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Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory

As people get older, they experience fewer negative emotions. Strategic processes in older adults’ emotional attention and memory might play a role in this variation with age. Older adults show more emotionally gratifying memory distortion for past choices and autobiographical information than younger adults do. In addition, when shown stimuli that vary in affective valence, …

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An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful. Consciously watching for small wonders in the world around you during an otherwise ordinary walk could amplify the mental health benefits of the stroll, according to an interesting new psychological study of what the study’s authors …

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THE BEAUTIFUL HARMONY OF CARING AND COMPASSION FOR ELDERS

We all like to think that we have compassion for others don’t we?   After all, we give care, so we must have empathy.  Is there a difference between caring and true compassion? Caring for another person is is an act of displaying kindness and concern for others.  It is the work or practice of looking after …

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Keep yourself well First and most important, as a caretaker you should take all the precautions you can to avoid becoming infected yourself. Here are the basics: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after providing care, preparing food, using the bathroom, or touching surfaces in public …

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