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Tech Talk: Digital treatment may curb depression symptoms-8908

Tech Talk: Digital treatment may curb depression symptoms

Computer- and smartphone-based treatments seem to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, offering a potential alternative to address the growing mental health needs spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Depression

Clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia-8905

Clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia

While it is generally assumed that a person with dementia will be better able to carry out daily tasks such as making tea when their home space is tidy and clutter free, "there has been very little research to really test this hypothesis," says Dr. Eneida Mioshi, principal author of a recent study from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. The findings challenge the assumption that people with dementia function better in clutter-free environment, and active aging professionals might want to test the results in their own communities to better inform programming and environmental strategies.

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Dementia

Workday workout can help employees focus-8899

Workday workout can help employees focus

Taking the time for light or vigorous physical exercise during the workday could improve work performance and focus, according to a recent study. The findings are worth considering when reviewing your employee wellness programs and benefits.

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Workplace wellness

New index shows states' capacity to support successful aging-8895

New index shows states' capacity to support successful aging

US states vary widely in how well they are adapting to their aging populations, according to a new Milbank Quarterly article that ranks states based on an index measuring societal aging. The index tracks state support for successful aging at the population level across five domains: (1) Productivity and Engagement, (2) Security, (3) Equity, (4) Cohesion, and (5) Well-being. It's a concept that active-aging organizations might want to consider with regard to assessing their own states and even neighborhoods.

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Ageism

New Alzheimer's drug of questionable value-8893

New Alzheimer's drug of questionable value

The American Academy of Neurology recently released a position statement on aducanumab (trade name, Aduhelm), which active aging professionals should become familiar with and can use as a resource for discussions with customers and families.

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Health conditions

Stats: Telehealth use by Medicare recipients rose 63-fold during pandemic-8890

Stats: Telehealth use by Medicare recipients rose 63-fold during pandemic

Telehealth use by Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries increased 63-fold - from approximately 840,000 virtual visits in 2019 to nearly 52.7 million in 2020, according to a new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The report features an analysis of in-person and telehealth visits by Medicare FFS beneficiaries from January to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

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Telecare

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