Aging & Wellness

A Positive View of Your Own Future Pays Off
, Aging & Wellness

Recent research has shown a spotlight on ramifications on psychological well-being related to the way we conceive of our own futures, in addition to our…

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Reading for Life: How What You Read Impacts Longevity
, Aging & Wellness

Using longitudinal survey data that asked about book and newspaper/magazine reading separately, researchers recently looked at the association of reading with participants’ longevity, as well…

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Makeup Work: Boosting Cognitive Benefits with Post-Retirement Leisure Activities
, Aging & Wellness

Previous research has shown that work complexity prior to retirement is associated with long-term cognitive benefits in retirement, but what about the impact of the…

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Preparing for the Inevitable: Family Caregivers Need Help Preparing for Recipients’ Death
, Aging & Wellness

A survey of caregivers of family members with dementia who had passed away showed that more than a third reported being unprepared for the death.…

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Age on Stage: The Many Benefits of Theater Arts for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Many older adults opt to pursue a number of artistic pursuits in their retirement. There have been previous reviews of older adults’ arts participation that…

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A Matter of Life or Death: Stronger Well-Being Lessens Anxiety of Dying
, Aging & Wellness

In the Iliad, Homer said, “Light is the task when many share the toil.” Homer’s advice is sage and has stood the test of time.…

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The Art of Combatting Ageism: How One Art Program Is Changing Perspectives
, Aging & Wellness

Health care students are usually exposed to older adults primarily in clinical settings such as hospitals or nursing homes. This can perpetuate negative stereotypes of…

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Redefining Health & Aging
, Aging & Wellness

A new study may shift how we define health and aging. Instead of focusing on diseases, researchers looked at 54 health measures to see which…

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Why You Should Employ Older Adults to Serve Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

With a shortage of nurses and an aging population that needs more health care, industries including Life Plan Communities are scrambling for staff. One possible…

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Crosswords & Cognition: New Research Supports Benefits of Word & Number Games for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study provided further encouraging evidence about the positive impact that cognitively stimulating leisure activities can have for older adults. It also provided important…

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A Surprising Look at the Personalities of Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

How much does one’s personality develop over the course of a lifetime, and how do our personalities play into the types of situations and interactions…

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How to Win Friends—with Positive Expectations of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

The attitudes we espouse impact our behaviors, and new research has reaffirmed this truism as it pertains to positive aging. The researchers tested the notion…

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