Aging & Social Factors

Social Network Type Predicts Health Behaviors
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Social networks have been shown to influence well-being in many ways. For example, a large, diverse social network can provide access to social support and…

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Health & Financial Literacy: Important Foundations for Decision-Making
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center examined the influence of health and financial literacy on decision-making ability among community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Their…

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Loneliness, Functional Decline, & Mortality
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

It is well known that social connectedness and the avoidance of loneliness are important aspects of healthy aging. The psychological experience of loneliness is distinct…

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Updated Falls Prevention Guidelines
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Falls are the most common cause of injury to older adults, and a fear of falling keeps many from physical and social activity. Minimizing falls…

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Economic Influences on Remarriage & Cohabitation
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

As the US population ages, older adults are the fastest growing age group of people who cohabitate (or live in an unmarried intimate domestic relationship).…

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Aging & Demographic Change in Chile
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

There is much to say about the global aging of the human population, as life expectancies tend to rise, and fertility rates tend to decline,…

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Women & the Meaning of “Age” in Bhubaneswar, India
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

The meaning of “old age” can vary tremendously across time and across cultures, profoundly influencing how we order our lives. It can even vary within…

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Exercise May Reduce Falls Risk Via Cognitive Benefits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Research has shown that falls reduction programs that include exercise are most effective for reducing falls risk. It is often assumed that these programs are…

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Generativity: Contributing to Others May Enhance Well-Being
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Scholars of the life course have long hypothesized that generativity, or constructive activity that benefits others, is important to mid- and later-life human development. (Examples…

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Hospitalization & Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Hospitalization of individuals is often necessary, but it can be associated with several risks. For example, among older adults, hospitalization has been linked to an…

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Air Pollution & Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Researchers who study cognitive decline are working to identify modifiable risk factors and other ways of reducing or delaying dementia. Epidemiological research has suggested that…

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Aging in (a Nice New) Place
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

A truism has developed within the senior housing industry over the last couple of decades: older adults want to age in place. This is a…

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