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Newswise: Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being
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Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being

University of California San Diego Health

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the presence of, and search for, meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the relationships differ in adults younger and older than age 60.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors, Staff Picks,

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5-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST

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Loneliness May Be Due to Increasing Aging Population

American Psychological Association (APA)

Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations – there just might be more of them, according to a pair of studies published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors,

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5-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST
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Holiday Tips for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

An expert at Rutgers’ Care2Caregivers helpline shares tips on how families can celebrate the holidays with loved ones suffering from an illness that affects memory

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, In the Home, Seniors,

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9-Dec-2019 2:05 AM EST
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ACR and EULAR Release New Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released the 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease. It is the first criteria developed specifically for this recently recognized disease.

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4-Dec-2019 2:10 PM EST
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Preventing Holiday Hazards for Seniors

University of Chicago Medical Center

If you’re hosting older relatives and friends this holiday season, you’ll need to prepare your home inside and out to make sure their visit is comfortable and safe. That's because the biggest risk for aging adults in the home is tripping and falling.

Channels: Bone Health, Seniors, Winter Holidays,

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3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health demands and those of their spouse may take a mental toll.

Channels: Aging, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

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3-Dec-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Newswise: UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for implementation of evidence-based interventions designed to improve care for older adults.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Healthcare, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors,

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2-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST
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