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Personality in Older Adults: What Changes, What Stays the Same

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that patterns of personality development for older adults are very distinct from those of less mature individuals. The study’s authors looked at a sample of...

Combatting Ageism with Lessons from Feminism

Ageism has increasingly been recognized as a social force and ideology that the field of gerontology must confront. According to a recent article in the Journal of Aging Studies, the set of false beliefs that constitute ageism de-politicize...

Who Do You Trust? How Older Adults Find Answers to Health Questions—Online & Offline

In light of the increasing use of the Internet as a source for health information and increasing Internet use for older adults, recently a team of researchers set out to survey how older adults use the Internet in relation to other, more...

Push It: A Deeper Look into How Challenging Activities Can Change Older Brains

Last year, InvestigAge reported on the initial findings from a study titled the Synapse Project , which showed that older adults who engaged in highly challenging cognitive tasks (digital photography and quilting) showed significant...

How Will Aging Baby Boomers Affect the US Housing Market?

In Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’ recent report The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015, researchers identify a number of housing trends that are affected by the growing proportion of older adults in the US population as the...

Beyond Bingo: Beating Depression in Senior Living with More Meaningful Social Activities

A recently published paper in the Journal of Aging Studies has called for a “social revolution in residential care” in order to combat the ongoing persistence of loneliness and depression within senior living. The authors note that the...

Cognitive Training & the Aging Brain

With increasing attention being paid to brain health for older adults and an increasing number of products promoting brain fitness in the marketplace, more and more researchers are conducting studies to determine what, if any, benefit...

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