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

“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 hard on ourselves is something many have achieved black-belt status at mastering. But what...

Differences in Mental Health Care for Older vs. Younger Adults

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 mental disorder. However, in a number of cases the treatment of mental disorders in older...

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

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 to their homes. But how reliable is older adults’ self-reported ability to perform...

How an Increasingly Diverse Population May Shift the Future of Long-Term Care

Older adults and their families are faced with a number of decisions surrounding the provision of long-term care. One of the most basic decisions is whether that care should be informal—usually provided by family members—or should take...

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

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 adults over 50. Researchers found a number of differences in risk factors between men and...

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

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 degree of cognitive benefit associated with specific amounts of aerobic exercise. A...

Stress in Older Adult Caregivers

Many older adults find themselves serving as unpaid or informal caregivers to spouses or family members, and a growing body of research has shown how stress associated with caregiving can lead to negative health outcomes for these caregivers....

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