Event to focus on addressing social determinants of health
Aging-service professionals are invited to attend “Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health,” the second of a three-part series, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Hall of Flags Room in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
Meditation is an ancient mind and body practice that is estimated to date back as far as 5,000 B.C. Most forms of meditation Most share the practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath or movement in order to increase awareness of the present moment – a state called mindfulness – as well as to lower stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
Aging Research & Issues: February 21 – 24, 2017
- Interventions for healthy aging among mature Black lesbians: Recommendations gathered through community-based research. Kristie L. Seelman, Mary Anne Adams & Tonia Poteat. Journal of Women and Aging. Published ahead of print: 27 Dec 2016.
- Health Self-management Among Older Prisoners: Current Understandings and Directions for Policy, Practice, and Research. Nicole Ruggiano, Andreja Lukic, Anita Blowers & Jill Doerner. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 59, 2016, Issue 7-8. Pages 627-641 , Published online: 14 Nov 2016.
Enjoy lighter comfort food
You don’t need all the fat, sugar and carbohydrates often associated with comfort food to replicate the good feeling such dishes engender. By using a slow cooker, you can infuse dishes with flavor and enjoy the comforting aroma of home cooking wafting through your home for hours. Here are a few recipes that are packed with protein and fiber but not a lot of fat or calories.
Aging Research & Issues: February 13 – 17, 2017
- Can We Help Care Providers Communicate More Effectively With Persons Having Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Homes?
Katherine S. McGilton, RN, PhD, FAAN, Elizabeth Rochon, PhD, Souraya Sidani, PhD, Alexander Shaw, PhD, Boaz M. Ben-David, PhD, Marianne Saragosa, RN, MN, Veronique M. Boscart, RN, PhD, Rozanne Wilson, PhD, Karmit K. Galimidi-Epstein, MHSc, S-LP(C)
Karmit K. Galimidi-Epstein , M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias, Volume 32, Issue 1 , 2017. First Published November 30, 2016.
- Quilting as a generative activity: Studying those who make quilts for wounded service members. Cheryl Cheek & Robin G. Yaure. Journal of Women and Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 1, Pages 39-50.
Diabetes poses heart, stroke risks
In recent years, the American Heart Association has identified diabetes as one of the seven major, controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Adults with diabetes are about 50 percent more likely to die from a heart attack than adults without diabetes, according to a study of 700,000 people conducted over 10 years by the University of Leeds in England.
Aging Research & Issues: February 6 – 10, 2017
- Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment: Findings From the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Allison K. Gibson, PhD, MSW, LISW-CP, Virginia E. Richardson, PhD, MA, MSW. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias, Volume 32, Issue 1 , 2017. First published November 10, 2016.
- Combined Impact of Traditional and Non-Traditional Healthy Behaviors on Health-Related Quality of Life: A Prospective Study in Older Adults. Ana Bayán-Bravo, Raúl F Pérez-Tasigchana, Carmen Sayón-Orea, David Martínez-Gómez, Esther López-García, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Pilar Guallar-Castillón. PLos One (Public Library of Science). Published: January 25, 2017.
Aging Research & Issues: January 30 to February 3, 2017
- Spousal caregivers and persons with dementia: Increasing participation in shared leisure activities among hospital-based dementia support program participants. Michelle DiLauro, Amanda Pereira, Jennifer Carr, Mary Chiu, Virginia Wesson. Dementia Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2017.
- Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care. Free access.
Find the dog for you
Dog owners of any age will likely tell you that their pets make their lives better. Dogs can provide incentive to get out and walk, and there’s nothing like coming home to a wagging tail to lift one’s spirits. Those sentiments are backed by research.