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Being active in a group helps maintain cognitive function-5140

Being active in a group helps maintain cognitive function

The social dimension of wellness encompasses interactions with family, friends, neighbors and groups (International Council on Active Aging). Does it make a difference if those social connections are made with an individual or with a group?

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Social connections may lead to better health-4761

Social connections may lead to better health

Leisure activities, defined as an activity not involving pay, includes many types of activity, from home maintenance and cooking to exercise class or quilting.

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Technology may help reduce social isolation-4752

Technology may help reduce social isolation

A small group of 17 people, average age 87, who lived in a residential care home due to physical limitations were introduced to software they could use for three different activities: leisure games, a journal editing tool and an intuitive emailing device.

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Social engagement improves life among residents in assisted living-4749

Social engagement improves life among residents in assisted living

Does it matter if social connections occur inside or outside an assisted living residence? An analysis of information from 150 residents in assisted living, average age 82.8 years, found that residents with more severe functional disability received significant psychological benefit from interpersonal contacts and social activity within the facility.

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Are families or friends more important for well-being?-4708

Are families or friends more important for well-being?

After acknowledging that social connections are considered a requirement for well-being at older ages, the authors of a recent study posed a question. Since relationships with family members are obligatory, and relationships with friends are voluntary, is there a difference in how each contributes to feelings of well-being?

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Good neighbors may lower risk of stroke-4338

Good neighbors may lower risk of stroke

Background to a new study explains that over three decades, research has shown that neighborhood factors such as violence, noise, traffic, litter and poor air quality can increase poor health. Would the opposite also occur? To explore if positive characteristics impact health, researchers looked at the effect of “neighborhood social cohesion,” the trust in and connection with neighbors, in relation to stroke.

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