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Cognitive Health Among Older Adults: Evidence From Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, Hans-Peter Kohler 2016 Harvard University

Cognitive Health Among Older Adults: Evidence From Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, Hans-Peter Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Cognitive health is an important dimension of well-being in older ages, but few studies have investigated cognitive health in sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) growing population of mature adults (= persons age 45+). We use data from the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) to document the age and gender patterns of cognitive health, the contextual and life-course correlates of poor cognitive health, and the understudied linkages between cognitive and physical/mental well-being. Surprisingly, the age-pattern of decline in cognitive health for both men and women is similar to that observed in the U.S. We also find that women ...


Exploring Ideas From Hospitality, Health Management, And Design For Senior Housing And Care: Insights From 2016 Cihf Senior Living Roundtable, Sherrie Negrea 2016 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Exploring Ideas From Hospitality, Health Management, And Design For Senior Housing And Care: Insights From 2016 Cihf Senior Living Roundtable, Sherrie Negrea

CIHF Collection

The first Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) roundtable, held in April 2016, brought together senior-level executives, educators, and leaders in senior housing and care to share experiences and exchange ideas. CIHF roundtables are purposely limited to approximately 25 to 30 participants “at the table” to foster discussion on a more intimate basis than traditional conferences. In addition to the formal participants, students, faculty, and guests observed and interacted during the event and attended a separate panel discussion, and reception the evening before. Students, faculty, and industry leaders also met together at a working luncheon session to brainstorm ideas for ...


The South African Elderly: Neglect, Social Contribution And The Hiv/Aids Epidemic, Alessia Frisoli 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The South African Elderly: Neglect, Social Contribution And The Hiv/Aids Epidemic, Alessia Frisoli

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

With a slowing fertility rate and an increasing longevity, the world population is aging. Both developed and developing countries have seen their elderly become more numerous with an increasing burden on their financial, medical and social system. Many scholars have suggested immediate change of policies to contain the predicted crisis that will affect the health care and the pension schemes in the next decades. However, few have investigated the positive role that the seniors play contributing to society, beyond the complications caused to the economy and welfare system. This thesis will support the argument that the elderly, if appropriately cared ...


Concerns And Supports Of Grandfamilies Using Formal Services: Do They Have The Help They Need?, Susan M. Collins, Christine A. Fruhauf, Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli 2016 University of Northern Colorado

Concerns And Supports Of Grandfamilies Using Formal Services: Do They Have The Help They Need?, Susan M. Collins, Christine A. Fruhauf, Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

The objective of this exploratory study was to discover the functional and psychosocial concerns of grandfamilies already receiving support services in their community, and to ask if they had the help they needed. Data were gathered from a convenience sample of 16 grandparents who were raising their grandchildren and were involved with a support group or a grandfamily workshop. Results indicated that grandparents affiliated with formal supports still experience psychosocial concerns (i.e., child’s emotional problems) and functional concerns (i.e., financial strain). Suggestions are included for further development on this measure as derived from the literature, service provider ...


Living Alone And Subsequent Living Arrangement Transitions Among Older Americans, Yao-Chi Shih 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

Living Alone And Subsequent Living Arrangement Transitions Among Older Americans, Yao-Chi Shih

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Past research often considers living alone as a risk factor for older persons. In fact, adverse health outcomes are associated with living arrangement transitions, suggesting a need to consider the dynamic process of living arrangements. Using eight waves of the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2012), this study examines three research questions: (1) Do older Americans’ living arrangements exhibit a pattern of sequence? (2) What are implications of living arrangements at particular older ages on life expectancy? (3) What factors predict transitions out of a living alone arrangement?

The first analysis displays and classifies ordered patterns of living arrangements over time ...


Grief Is A Journey, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Grief Is A Journey, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

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Using Ritual With Children And Adolescents, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Using Ritual With Children And Adolescents, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Performing Feminine Aging: The Marschallin’S Body In Der Rosenkavalier, Alexandra Krawetz 2016 Rice University

Performing Feminine Aging: The Marschallin’S Body In Der Rosenkavalier, Alexandra Krawetz

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

This paper applies theories from gerontology to analyze the music and text from Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Der Rosenkavalier (1911) in order to examine the Marschallin’s attitude towards her aging female body. After illustrating the signifiers that code the Marschallin’s body as feminine, this paper incorporates Chris Gilleard’s idea from gerontology, that embracing feminine sexuality prevents the desexualizing process of aging, to examine the Marschallin’s sexual escapism. Then, with the incorporation of biographical accounts discussing reflection on past experiences and Marja Saarenheimo’s gerontological theory that memories are embodied processes, the paper analyzes ...


Ageism: Abilene Christian University Students’ Perception Of Aging Adults, Taylor A. Nix 2016 Abilene Christian University

Ageism: Abilene Christian University Students’ Perception Of Aging Adults, Taylor A. Nix

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The world is aging at a rapid pace. This creates a need for society to focus attention toward issues that are affecting the elderly population. This shift in focus regarding the elderly population also calls for the need of additional geriatric education as well as training while working with this vulnerable population. Research targeting college students’ shows that there is a lack of desire among students for working with the aging adult population. This lack of desire to work with the elderly population is associated with ageism; or, biased perceptions about age. The purpose of this study was to determine ...


Predicting Depression In Older Adults: Community Vs. Nursing Home, Hannah Vitello, Skye Leedahl 2016 University of Rhode Island

Predicting Depression In Older Adults: Community Vs. Nursing Home, Hannah Vitello, Skye Leedahl

Senior Honors Projects

With the population of the United States slowly growing older, the issues surrounding long-term services and supports (LTSS) will become more prevalent. Little research has been done comparing older adults living in nursing homes to older adults living in the community, especially regarding mental health and depression. Depression is a mental illness that affects people emotionally and physically, as well as mentally, which can lead easily into other health complications in the older adult population. This study seeks to determine if factors such as demographics, health, social interaction, and family relationships affect mental health in nursing home residents differently than ...


Enriching Or Discouraging? Competing Pictures Of Aging And Paid Work In Later Life, Rebecca Casey, Ellie Berger 2016 York University

Enriching Or Discouraging? Competing Pictures Of Aging And Paid Work In Later Life, Rebecca Casey, Ellie Berger

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series/ Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail

The picture and experience of work and retirement are continuously changing in Canada and will likely continue to change into the future with the aging of the population. There are two pictures of work in older age presented in the literature: a positive and enriching picture and a picture that highlights the challenges facing some older workers. The positive and enriching picture focuses on the experiences of older individuals who are able to continue working if they want to work and are able to work; those who continue working because they are motivated by work rather than pay or new ...


Introduction To Who We Are, How We Grieve, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Introduction To Who We Are, How We Grieve, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Spirituality, Death, Loss And Grief: A Life Cycle Perspective, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Spirituality, Death, Loss And Grief: A Life Cycle Perspective, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Helping Survivors: The Role Of Other Organizations, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Helping Survivors: The Role Of Other Organizations, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Intervening In Sudden And Traumatic Loss, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Intervening In Sudden And Traumatic Loss, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


The Church Of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

The Church Of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Jehovah’S Witnesses And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Jehovah’S Witnesses And End-Of-Life Care, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


Where We Grieve, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Where We Grieve, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Therapeutic Ritual, Kenneth J. Doka 2016 The College of New Rochelle

The Use Of Therapeutic Ritual, Kenneth J. Doka

Kenneth J. Doka

No abstract provided.


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