Aging & Wellness

Are You Lonesome Tonight? The Deadly Impact of Social Isolation & Loneliness
, Aging & Wellness

Social isolation is an ongoing concern within the aging services sector, and research has shown that both actual and perceived social isolation have been associated…

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When Positive Aging Imagery Turns Negative
, Aging & Wellness

Prior research has shown that exposure to some positive portrayals of aging can affect have positive outcomes consequences in for older adults, such as better…

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Love in Separate Apartments: Why Older Adults May Not Want to Move in Together
, Aging & Wellness

Can being physically close be “too close” for some individuals in intimate romantic relationships, leading to relationship dysfunction? Recent research published in the Journal of…

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Self-Compassion Related to Higher Levels of Well-Being in Aging Adults
, Aging & Wellness

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Christopher Germer Being…

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Differences in Mental Health Care for Older vs. Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A significant number of adults at any age struggle with mental illness, and health care providers have a number of options for treating a diagnosed…

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Going Mobile: Older Adults’ Self-Reported Mobility Levels Often Fall Short of Actual Abilities
, Aging & Wellness

Mobility and risk of falls are major concerns for older adults. For hospital staff, mobility is a major factor in decisions about discharging older adults…

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Indicators for “Successful Aging” Also Associated with Risks of Harmful Drinking
, Aging & Wellness

A recent British study examined a number of social and economic factors to determine which were associated with the risk of harmful drinking habits in…

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Let’s Get Cognitive: Researchers “Work Out” Specific Links between Aerobic Exercise & Cognitive Benefits
, Aging & Wellness

A number of studies have shown that aerobic exercise can lead to cognitive benefits. However, research had not directly examined the question of the specific…

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Prescription for Disaster: Researchers ID a New Falls Risk for Older Men
, Aging & Wellness

Falls are a major concern for older adults, senior living providers, and many other aging services providers. A recent study shows that a class of…

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Late-Life Learning: What Are the Brain Benefits?
, Aging & Wellness

A number of studies have shown an association between lifetime intellectual activity and cognitive decline. However, less is known about the impact of learning a…

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When Experience Diminishes the Ability to Empathize: Some Food for Thought for Older & Younger Adults Alike
, Aging & Wellness

With age comes experience, and, if we’re lucky, also some wisdom. But what about empathy? Said differently, does compassion for those dealing with life’s smorgasbord…

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Reaction to Emotional Events & Mortality
, Aging & Wellness

An increasing amount of evidence suggests that our emotional lives can have a significant impact on health outcomes. A recent study suggests that it is…

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