Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – J Gerontol

ABSTRACT Objective: We conceptualize successful aging as a cumulative index of individual resources (the absence of disease and disability, high cognitive and physical functioning, social embeddedness) in the service of successful aging outcomes (global well-being, experienced well-being, and vital status), and conditioned by age, social structure, and environment. Method:The study used baseline and follow-up data from … [Read More] Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – J Gerontol

Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

Health Status, Health Behaviours and Anxiety Symptoms of Older Male Caregivers: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project – Australasian Journal on Ageing 

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore differences between older male caregivers and non-caregivers on health status, health behaviours and well-being, including symptoms of anxiety. Methods: Data were collected through self-completed questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with 1705 community living men aged ?70 in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Results: Eleven per cent of older men were caregivers, of … [Read More] Health Status, Health Behaviours and Anxiety Symptoms of Older Male Caregivers: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project – Australasian Journal on Ageing 

NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care  Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300. Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality WA’s Brightwater Care … [Read More] NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

ABSTRACT Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues to rise. Access Economics (2003) estimated the total cost … [Read More] Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

“Working with COW”: Social Work Supporting Older Women Living in the Community – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Australia, like all developed Western countries, is experiencing a demographic shift resulting in an increasing proportion of the population being over the age of 65 years. Contrary to stereotypes, the vast majority of older people live independently in communities. This article explores the potential of social work practice informed by community development principles to enable … [Read More] “Working with COW”: Social Work Supporting Older Women Living in the Community – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Spousal dyads divided into I/Me and We/Us in their approaches to their situations. Relationship satisfaction, cognitive or functional ability, and anxiety, depression and burden were similar in both groups. Carers in We/Us dyads expressed more positive aspects of caregiving than those with an I/Me outlook. Mutual compassion, a characteristic of the We/Us approach, may … [Read More] ‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Working Memory Plasticity and Aging- Psychology & Aging 

ABSTRACT The present research explores how the trajectory of learning on a working memory task changes throughout the life span, and whether gains in working memory performance are exclusively a question of initial working memory capacity (WMC) or whether age exerts an independent effect. In a large, cross-sectional study of younger, middle-aged, and older adults, … [Read More] Working Memory Plasticity and Aging- Psychology & Aging 

The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare. The tough part of longevity is working out how to ensure those extra … [Read More] The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia – LSE

 ABSTRACT Background: The MODEM project (A comprehensive approach to MODelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for DEMentia) explores how changes in arrangements for the future treatment and care of people living with dementia, and support for family and other unpaid carers, could result in better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. Methods: MODEM … [Read More] MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia – LSE

The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: Our purpose in this study was to review and synthesize the research literature on the quality of life of both caregivers (CGs) and care recipients (CRs) with dementia after admission to long-term care facilities. Design/methodology/approach: Four databases – AgeLine, Medline, EBSCO, and PyscINFO – were searched and the relevant literature from 2002 onwards … [Read More] The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Ageing Well in the Right Place: Partnership working with older people – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose : The provision of home and community supports can enable people to successfully age-in-place by improving physical and mental health, supporting social participation and enhancing independence, autonomy and choice. One challenge concerns the integration of place-based supports available as older people transition into affordable housing. Sustainable solutions need to be developed and implemented … [Read More] Ageing Well in the Right Place: Partnership working with older people – Working with Older People

Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Dementia and Reduce Dementia Symptom – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose: Dementia is a growing problem worldwide, due to an ageing population. It has significant human and economic costs. There is no effective medical treatment. Design/methodology/approach:Using earlier reviews, we discuss the difference between dementia and cognitive ageing and the different types of dementia, in terms of manifestation and pathology. We reviewed non-modifiable risk factors … [Read More] Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Dementia and Reduce Dementia Symptom – Working with Older People

Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

NEWS – Extract Provider calls for action on loneliness after report reveals increase … Half of Australians aged 65 and over have experienced feelings of loneliness, new research has revealed. About 1.7 million participants of the study said they have felt lonely, up by almost 300,000 since the survey was last conducted in 2015. The Social … [Read More] Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

The Effectiveness of Environment Assessment Tools to Guide Refurbishment of Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities: A systematic review – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine applicability of environment assessment tools in guiding minor refurbishments of Australian residential aged care facilities. Method: Studies conducted in residential aged care settings using assessment tools which address the physical environment were eligible for inclusion in a systematic review. Given these studies are limited, tools which have not yet been utilised in research … [Read More] The Effectiveness of Environment Assessment Tools to Guide Refurbishment of Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities: A systematic review – Australasian Journal on Ageing

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