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 

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

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

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

NEW ISSUE: Working With Older People – Emerald Insight

Working with Older People, Volume 20, Issue 4 , December 2016. Housing suitable for an ageing population — The older population is growing but there is too little housing being built and very little suits their needs. This viewpoint describes what is on offer now and looks at the viability of the chalet bungalow as a desirable, … [Read More] NEW ISSUE: Working With Older People – Emerald Insight

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

New issue: Ageing & Society – Cambridge Journals

Ageing & Society, Table of Contents – FirstView Articles – Cambridge Journals website viewed 1 September 2016 A selection of articles with abstracts: Participation in community activities through Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Supportive Service Programs / Emily A. Greenfield, Rebecca L. Maudlin, 25 pages  Active and non-active agents: residents’ agency in assisted living / Jari Pirhonen, Ilkka Pietila, … [Read More] New issue: Ageing & Society – Cambridge Journals

The Challenges of Active Ageing in the UK: A case study of the approach to retirement in the UK – Challenges of Active Ageing

ABSTRACT In 2011, age discrimination legislation in the UK was repealed. As a result, it became unlawful for employers to have a contractual retirement age, unless this can be objectively justified in order to achieve a legitimate aim. This chapter will review the extent to which these legislative changes are helping to meet the challenges … [Read More] The Challenges of Active Ageing in the UK: A case study of the approach to retirement in the UK – Challenges of Active Ageing

The Important Role of Migration for an Ageing Nation – Population Ageing

ABSTRACT The British Referendum of June 23rd 2016 is set to be a defining moment in British history. Whether to be reconsidered or not, whether to result in a stronger or diminished UK and EU, analysts pouring over the voting data have identified key trends in the UK around generation, locality, income and education. But … [Read More] The Important Role of Migration for an Ageing Nation – Population Ageing

Neural Activation Patterns of Successful Episodic Encoding: Reorganization during childhood, maintenance in old age – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

ABSTRACT The two-component framework of episodic memory (EM) development posits that the contributions of medial temporal lobe (MTL) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) to successful encoding differ across the lifespan. To test the framework’s hypotheses, we compared subsequent memory effects (SME) of 10–12 year-old children, younger adults, and older adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). … [Read More] Neural Activation Patterns of Successful Episodic Encoding: Reorganization during childhood, maintenance in old age – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Care Perceptions among Residents of LTC Facilities Purporting to Offer Person-Centred Care – Canadian Journal on Aging

ABSTRACT This study explored qualitatively how residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities feel about and adapt to the care they receive. We interviewed and observed a purposeful selection of elderly residents in seven facilities purporting to provide person-centred care. Interpretative descriptions from 43 personal interviews with 23 participants answered the question: How do residents perceive … [Read More] Care Perceptions among Residents of LTC Facilities Purporting to Offer Person-Centred Care – Canadian Journal on Aging

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