Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017
- The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services. Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner. The Urban Institute. May 10, 2017. We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
- Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study. Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri. Journal of Gerontology A – Biological & Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795. Published online: July 15, 2016. Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Aging Research & Issues: May 15 – 19, 2017
- Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Ruth Stephen; Kristiina Hongisto; Alina Solomon; Eija Lönnroos. The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, June 1, 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 733-739. Published online: January 3, 2017. Current evidence does not allow specific practical recommendations, but it seems that leisure-time physical activity was protective against AD, but not work-related physical activity.
- Capturing the Diversity of Successful Aging: An Operational Definition Based on 16-Year Trajectories of Functioning. Almar A. L. Kok, MSc Marja J. Aartsen, PhD Dorly J. H. Deeg, PhD Martijn Huisman, PhD. The Gerontologist, April 1, 2017, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 240-251. Published online: September 1, 2015.
Aging Research & Issues: May 8 – 12, 2017
- Visitors and Resident Autonomy: Spoken and Unspoken Rules in Assisted Living. Colleen R. Bennett, MS, MA, Ann Christine Frankowski PhD, Robert L. Rubinstein PhD, Amanda D. Peeples PhD, Rosa Perez MEd, Mary Nemec MSW, Gretchen G. Tucker MA. The Gerontologist, April 2017, Volume 57, Issue 2, pages 252-260.
- Mobilizing Older People to Address Climate Change. Karl Pillemer PhD, David Filiberto PhD. Public Policy and Aging Report, 2017, Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 18-21.
Aging Research & Issues: May 1- 5, 2017
Aging Research & Issues: April 3 – 7, 2017
- We used to say “Zei gezunt!” (Be well!): Do American Jews still exhibit distinctive health behaviors?
Gail Gaisin Glicksman & Allen Glicksman. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging . Advance access. Published online: 24 Mar 2017.
- Supporting the information domains of fall-risk management in home care via health information technology. Dari Alhuwail, PhD, Günes Koru, PhD & Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Home Health Care Services Quarterly, Volume 35, 2016 – Issue 3-4, Pages 155-171. Published online: 03 Jan 2017.
Promoting healthy lifestyles
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) funds 20 senior community centers and eight satellite meal sites in neighborhoods throughout the city. Healthy lifestyle programs and activities at centers run the gamut from nutrition and fitness to disease and stress prevention, health screenings, counseling and social support – and pure recreational fun.
Aging Research & Issues: February 27 – March 3, 2017
- Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs . Clemens Tesch-Römer Hans-Werner Wahl. Journal of Gerontology B (Psychol Sci, Soc Sci), March 1, 2017, 72 (2): 310-318.
- Physical Exercise for Late-Life Depression: Customizing an Intervention for Primary Care. Stamatula Zanetidou MD, Martino Belvederi Murri MD, Marco Menchetti MD, PhD, Giulio Toni MD, Fabrizio Asioli MD, Luigi Bagnoli MD, Donato Zocchi MD, Matteo Siena MD, Barbara Assirelli MD, Claudia Luciano MD, Mattia Masotti MD, Carlo Spezia MD, Monica Magagnoli MD, Mirco Neri MD, PhD, Mario Amore MD, PhD, Klea D. Bertakis MD, MPH, the Safety Efficacy of Exercise for Depression in Seniors Study Group. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 2, February 2017, Pages 348–355.