Aging News Headlines: February 26, 2018
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Aging News Headlines: February 22, 2018
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Aging Research & Issues: February 20-23, 2018
- Training Area Agencies on Aging Case Managers to Improve Physical Function, Mood, and Behavior in Persons With Dementia and Caregivers: Examples from the RDAD-Northwest Study. Susan M. McCurry, Rebecca G. Logsdon, Kenneth C. Pike, David M. LaFazia & Linda Teri. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 61, 2018 – Issue 1, Pages 45-60 . Published online: December 6, 2017.
- Psychological predictors of eating pathology in older adult women. Elizabeth Midlarsky, Ashley Kronen Marotta, Steven Pirutinsky, Ruth T. Morin & Joseph C. McGowan. Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 30, 2018 – Issue 2, Pages 145-157. Published online: April 3, 2017. Results of an Internet survey of older adult women (N = 245; aged 60–90 years) indicate that the factors significantly associated with eating pathology—perfectionism, depression, and sociocultural pressures to be thin—closely parallel those reported for both younger and middle-aged women.
Recent Headlines: February 21, 2018
Aging News Headlines: February 20, 2018
When Pennsylvania Hall burned
By Constance Garcia-Barrio
On the morning of May 14, 1838, a small group of black women from South Philadelphia, home at that time to many of the city’s African-Americans, made their way north, past Market Street’s smelly fish stalls and dye shops, to Pennsylvania Hall. The Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women would soon start in the stately new building on Sixth Street between Mulberry and Sassafras, about where WHYY stands now. Besides being excited about the convention, only the second of its kind in U.S. history, the women felt wary.
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