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Improve sleep with mindful meditation-5336

Improve sleep with mindful meditation

As people age, they may experience trouble falling asleep or staying asleep (NIH SeniorHealth). However, disturbed sleep is not normal, and a team of researchers wondered if there was a non-drug way to have a good night’s sleep.

STUDY: A group of 49 people with moderate sleep problems, ages 55 and older, were randomly assigned to attend a sleep hygiene education course (sleep habits, relaxation methods and establishing bedtime routines) or to learn a mindful awareness practice that trained participants to be aware of their thoughts and emotions but avoid reacting to or becoming distracted by them.

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Aerobic exercise may relieve caregiver stress-5326

Aerobic exercise may relieve caregiver stress

A small study was developed to discover if six months of cycling would benefit 26 people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

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Housework may improve physical and emotional well-being-5320

Housework may improve physical and emotional well-being

Housework may not be a favorite activity, but it could be that the resulting cleanliness has a positive effect on quality of life.

STUDY: Information collected during interviews with 337 people ages 65-94 years revealed their thoughts on their physical and emotional well-being.

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Household chores help women with dementia maintain their identity-5319

Household chores help women with dementia maintain their identity

Over a five to six year period, five interviews were conducted with seven women diagnosed with dementia who were living with their husbands.

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Among those 85+, optimism extends life-5312

Among those 85+, optimism extends life

The term “high morale” was defined as future-oriented optimism. The five-year survival rate for octogenarians with high morale was 55.6%, compared

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People with Parkinson's benefit from dancing the tango-5306

People with Parkinson's benefit from dancing the tango

Parkinson’s disease is a neuromuscular condition that can cause tremor, rigidity, gait dysfunction and non-motor symptoms, such as depression, fatigue and cognitive degeneration. The tango dance requires specific steps that involve rhythmically walking forward and backward. In addition, tango requires working memory, control of attention, and multitasking to incorporate newly learned and previously learned dance elements, to stay in rhythm with the music, and maneuver around others on the dance floor.

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