Using Technology to Enhance Aging in Place

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aging in place is “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”  Aging in place may benefit both the individual and society by allowing older adults to maintain connections with others in [...]

Effects of Hearing Status on Loneliness and Depression in Older Adults

Hearing loss, one of the most common chronic conditions in older adults, has been associated with a variety of social and emotional difficulties. These include anxiety, perceived loss of control, mood changes, feelings of frustration, and low self-worth. Previous research investigating the association between hearing loss and loneliness and depression have produced inconsistent results. Pronk [...]

Bridge Employment and Retirees’ Health

As populations age in many countries throughout the world, researchers are seeking to identify strategies for maintaining good health in older adults. Studies investigating predictors of health during retirement have found better health outcomes for those who have higher socioeconomic status, greater social support, and involvement in postcareer activities. Yet, little is known about the [...]

Selective Attention in Older Drivers

As the percentage of elderly drivers increases, there is growing concern about the safety of these drivers. Studies show that drivers over 70 are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in right-of-way crashes at intersections. This finding has been attributed to diminished physical abilities (such as difficulty turning one’s head), as well as [...]