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Intergenerational shared sites in demand-6457

Intergenerational shared sites in demand

A new survey from Generations United (GU) and the Eisner Foundation reveals that 92% of Americans believe activities bringing together children/youth and older adults can reduce loneliness across all ages and 89% think that serving both young people and older adults at the same location is a good use of resources.

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Exergaming may boost cognition in those with MCI-6452

Exergaming may boost cognition in those with MCI

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, researchers report.

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More minutes of exercise better for losing body fat-5481

More minutes of exercise better for losing body fat

After experiencing menopause, women tend to gain body fat. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women (United States National Cancer Institute), and older age and obesity are two risk factors. A study was conducted to determine if exercise would reduce body fat, which might reduce one of the risks of breast cancer.

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Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise-5480

Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise

A growing body of research has shown that physical activity encourages cognitive health as well as physical function. But how much exercise? A research team decided to explore that question.

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Relaxation technique improves mental health and immune function-5096

Relaxation technique improves mental health and immune function

The relaxation technique developed by Herbert Benson, MD, was introduced to the public in 1975 in the best-selling book, “The Relaxation Response.” A research team in Spain wondered if performing the technique would improve the immune systems of older adults and reduce their vulnerability to disease.

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Grooming horses improves well-being for people with dementia-4720

Grooming horses improves well-being for people with dementia

Animal-assisted interventions are designed “to promote improvement in physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning of the person(s) involved and in which a specially trained animal-handler team is an integral part,” according to Animal-Assisted Intervention International. Horses are among the types of animals that have been successful with interventions (equine interventions).

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