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Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

The companionship of a pet can be an invaluable tool bringing purpose and engagement for people of all ages, and especially for seniors. Learn about the benefits of pet therapy for seniors.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study of Loneliness in a Senior Housing Community Points to Risk and Potential Protective Factors | Brain & Behavior

At a moment when protective measures such as “shelter-in-place” and “self-quarantine” have become commonplace in many of the world’s major cities, a newly published study on loneliness sheds light on a phenomenon that many millions of people exp

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Seniors Who Have Relations Regularly Are More Content In Their Lives - Study Finds

Even in our senior years, having sex regularly -- or even just fooling around -- can significantly improve wellbeing and contentment in life, a new study finds.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

A reminder of how important it is to support the elderly

A new survey of British seniors sheds light on this sad, but true effect of aging, noting that hundreds of thousands of people often go a week without speaking to a single person.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Hearing Aids Linked to Anti-aging and Protecting Brain Function

Staying sharp, mindful, and alert in our later years is easier said than done, but a study finds that wearing a hearing aid may help protect brain function in older adults.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Story-listening shows promise as an intervention for people living with dementia – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Given that there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, anything that can help with memory is surely to be welcomed.

Health & Fitness | Health News

These 100-year-old retirees are running, teaching yoga, and living their best lives. Here are their secrets to happiness — Money

Orville Rogers is 100 years old and routinely breaks records at track meets around the country. Sure, the World War II veteran doesn’t have much competition in his age bracket, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Rogers is in his fourth dec

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Survey: Nearly 7 In 10 Seniors Targeted By Fraud Campaigns

About two-thirds of elderly Americans have been targeted by a fraud campaign, and more than a quarter have actually fallen victim to such efforts.

News | The News

Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time - WSJ

Americans over 65 years old will outnumber children in the U.S. by 2035, a first in the nation’s history, according to updated Census Bureau projections.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Easy entry into yoga for people with aging joints

‘Relax Into Yoga for Seniors’ offers a simple, six-week route to better flexibility and balance.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you’re intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you’ll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the s

News | Local News

Tikvah Hospice | Jlife

“We couldn’t have taken care of my dad at home without hospice.”

“You made it possible for our family to stop being our mom’s medical team and just go back to being her kids.”

Health & Fitness | Health News

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown