Depression Moderates The Frailty–Subjective Health Link Among Chinese Near Centenarians And Centenarians, 2016 University of Hong Kong
Depression Moderates The Frailty–Subjective Health Link Among Chinese Near Centenarians And Centenarians, Bobo Hi-Polau, Joseph Shiu-Kwongkwan, Karen Siu-Lancheung, Peter Martin
Human Development and Family Studies Publications
Very old adults may be physically frail, but they do not necessarily experience poor subjective health. The authors hypothesized that the relationship between frailty and subjective health is moderated by depression for very old people.
In a cross-sectional study, a survey administered was by a face-to-face interview to 129 community-dwelling older adults aged 95–108. Measurements included the five-item FRAIL scale, the Geriatric Depression Scale Short-Form (GDS), and a subjective health rating. Hierarchical multiple regressions were conducted to test the moderation effects, adjusting for age, gender, living arrangement, perceived socioeconomic status, and cognition.
The interaction effect between ...
The Age-Friendly Cities Project In Bowling Green: A Narrative History, 2016 Western Kentucky University
The Age-Friendly Cities Project In Bowling Green: A Narrative History, Hannah Ruggles
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
An age-friendly city is one that “encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.” Bowling Green was the seventh city in the US to join the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and is currently in year three of a five-year project. The developments over the past two years have been guided by the principle that senior residents of ...
Building A State For All Ages: Tapping The Potential Of Older Oregonians, 2016 Portland State University
Building A State For All Ages: Tapping The Potential Of Older Oregonians, Stephen Percy, Judith A. Ramaley, John Tapogna, Margaret B. Neal, Jay Bloom, Alexandra Reece
This report explores how the aging population—including native Oregonians and senior adults moving to the state—represent an asset to Oregon. Aging in America has often been viewed from a perspective of deficit and decline. We wholeheartedly challenge this perspective. This report identifies how older adults can play vital roles in the workforce, entrepreneurship and innovation, and supporting community revitalization through volunteering of time and talent.
以長者學苑為本的其他學習經歷實用手冊, 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong
以長者學苑為本的其他學習經歷實用手冊, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong
Dr. MA, Hok Ka, Carol
「二人三足」鄉郊長者探訪計劃暨鄉郊長者關懷行動 : 鄉郊長者的需要及生活質素調查報告書, 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong
「二人三足」鄉郊長者探訪計劃暨鄉郊長者關懷行動 : 鄉郊長者的需要及生活質素調查報告書, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Yuk Yin Fung
Dr. MA, Hok Ka, Carol
An Evaluation Of The Acceptability And Effects Of A Computer-Delivered Values-Based Behavioral Activation Treatment For Depression Among Older Adults, Kellie Reynolds
Depression is a common psychological disorder among older adults and is associated with serious secondary effects to health and social well-being. Behavioral activation has been found to be an efficacious treatment for depression. However, there is limited research on the treatment effects of behavioral activation with older adults. In general, older adults under-utilize mental health treatments. Computer-delivered treatments have been developed to address access and under-utilization. The purpose of this dissertation was to evaluate the acceptability and effects of a computer-delivered values-based behavioral activation treatment for depression in older adults. This study consisted of two phases. Phase I consisted of ...
The Influence Of Strength-Training Exercises On The Functional Fitness In Older Adults, 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Influence Of Strength-Training Exercises On The Functional Fitness In Older Adults, Susie Engle
Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of strength-training exercises on the functional fitness in older adults. The original convenience sample consisted of 658 participants who attended group strength-training classes offered through the Cooperative Extension Service. The Senior Fitness Test was used to assess baseline fitness levels at the beginning and end of the 12-week strength-training program. Data was collected from 2008 to 2015. Of the 658 participants, 110 were aged 60 to 94 and presented posttest scores occurring approximately 12 weeks after pretest dates. Of the 110 subjects, 99 were female and 11 were male. The ...
Early Parental Loss, Socioeconomic Stressors, And Health In Later Life: Evidence For Gender Disparity, Rong Fu
Open Access Dissertations
Drawing from the stress process model and the cumulative disadvantage theory, this dissertation examined how childhood and later life stressors affected cognitive and subjective health in older adults. Using three main articles, this dissertation investigated (1) the effect of early parental loss on cognitive well-being in Chinese oldest old; (2) the effect of intergenerational socioeconomic mobility on cognitive and subjective health in advanced age; and (3) the effect of different dimensions of socioeconomic status and perceived financial strain on subjective health in later life. Data were derived from the 2002 and 2005 waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey ...
Cognitive Health Among Older Adults: Evidence From Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, 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, 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
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, 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 ...
The Case For Age-Friendly Communities, 2016 Portland State University
The Case For Age-Friendly Communities, Margaret Neal, Alan Kenneth Delatorre
The report was funded by Grantmakers In Aging, an organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society. The movement toward age-friendly communities is growing, with the key impetus being population aging. Beyond what individuals themselves can do to age optimally, the movement to create communities that are age friendly focuses on how the economic, physical, and social environments can be improved to address not only the needs but also maximize the assets of an aging population, for the benefit of all.
Concerns And Supports Of Grandfamilies Using Formal Services: Do They Have The Help They Need?, 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, 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, 2016 The College of New Rochelle
Grief Is A Journey, Kenneth J. Doka
Kenneth J. Doka
No abstract provided.
The Potential Of Three Computer-Based Communication Activities For Supporting Older Adult Independent Living, 2016 Upper Iowa University
The Potential Of Three Computer-Based Communication Activities For Supporting Older Adult Independent Living, Melinda Heinz, Jinmyoung Cho, Norene Kelly, Peter Martin, Johnny Wong, Warren Franke, Wen-Hua Hsieh, Joan Blaser
Human Development and Family Studies Publications
Technology has become an increasingly integral part of life. For example, technology allows individuals to stay in touch with loved ones, obtain medical services through telehealthcare, and enjoy an overall higher quality of life. Particularly for older adults, using technology increases the likelihood that they will maintain their independence and autonomy. Long-distance caregiving has recently become a feasible option where caregivers for older adults can access reports and information about their loved one’s patterns that day (e.g., food and medication intake). Technology may be able to offset age-related challenges (e.g., caregiving, accessing healthcare, decreased social networks) by ...
Using Ritual With Children And Adolescents, 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, 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, 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 ...
Policy Brief: Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act, 2016 The University of Maine
Policy Brief: Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act, The 2015-2016 Cohort Of New Hampshire Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental And Related Disabilities (Nh Lend) Program Trainees.
The Lifespan Respite Care Act (PL 109-442) provides critical support for families caring for loved ones at home. Family caregivers in the United States provide an estimated $470 billion worth of uncompensated care—a figure that exceeds the total Medicaid budget for 2013 (NAC Task Force, 2016). According to the National Respite Coalition, access to respite care helps protect caregiver health, strengthens families, keeps marriages intact, and prevents the need for expensive institutional long-term care. Reauthorization of the Lifespan Respite Care Act is essential to the well-being of individuals in need of long-term care and their families affected by long-term ...