As longer life becomes a reality for more and more individuals in the US, finding ways to improve quality of life throughout a lifetime is becoming increasingly important. This section highlights the many ways people can strive for overall well-being.
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Social media training can help older adults improve their cognitive, emotional and physical well being, according to the findings from a 2-year study funded by the European Union and led by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
Therapeutic recreation is an up and coming technique appearing in some retirement communities, assisted living, and skilled nursing centers. Music, pet and art interventions are just a few methods of therapeutic recreation that can be used to positively impact the health and wellness of seniors living in these settings. By participating in programs like these, seniors can improve both their physical and cognitive abilities by rehabilitating and restoring functionality.
LeadingAge’s senior vice president of technology and executive director of CAST, Majd Alwan, was recently interviewed by Bottom Line Health for an overview article of consumer technologies that can help seniors live at home while remaining healthier and living longer than ever before.
A new study in the Journal of Gerontology concludes that Internet use may reduce the probability of depression in older adults by as much as 33%.