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Is that retirement community really age-friendly?-5102

Is that retirement community really age-friendly?

To anchor an analysis, the authors of a new paper defined an age-friendly community as one that “is engaged in a strategic and ongoing process to facilitate active aging by optimizing the community's physical and social environments and its supporting infrastructure.”

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Gardens improve life for people with dementia-5048

Gardens improve life for people with dementia

The environmental dimension of wellness covers many topics, including the importance of older adults being outdoors. Research and practice for being outdoors, often in garden areas, was detailed in the ICAA white paper, “Practical strategies for providing wellness in outdoor environments.”

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What makes a community attractive to older adults?-4717

What makes a community attractive to older adults?

When asked where they wish to age, most adults choose their current homes. A new survey asked this question again, and found the same theme. But, what are the elements they want in their neighborhoods that make them attractive?

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A more walkable community means more minutes of walking-4641

A more walkable community means more minutes of walking

The Every Body Walk! Campaign encourages people to walk 30 minutes/day for 150 minutes/week of physical activity. Would moving to a new residence in a more walk-friendly community encourage people to meet that goal?

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Higher prevalence of dementia in assisted living, but fewer specialized residences-4447

Higher prevalence of dementia in assisted living, but fewer specialized residences

An independent analysis of data from the US 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities compared small (4-10 bed) assisted living and residential care communities (adult care homes, board care homes and adult foster care) with medium (11-26 beds) and large/extra large residences of 26 or more beds (Assisted Living Federation of America/George Mason University, November 2013).

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People with dementia improve function by exercising-4444

People with dementia improve function by exercising

Does exercise improve functional abilities, and reduce depression and poor behaviors among people with dementia? The authors of an updated Cochrane Review sought to answer that question because more studies have been completed since the original review was published in 2008.

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