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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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Reducing Financial Abuse of Seniors Explored In Government Report

November 19, 2012

The General Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, issued a report late last week exploring elder abuse in the United States with a focus on financial abuse.

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New Research Examines Ageism And Its Effects On Older Adults

November 14, 2012

A new study finds that whether or not seniors are viewed as “old” is often determined by whether they adhere to stereotypical habits of older adults. When seniors are viewed as “old” by family members, caregivers, and others around them, they use a number


Military Senior Living Niche Embrace Service to Others Culture

October 23, 2012

When people spend a significant portion of their adult years living a certain lifestyle, it’s no surprise they’d want to spend their twilight years in a community with those who have had similar life experiences. That’s the main thought behind the nation’

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One in Four Americans Will Be Aged 60 or Older By 2050, UN Says

October 2, 2012

The over 60 population will reach one billion within the next ten years according to a new report highlighting the aging of societies around the world. Although developing countries are expected to experience the biggest jump, all countries must prepare f


Researchers Collect Advice from Older Adults

February 28, 2012

Cornell researchers share the results of a project, which explores seniors’ best advice for aging well. The findings highlight the benefits of senior living communities and offer some insight into what elders really value as they age.


New Tool to Help Consumers Compare Assisted Living Options

February 14, 2012

The Assisted Living Disclosure Collaborative has created a new disclosure form to be tested in eight states. The form will be used by assisted living providers, in order to help consumers compare assisted living costs, services, and amenities.


Top of Mind: Words Matter

January 1, 2012

ALFA President & CEO Richard Grimes discusses the importance of language and terminology to the future of the senior living business.


New Government Data Profiles Senior Living Sector

December 20, 2011

Data from the Federal government’s first national survey of residential long term care providers has been released. The survey, participated in by many ALFA members, analyzed the characteristics of communities across the country.


Extraordinary Seniors Defy the Odds

November 22, 2011

What do college football, beauty pageants, and autobiography literature all have in common? They are all being taken on by your not so typical, but more than qualified seniors! These three inspiring stories prove that elders are capable of anything they s


Study Reveals Most Needed Services for LGBT Seniors

November 22, 2011

A study of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors finds that LGBT seniors experience higher levels of disability and social isolation than the general population. The study, funded by the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Agi

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