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Tips for Approaching the Topic of Assisted Living With an Older Adult

May 9, 2013

Most people prefer to age in place in their own homes, studies show — but reality proves that’s not always possible. This clash often brings family members to an awkward juncture. They need to broach the possibility of alternative living arrangements wit

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Psychologically Vulnerable Seniors More Susceptible to Financial Exploitation, Study Finds

April 30, 2013

A new study has found that psychologically vulnerable older adults, those with higher depression scores and lower socioeconomic status, are significantly more likely to experience financial elder abuse than their peers.

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Researchers Find Three Causes to Ageism

April 24, 2013

Negative age-based stereotypes have become a major issue in the United States, and ageism will become and even bigger issue as the number of older adults is expected to double over of the next two decades. Researchers have discovered the three main issues

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Honor Your Residents by Celebrating Older Americans Month

April 3, 2013

Each year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. The theme for 2013 is “Unleash the Power,” signifying that older Americans are productive, acti

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New Research Debunks Stereotypes Affecting Older Workers

March 12, 2013

Seniors face negative age-based stereotypes in a variety of settings, and the workplace is an area where ageist views can negatively impact older adults both emotionally and financially. A new study analyzed approximately 400 studies of workplace performa

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Research Shows Facebook Provides Cognitive Benefits to Seniors

February 20, 2013

Results from a new study on seniors’ use of social networking sites suggest that older adults who use Facebook may experience an improvement in cognitive abilities.

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New Resident Art Activities Best Practices Toolkit

February 20, 2013

Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time to pursue. No matter the situation, having an art program in your community can contribute substantially t

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Senior Living Providers Plug In to Connect Residents with the World

January 23, 2013

A defining factor for residents of senior living communities can be the separation from past family and friends. But the online tools made available by communities are changing that by allowing them to stay connected with the outside world using e-mail or

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The Top Ten Senior Living News Stories of 2012

January 3, 2013

As you begin the new year, ensure you didn’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2012. Last year’s most widely read topics include public policy updates on laws and regulations affecting senior living providers, marketing strategies for optimizing o

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Seniors Go Back To School For Brain Health

December 21, 2012

Senior Lifestyle Corporation’s Best of the Best winning program, Brain Health University, offers a fun, engaging, and social way for residents to improve memory, intellect, and overall cognitive functioning.

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Loneliness Increases Odds Of Dementia, Study Says

December 18, 2012

Even adjusting for factors like age, socioeconomic factors, and initial cognitive functioning, researchers found that feelings of loneliness increased the odds of an older adult developing dementia by 64 percent.

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Attitude On Aging Affects Health Of Seniors, Study Says

November 28, 2012

New research finds that seniors who view aging positively are much more likely to recover from disabilities that limit their ability to perform activities of daily living than older adults who buy into negative age stereotypes.

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