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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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Why the Internet is Good for Older Adults

A new study in the Journal of Gerontology concludes that Internet use may reduce the probability of depression in older adults by as much as 33%.

Dementia: The Genius of Marian Film Premieres on PBS on September 8

The Genius of Marian, a visually rich, emotionally complex documentary about a family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease, will premiere on PBS on September 9, 2014. The film follows Pam White, who is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's. After being diagnosed, life as she and her family know it begins to change, slowly but irrevocably.

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.