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Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease-5192

Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Muscle rigidity leading to poor movement and loss of balance are features of Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative condition that is more common among people over 50 (Parkinson’s Disease Foundation). From a small feasibility study, conducted to determine if the protocols should be used for a larger study, a few unexpected findings emerged.

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Why do midlife adults travel? It's not all business.-5187

Why do midlife adults travel? It's not all business.

An online survey was conducted among 1,137 women and men who were 45 years and older and had traveled at least 50 miles from home, spending at least two nights away, in the past two years.

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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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