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Facility owner pleads guilty to sexual abuse

October 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A retirement community owner will serve two days in jail and five years of probation for sexually abusing 12 current and former employees and residents.

Finances could affect cognition, aging process

October 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research suggests poverty and perceived hardship could lead to premature aging. 

Personality and perceptions of aging linked to depression

October 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new study found that improving self-perceptions related to efficacy and aging in older adults can reduce signs of depression in older adults. 

The lost generations

September 30, 2016  | 

Honoring those who have served will soon take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system. A new strategy is needed to care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other war injuries who may also have dementia...

Brain activity declines over time with Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research on how Parkinson’s disease affects brain activity could help measure the effectiveness of future clinical trials and offer insight into new treatments. 

The care conundrum

September 26, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

Vitamin D may help reduce asthma attacks

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A meta-analysis of people with mostly mild to moderate asthma found that vitamin D supplements decreased the number of asthma attacks that required use of oral steroids and reduced the number of trips to the emergency department.

Socializing makes seniors more popular—and healthier

September 7, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Social butterflies tend to be in better health and less vulnerable to elder abuse, a Canadian researcher has found.

How you walk could indicate falls risk

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An analysis of embedded sensor data that measured gait speed and stride found that cumulative declines could predict a fall up to three weeks in advances, suggesting opportunities for proactive interventions.

Ethnicity and aging: Latina es mejor!

August 18, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Latinos have higher rates of diabetes and other illnesses—so why do they age slower than other ethnicities?

Seniors concerned about presidential candidates’ plans for Social Security

August 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Likely female voters age 50 and up in battleground states say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t talking much about Social Security but that the next president will have to update the program, according to a survey commissioned by AARP. 


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