Gerontology & Geriatrics

Older adults faced mental health issues during the pandemic

Older adults experienced greater depression and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers, and relationship strength (perceived closeness to network members) moderated ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social connection boosts fitness app appeal

New research led by Flinders University Ph.D. candidate Jasmine Petersen examining commercial physical activity apps has found that the social components of these apps hold great potential to increase physical activity engagement.

Neuroscience

Autism researchers map brain circuitry of social preference

Some individuals love meeting new people, while others abhor the idea. For individuals with conditions such as autism, unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions such as fear and anxiety. A new study from ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Pandemic inspires framework for enhanced care in nursing homes

As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens' technology use and mental health: New report released

With or without physical separation due to COVID-19, youth are using social media to connect and support each other, according to a report released today. Three leading researchers have just published Youth Connections for ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The unexpected benefits of tailored exercise for aged care residents

Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don't just provide physical benefits for residents living in aged care—they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement, according to new Edith Cowan ...

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