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

A Community Hub Approach to Older People’s Housing – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: This paper explores the potential of housing with care schemes to act as community hubs. The analysis highlights a range of benefits, barriers and facilitators Design/methodology/approach: Data is presented from the ASSET project (Adult Social Services Environments and Settings) which used a mixed methods approach including a review of the literature, surveys and … [Read More] A Community Hub Approach to Older People’s Housing – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Psychologies of Ageing: Research, policy and practice – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose: A frequent concern of older people and of those who work with older people is that research is often divorced from reality and does not inform everyday practice. For many years, psychology and related disciplines have investigated the social and psychological aspects of ageing from different perspectives. However, the contemporary challenges faced by … [Read More] Psychologies of Ageing: Research, policy and practice – Working with Older People

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

Why Secure and Affordable Housing is an Increasing Worry for Age Pensioners- The Conversation

Extract from an article by Alan Morris, Chair Professor, University of Technology Sydney The average housing costs of older (65-plus) outright homeowners in lone-person households were A$38 a week in 2013-14, the Australian Bureau of Statistics calculated, compared to $103 for older social housing tenants and $232 for older private renters. Fortunately, over the last several decades … [Read More] Why Secure and Affordable Housing is an Increasing Worry for Age Pensioners- The Conversation

‘Growing Old’ in Shelters and ‘On the Street’: Experiences of older homeless people – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Homelessness among older people in Canada is both a growing concern, and an emerging field of study. This article reports thematic results of qualitative interviews with 40 people aged 46 to 75, carried out as part of a mixed-methods study of older people who are homeless in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Our participants included people … [Read More] ‘Growing Old’ in Shelters and ‘On the Street’: Experiences of older homeless people – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

KEY FINDINGS – Extract This publication presents information from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). It follows the release of the First Results in April 2016, which are also included in this publication. Disability The disability prevalence rate in Australia has remained relatively stable over time, with 18.3% of people reporting disability … [Read More] Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Review of Public Transport Needs of Older People in European Context – Journal of Population Ageing

ABSTRACT People’s life expectancy is increasing throughout the world as a result of improved living standards and medical advances. The natural ageing process is accompanied by physiological changes which can have significant consequences for mobility. As a consequence, older people tend to make fewer journeys than other adults and may change their transport mode. Access … [Read More] Review of Public Transport Needs of Older People in European Context – Journal of Population Ageing

Dementia – A selection of articles

Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice: Current issue November 2016; 15 (6) Editorial: Co-production and engagement of people with dementia: The issue of ethics and creative or intellectual copyright[Full text] ‘Singing for the Brain: A qualitative study exploring the health and well-being benefits of singing for people with dementia and their carers Dementia … [Read More] Dementia – A selection of articles

New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Table of Contents: Vol 7, No 4 (2016) [Open Access] Welcome to Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, the international journal that brings together the range of longitudinal research within the broad framework of life course study. This journal aims to meet the communication needs of researchers using longitudinal and life course study methods at … [Read More] New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015 – ABS

Extract The 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) is the most recent in a series of comprehensive national surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, following similar surveys in 1981, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009 and 2012. The survey was designed to: measure the prevalence of disability in Australia measure the need … [Read More] Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015 – ABS

Regional Variation in Social Isolation amongst Older Australians – Regional Studies, Regional Science

ABSTRACT Regional studies globally has a strong focus on understanding the causes of variation in the economic performance and well-being of regions and this emphasis acknowledges that the strength of the local or regional economy plays a determinant role in shaping quality of life. Regional research has been less active in considering spatial variation in … [Read More] Regional Variation in Social Isolation amongst Older Australians – Regional Studies, Regional Science

Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

New study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Extract from an article by Ann Arbor Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be … [Read More] Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

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