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Healthy Aging

As longer life becomes a reality for more and more individuals in the US, finding ways to improve quality of life throughout a lifetime is becoming increasingly important. This section highlights the many ways people can strive for overall well-being.


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Poor Sleep Quality Associated with Increased Risk of Suicide in Older Adults

The inability to get a good night’s rest increases the suicide risk for older adults, according to a new study by led by Rebecca A. Bernert, Ph.D. of Stanford University.

Study: Stroke Rates Declining

Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

IOM Releases Workshop Summary: Elder Abuse and Its Prevention

LeadingAge has been active in participating in a series of workshops held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on elder abuse and its prevention. On April 17-18, 2013, the IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention held a workshop on elder abuse and its prevention to shed light on this underappreciated and often overlooked form of violence. A recently released workshop summary provides more detailed information on the content of the workshop.

Alice Herz-Sommer: Meet the Oldest Living Pianist

At 109 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer is the oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor.

What to Look for When Researching Communities

Ryan Harrison is the Director of Resident Life & Wellness at Hillcrest. His position is a new one, created in alignment with a new wellness model that Hillcrest recently adopted. He is currently finishing his doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Health and Wellness and has worked as a private practitioner and educator in the health and wellness field for 12 years.LeadingAge spoke with him about his position, what health and wellness means at Hillcrest, and what he recommends that people look for with regard to health and wellness when they begin researching retirement communities for themselves or a loved one.