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Topic- Social wellness

 

Purpose in life linked to better sleep-6112

Purpose in life linked to better sleep

An estimated 45% of older adults report difficulty in falling or staying asleep and close to 40% report a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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Feeling in control maintains social activity-6078

Feeling in control maintains social activity

Functional limitations may interfere with a person's social activity, which in turn can lead to additional health issues and decline over time.

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Stereotypes of dementia flourish in social media-6056

Stereotypes of dementia flourish in social media

Using a new software developed to analyze comments on social media, researchers found that among private users of Twitter accounts, 51% of 31,150 tweets made thoughtless or demeaning statements about people with dementias and Alzheimer's disease.

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Lonely or not, older adults benefit from social connections-6042

Lonely or not, older adults benefit from social connections

Both the subjective experience of loneliness (how people feel) and the objective measures of isolation, such as size of social network and access to resources, are important despite their differences, point out the authors of a new report.

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Social wellness

The give and take of social connections-6019

The give and take of social connections

The social dimension of wellness is an important part of active aging, leading to many benefits for physical, mental and cognitive health.

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Social wellness

Social life helps maintain daily activities-5942

Social life helps maintain daily activities

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), such as shopping, housekeeping and managing money, are those that people perform to remain living independently (American Psychological Association).

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