Health and Wellness

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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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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Gait, Cognition, & Falls Risk
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Gait performance—the ability to walk steadily at a useful pace—is a strong predictor of falls. Because gait involves the incorporation of multiple cognitive and physical…

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Can Physical Activity Halt Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)?
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a diagnosis of cognitive decline that is greater than would be expected based on age and education, but which does…

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“Virtual Coaches” for Symptom Management
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

“Pretend that I am your health care practitioner and respond out loud to me… Tell me about your pain, aches, soreness, or discomfort.” Imagine hearing…

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Social Support, Self-Care and Depression
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Health & Wellness

Older adults face increasing risk of being unable to perform basic self-care tasks, also called activities of daily living (ADLs). ADL limitations affect older adults’…

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