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Managing pandemic stress at every age

Healthy aging experts share insight into how older adults cope with stress related to the pandemic, and how people of all ages can use it as a learning experience.

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Inside the mind of student researcher Shelbie Turner

How much do the goals you have throughout your life impact your health in later years? Shelbie Turner, a PhD student studying human development and family sciences, is seeking answers.

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‘Aging well’ greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, OSU study finds

If you believe you’re capable of becoming a healthy, engaged person in old age, you are more likely to experience that outcome.

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Study finds age discrimination predicted health behaviors related to cancer risk

Led by Professor Karen Hooker, the article “Effects of age discrimination on self-perceptions of aging and cancer risk behaviors,” was just published in The Gerontologist, including as co-authors two PHHS alumnae (Shannon Mejia in HDFS and Sandi Phibbs in HPHB), and thought leaders at the AARP. In a longitudinal study using data from the Health and Retirement Study, the researchers […]

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HDFS study aims to advance field

A paper by HDFS PhD candidate Eric Cerino and Professor Karen Hooker, in collaboration with colleagues at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), was just published in The Gerontologist. The research team re-examined data from a six-week, conversation-based intervention conducted by co-author Hiroko Dodge at OHSU and found that the cognitive benefits from the intervention depended on levels of […]

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Social media tools can reinforce stigma and stereotype

In particular, the scientists studied comments and sentiments expressed about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It found that 51 percent of tweets by private users of Twitter accounts contained stigma, when making reference to this condition and the people who deal with it.