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Tech Talk: Senior Living report highlights growth of engagement
iN2L, a company that provides digital engagement solutions to the senior living market, released on March 30 its third annual investigation into trends on the adoption, state, and impact of technology upon resident engagement within senior living communities.more
Biological age diagnostics will predict healthspan, lifespan
Longevity.Technology, which says it "brings together innovators and investors to commercialize the companies that will form the longevity economy," recently published its first market intelligence report that provides a detailed analysis of the growing biological age diagnostics market.more
Alcohol abuse starting over age 40 could signal dementia
Individuals who start abusing alcohol later in life - after age 40 - may be doing so secondary to an underlying neurologic condition, such as frontotemporal dementia, according to a recent study. Overall, 1.7% of US older adults meet the definition of alcohol abuse - defined as when alcohol consumption negatively impacts work or social life or leads to legal ramifications. While lifelong alcohol abuse is a known risk factor for dementia, it has been unknown whether older adults who begin abusing alcohol late in life have an underlying neurodegenerative disease.more
Holistic employee wellbeing programs more personal, accessible
McLean & Company has published a new research blueprint to help organizations build a wellbeing program designed to meet employee needs, and help organizations focus on employee wellbeing in their day-to-day operations, culture, and leadership. It's well worth a look, and perhaps, implementation.more
Life-long exercise could keep muscles, nerves healthy in older age
Lifelong physical activity could protect against age-related loss of muscle mass and function, according to recently published research. Individuals ages 68 and above who were physically active throughout their lives had healthier aging muscle that functions better and is more resistant to fatigue compared to inactive individuals, both young and old. While it's still true that individuals reap benefits no matter when they start exercising, this study can help motivate younger staff and extended family members to stay active now and going forward.more
Stats: Fitness equipment market to reach $18.5 billion by 2026
The latest market report from Global Industry Analysts documents consistent growth in the fitness market over the last few years, with more to come, mainly due to increasing numbers of people around the world affected by overweight and obesity. "Growth in the market is driven by the strong focus on leading healthy lifestyles through healthy diets and fitness regimes," according to the report. It's a message that can't be repeated enough in the active aging industry.more