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Reading for Life: How What You Read Impacts Longevity

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 as which type of reading material had the...

TRENDING NOW: Health Technology & Overall Technology Use for Older Adults 2011–2014

A recent study in JAMA examined trends in older adults’ technology use from 2011 to 2014, with a particular focus on the use of health technology. This survey of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and better employed a...

Makeup Work: Boosting Cognitive Benefits with Post-Retirement Leisure Activities

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 leisure activities that older adults choose to participate in once they’ve...

Knocking Down Falls Risks with Virtual Reality

While virtual reality devices are commonly associated with video games, recently researchers found that virtual reality can be used to reduce risks of falls in older adults. When older adults at high risk of falls using a combination of...

All by Myself: Life Plan Community Residents Experience Social Isolation

While research on isolation in community-dwelling older adults (e.g., older adults still living in their own homes) is prevalent, less attention has been focused on examining the experience of social isolation in group residences like Life...

Preparing for the Inevitable: Family Caregivers Need Help Preparing for Recipients’ Death

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. In interviews with caregivers of deceased family members with dementia, researchers found five...

Age on Stage: The Many Benefits of Theater Arts for Older Adults

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 note the health and social benefits of such participation, but until now, none have...

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