Aging Research & Issues: November 13-17, 2017
- Mindfulness-based forgiveness groups for older adults. Mariko A. Foulk, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton & James Fitzgerald. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 8, Pages 661-675. Published online: September 1, 2017.
- Feeling younger and identifying with older adults: Testing two routes to maintaining well-being in the face of age discrimination. Bibiana M. Armenta , Katherine Stroebe, Susanne Scheibe, Tom Postmes, Nico W. Van Yperen. PLoS ONE 12(11) e0187805. Published: November 8, 2017.
Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 6-10, 2017
- Preferences and Predictors of Aging in Place: Longitudinal Evidence from Melbourne, Australia. Hal Kendig, Cathy Honge Gong, Lisa Cannon & Colette Browning. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 31, 2017 – Issue 3, Pages 259-271. Published online: March 2, 2017. Home ownership, socioeconomic resources, neighborhood satisfaction, and home modifications were positively associated with aging in place.
- Serving Individuals with Dementia Who Live Alone. Elizabeth Gould, Molly Knowles, Michael Lepore, and Katie Maslow. Generations, Fall 2017 supplement, Pages 83 – 90.
Aging Research & Issues: Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017
- When Did Old Age Stop Being Depressing? Depression Trajectories of Older Americans and Britons 2002–2012. Gindo Tampubolon, M.S., Ph.D., Asri Maharani, M.D., Ph.D. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, November 2017, Volume 25, Issue 11, Pages 1187–1195. Open access. The trajectories of depression of older cohorts, particularly those of the prewar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in England, followed a U-shape. Conversely, the trajectories of depression of the younger cohort, particularly those of the postwar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in the United States, took an inverted U-shape.
- Evacuating People and Their Pets: Older Floridians’ Need for and Proximity to Pet-Friendly Shelters. Rachel Douglas MS PhD, Ayberk Kocatepe PhD, Anne E Barrett PhD, Eren Erman Ozguven PhD, Clayton Gumber, MS, PhD. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbx119. Advance article. Published: October 4, 2017. High pet shelter need coupled with low availability exacerbates older adults’ heightened vulnerability during Florida’s hurricane season.
Aging Research & Issues: October 23-27, 2017
- Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States. Min Hee Kim, Ruth E. Dunkle, Amanda J. Lehning, Huei-Wern Shen, Sheila Feld & Angela K. Perone. Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 494-504. Published online: September 27, 2016. To illuminate strategies for reducing the higher distress experienced by wife caregivers engaged in personal care assistance, further studies are needed incorporating couples’ relational dynamics and gendered experiences in personal care.
- Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied. James E. Galvin MD, MPH. Special Article – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 2128–2133. First published: August 2, 2017. Dementia may be a disorder that develops over a lifetime, with individualized ways to build a better brain as we age.
Aging Research & Issues: October 16-20, 2017
- Projections of white and black older adults without living kin in the United States, 2015 to 2060. Ashton M. Verderya, and Rachel Margolis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS). Published online October 2, 2017.
- The Promotion of Well-Being in Aging Individuals Living in Nursing Homes: A
Controlled Pilot Intervention with Narrative Strategies. Giulia Cesetti, PsyD,
Francesca Vescovelli, PsyD & Chiara Ruini, PhD. Clinical Gerontologist, Volume 40, 2017 – Issue 5, Pages 380-391. Published online: February 8, 2017.
Free access. Nursing home patients assigned to the narrative intervention reported significantly increased well-being and sleep quality.
Aging Research & Issues: October 10-13, 2017
- Enjoying the third age! Discourse, identity and liminality in extra-care communities. Karen West, Rachel Shaw , Barbara Hagger and Carol Holland. Ageing and Society, Volume 37, Issue 9, October 2017 , pp. 1874-1897. Open access. Published online: July 13, 2016.
- Hiding in Plain Sight: Social and Demographic Trends That Will Exacerbate the Impact of Alzheimer’s. A Nationwide Commitment to a Cure Can Help Avert Coming Crises. Nicholas Eberstadt, Ph.D. Commissioned by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. (October 2017, .pdf format, 20p.). Shows that the U.S. has vastly underestimated the public costs and consequences of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. A disturbing number of major social trends in America have direct and adverse implications for our capacity to cope with the Alzheimer’s epidemic in the years ahead .