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Aging Research & Issues: February 5-9, 2018

  • From Research to Application: Supportive and Therapeutic Environments for People Living With Dementia. Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., EDAC. The Gerontologist, Volume 58, Issue suppl_1, 18 January 2018, pages S114-S128. Free access for a limited time.
  • Frequency of Leaving the House and Mortality from Age 70 to 95. Jeremy M. Jacobs, MBBS; Aliza Hammerman-Rozenberg, M.A.; and Jochanan Stessman, M.D. Journal of the  American Geriatrics Society, Volume 66, Issue 1, January 2018, pages 106-112. In community-dwelling elderly adults aged 70 to 90, leaving the house daily was associated with lower mortality risk, independent of social, functional, or medical status.
  • Depression Among Older Adults: A 20-Year Update on Five Common Myths and Misconceptions. Emily A.P. Haigh, Ph.D.; Olivia E. Bogucki, M.A.; Sandra T. Sigmon, Ph.D.; and Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D. American  Journal of  Geriatric Psychiatry, January 2018, Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 107-122. While older adults may benefit from enhanced ability to regulate emotions, research suggests that several age-related biological processes contribute to Major depressive disorder (MDD) in late life.
  • Video Conferencing: An Intervention for Emotional Loneliness in Long-Term Care. Mary T. Siniscarco, Cynthia Love-Williams and Sarah Burnett-Wolle. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, Volume 41, Issue 4, pages 316-329. Published online:  June 15, 2017. The intervention was not associated with significant changes in affective well-being.
  • Pennsylvania County Government 2018 Priorities. County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. Collaborating to redefine, reinvigorate and better communicate the state-county partnership for the crucial services counties deliver to Pennsylvania’s communities and constituents. Topics include human services funding and reform, preventing substance abuse and increasing forensic bed access for inmates with mental illness, among others.