Aging & Wellness

Going to the Dogs: How Owning a Dog Can Improve Older Adults’ Health
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study of older adults looked the contributions of dog ownership on positive health outcomes, and asked whether potential health benefits of dog ownership…

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Boogie for Your Brain: Dancing May Improve Cognition in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Numerous studies have shown the positive impact that exercise can have on cognition and the brains of older adults, and it has been suggested that…

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Sing a Song of Aging: How Older Adults Are Depicted in Popular Music
, Aging & Wellness

The portrayal of older adults in popular culture is something that has an impact on the general populace and how it views the aging process…

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Join, or Die: Maintaining Membership in Social Groups Post-Retirement Decreases Mortality Risk
, Aging & Wellness

Large longitudinal studies in the United States have shown that around 25 percent of American retirees experience a significant drop in health and well-being during…

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On the Money: A Model for Detecting Financial Elder Abuse
, Aging & Wellness

In a recent issue of Public Policy and Aging Report devoted to the topic of financial elder abuse, a team of researchers examine the potential…

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Sexual Healing: The Link between Sexual Activity & Cognition in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Recently researchers used data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which asked more than 10,000 participants age 50 to 89 a variety of questions…

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Personality in Older Adults: What Changes, What Stays the Same
, Aging & Wellness

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that patterns of personality development for older adults are very distinct from…

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Push It: A Deeper Look into How Challenging Activities Can Change Older Brains
, Aging & Wellness

Last year, InvestigAge reported on the initial findings from a study titled the Synapse Project , which showed that older adults who engaged in highly…

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Cognitive Training & the Aging Brain
, Aging & Wellness

With increasing attention being paid to brain health for older adults and an increasing number of products promoting brain fitness in the marketplace, more and…

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Power Lift: Low-Risk, Low-Cost Exercise Technique Quickly Builds Older Adults’ Muscles, Strength
, Aging & Wellness

Muscle loss in older adults reduces their mobility and increases risks for falls, fractures, disability, and heart disease. Preventing or reversing the loss of muscle…

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Wisdom Works: Older Adults with Physical Limitations Benefit from Wisdom
, Aging & Wellness

Research has identified a number of factors associated with subjective well-being. In particular, studies have shown that physical health, functional limitations, and self-rated health all…

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The Importance of Storytelling in the Lives of Resilient Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The myriad of factors that lead one person to age well compared to another are seemingly infinite. One of the newer factors receiving attention on…

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