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Give Me a Break: How Adult Day Services Impact Caregivers’ Stress

Many studies have shown that family caregivers are at greater risk for a variety of poor health outcomes due to the stressful nature of caregiving. One attempt to reduce caregiver stress is through respite services such as adult day services...

Boogie for Your Brain: Dancing May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

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 dance may provide additional cognitive benefits because of factors that other types of exercise...

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

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 and those currently experiencing it—for good and bad. A group of researchers recently examined some...

A Robot Revolution in Caregiving? Older Adults’ Perceptions of Assistive Robot Technology

As the aging services industry faces increasing staffing needs and a growing population of older adults in need of assistance, one proposed solution is the use of assistive robots. However, older adults’ perceptions of this potential...

TRENDING NOW: Technology Platform Used to Age in Place More Safely

Samsung is piloting a technology platform to enable older adults to age in their homes more safely and for a longer period of time. The pilot features the newly developed Holly Smart Home Platform. The Holly Smart Home Platform works together...

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

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 their transition to retirement. Researchers have been very interested in what...

TRENDING NOW: Green Building Practices for Cost Savings

Senior living communities across the nation are turning to a variety of green initiatives to save millions of dollars. From changes such as using LED light bulbs, to installing green roofs, communities are finding countless ways to save money...

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