But as the researchers noted, even the apparently easily stressed urbanites in the study "grew up in relative safety and prosperity in Germany," whereas billions of other people are living under less affluence among greater disparities, which could lead to even more drastic changes in the brain.
And the global move to urban environments doesn't show any signs of abating, so keeping city folk mentally healthy will likely have to be a focus going forward. Kennedy and Adolphs suggested future work focusing on ways of "softening" the urban landscape via better architecture and urban planning.
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But before more psychologically healthful cities can be designed and built, more work needs to be done to establish the mechanisms behind these changes in the brain. Previous research suggests that the impact of an urban environment might start as early as the womb, via mothers under stress.
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It includes information on 20 categories, including which state agency licenses assisted living as well as recent legislative and regulatory activity. Additional categories cover requirements for resident agreements, admission and discharge policies, scope of care, life safety, among others.
Of note:. NCAL anticipates the trend for increasing state regulations to continue, with exactly half of the states reporting that over the next year they will be proposing, formally reviewing, or considering changes that would affect assisted living communities.
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