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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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Walkability is good for business-4443

Walkability is good for business

On average, 45% of daily trips are made for shopping and running errands, states background in a new report. For a community to be “walkable,” it’s important to have nearby retail business and other services. Based in secondary research and observation, the author makes the case that walkability is good for business.

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What environment triggers active living in retirement villages?-4205

What environment triggers active living in retirement villages?

During six focus group, 51 residents of retirement villages in Australia discussed the environment that would support active lifestyles.

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Outdoor housing features important for Canadian boomers-3595

Outdoor housing features important for Canadian boomers

As participants in an online panel, 1,013 Canadians born 1980-1994 (Generation Y) and 1,011 Canadians born between the years 1947 and 1966 (Boomers) were asked about their plans to move and the characteristics they desired in a new home.

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Multigenerational households mean upsizing-3436

Multigenerational households mean upsizing

In the prior issue of ICAA Research Review (10[40] October 2012), a report pointed to the need for governments and private businesses to make housing appropriate for the functional abilities and personal interests of older adults. The results of a separate survey cast an additional light on future housing needs.

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