, General Aging Research

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a study that demonstrates the feasibility of using non-invasive, “off the shelf” mobile technology to monitor the…

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Aging and Personality
, General Aging Research

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has shed new light on how personality traits change as we get older. Over…

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