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 

Early Childhood Education – A selection of articles

A selection of articles form a variety of sources: Caregivers and service providers’ perspectives on a Western Australian aboriginal community’s 0–3 years, early learning programme  / Hayley C. Smith et al. — Early Child Development and Care — A broad range of initiatives including early intervention programmes have been implemented in Australia to assist disadvantaged and at-risk Indigenous parents … [Read More] Early Childhood Education – A selection of articles

New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

In This Issue: Ageism & Stereotypes Dementia Euthanasia Volume 56 Issue 6 December 2016 A selection of articles with abstracts The Language of Ageism: Why We Need to Use Words Carefully / Tracey L. Gendron, E. Ayn Welleford, Jennifer Inker, and John T. White Dementia Caregivers Use of Services for Themselves / Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Linda O. Nichols, Jeffrey Zuber, Robert Burns, and Marshall J. Graney Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn … [Read More] New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

The Experiences of Family Caregivers of People with Advanced Dementia Living in Nursing Homes, with a Specific Focus on Spouses: A narrative literature review – Dementia

ABSTRACT Dementia affects individuals, families and their relationships. While there is increasing evidence about the experiences of family caregivers of people with dementia, relatively little is known of their experiences when their relatives are living in nursing homes with dementia. This narrative literature review aimed to synthesise current knowledge about family caregivers’ experience of having … [Read More] The Experiences of Family Caregivers of People with Advanced Dementia Living in Nursing Homes, with a Specific Focus on Spouses: A narrative literature review – Dementia

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

Experience of Companionship among Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A qualitative study – Dementia

ABSTRACT We examined how caregivers experienced the influence of dementia on their relationships with afflicted family members. Family caregivers (n = 15; 11 women and four men; age 39–92 years) of people with dementia participated in semi-structured interviews. The data were analyzed according to Kvale and Brinkman. The analysis identified one overarching theme, experiences of … [Read More] Experience of Companionship among Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A qualitative study – Dementia

Finding Meaning in Written Emotional Expression by Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia – American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

ABSTRACT This study tested the effect of written emotional expression on the ability to find meaning in caregiving and the effects of finding meaning on emotional state and psychological burden in 91 dementia family caregivers. In a pretest–post-test design, participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a comparison group. Experimental caregivers (n = … [Read More] Finding Meaning in Written Emotional Expression by Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia – American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

ABSTRACT Objectives: Models of resilience suggest that psychosocial resources and their interactions facilitate resilience while experiencing life challenges of caregiving. The MORE wisdom resources (sense of Mastery, Openness to experience, Reflective attitude, and Emotion regulation) have been suggested as possible personal resources of resilience that predict positive health outcomes of caregivers. Applying a model of … [Read More] The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

The Gerontologist Volume 56 Issue 3 June 2016 Current Table of Contents: A selection of titles [with abstracts] Turn Off the Music! Music Impairs Visual Associative Memory Performance in Older Adults Aging and Place: Clarifying the Discourse The Growing Costs and Burden of Family Caregiving of Older Adults: A Review of Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave … [Read More] New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

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