Health and Wellness

Early Neural Predictor of Cognitive Impairment
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Early neural predictors of cognitive impairment are important both for determining the biological causes of dementia and for identifying individuals at high risk for cognitive…

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Family Caregivers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Providing care for a family member with dementia exerts a great deal of strain on a caregiver, and caregiving has been linked to a number…

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Gait Speed & Subsequent Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Gait (or walking) speed has been repeatedly associated with cognitive health in cross-sectional studies (studies that collect data at one point in time). Walking requires…

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Understanding Sleep Problems
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Insomnia and related sleep complaints are highly prevalent among older adults, leading to mood and cognitive problems and a reduced overall quality of life. Sleep…

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Exercise Promotes Healthy Cognitive Aging through the Hippocampus
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Physical exercise appears to be a promising strategy to improve or maintain cognitive function, because research suggests it may enhance learning and memory among older…

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Reminders of Age Stereotypes Have Mixed Effects on Cognitive Performance
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Stereotypes harm groups and individuals in many ways. Aside from mistreatment by others who hold negative stereotypes, members of stereotyped groups are also internally affected…

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Mather LifeWays Announces Whole-Person Wellness Survey Results
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Results of a recent survey of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) reveal that these organizations are providing robust wellness programs for resident and staffs. The…

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Mental Activities Appear to Benefit Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Older adults who take part in mentally stimulating activities appear more likely to avoid or delay significant cognitive decline, but the relationship between activity and…

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Can Population Aging Mean Less, Not More, Cognitive Decline?
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

The increased life expectancy of the global population is well established, but the quality of life among the world’s growing population of older adults is…

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Hypertension, Diabetes & Language Comprehension in Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

It is becoming increasingly clear that cardiovascular health and other forms of physical well-being are crucial for healthy cognitive aging. A recent study explored the…

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Hearing Loss Associated with Hospitalization & Poor Health
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Hearing loss among older adults can lead to a variety of functional challenges, and has been associated with poorer long-term cognitive outcomes. A study recently…

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“Emotional Contagion” & Interpersonal Connection in Alzheimer’s Disease
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Changes in emotion and mood are common in people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and in many cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It remains unclear…

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