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Attitudes, Behaviours, And The Well-Being Of Older Singaporeans In The Time Of Covid-19: Perspectives From The Singapore Life Panel, Paulin T. STRAUGHAN, William TOV, Seonghoon KIM, Terence CHENG, Stephen HOSKINS, Micah TAN 2020 Singapore Management University

Attitudes, Behaviours, And The Well-Being Of Older Singaporeans In The Time Of Covid-19: Perspectives From The Singapore Life Panel, Paulin T. Straughan, William Tov, Seonghoon Kim, Terence Cheng, Stephen Hoskins, Micah Tan

ROSA Research Briefs

COVID-19 has affected all Singaporeans, regardless of age and socioeconomic status (SES). Many measures have been implemented by the government to control the spread of this disease, including restrictions on social gatherings, restrictions on overseas travel, and making it compulsory to wear a mask. Measures have also included a partial lockdown – known as the ‘circuit breaker’ – which began in April 2020. This forced Singaporeans to quickly adapt to a new normal with some doing better than others. This research brief provides an overview of how COVID-19 and its related measures have affected seniors in Singapore using data from the Singapore ...


Debbie Speaks With Justin, Justin, Institute for Healthy Aging 2020 University of North Georgia

Debbie Speaks With Justin, Justin, Institute For Healthy Aging

Generation to Generation

Conversations and interviews between older adult mentor and University of North Georgia student. Mentor shares lived experiences, living through difficult times, and provides lessons for future generations.


Aging-In-Place Organizations Are Key To Building Disaster Resilience For Older Adults, Claire Pendergrast 2020 Syracuse University

Aging-In-Place Organizations Are Key To Building Disaster Resilience For Older Adults, Claire Pendergrast

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series

COVID-19 has tragically demonstrated the serious threat that pandemics and other disasters pose to older adults’ health, safety, and well-being. What role can senior centers and senior villages play in protecting older adults’ health and building their resilience during COVID-19 and other disasters?


Aging In The City Of Attleboro: A Community Needs Assessment, Caitlin Coyle, Mary Krebs 2020 University of Massachusetts Boston

Aging In The City Of Attleboro: A Community Needs Assessment, Caitlin Coyle, Mary Krebs

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications

This report describes research undertaken by the Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging within the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, on behalf of the Attleboro Council on Aging. The goals of this project were to investigate the needs, interests, preferences, and opinions of Attleboro’s residents age 60 or older. The contents of this report are meant to inform the City of Attleboro, the Attleboro Council on Aging and Senior Center, and organizations that work with and on behalf of older residents of Attleboro for the purposes of planning and coordination of services. The report will ...


Edwinna Speaks With Miriam, Miriam, Institute for Healthy Aging 2020 University of North Georgia

Edwinna Speaks With Miriam, Miriam, Institute For Healthy Aging

Generation to Generation

Conversations and interviews with older adult mentor and University of North Georgia student. Mentor shares lived experiences, living through difficult times, and provides lessons for future generations.


“A Lot Of Stories In My Mind”: Perspectives Of Children And Elders Living With Dementia On Intergenerational Collaboration In A Participatory Music Project, Cameron Dusman 2020 James Madison University

“A Lot Of Stories In My Mind”: Perspectives Of Children And Elders Living With Dementia On Intergenerational Collaboration In A Participatory Music Project, Cameron Dusman

Masters Theses, 2020-current

Trends of music engagement include a shift towards presentational music culture, as well as inequitable access to participatory music-making for some populations. Meanwhile, trends of societal engagement include ageism and age-segregation. Especially for people living with dementia, stigma often prevents equitable access to creative participatory arts. This convergent, mixed-methods case study design explored participation in an intergenerational, participatory creative arts project. Participants included children from an elementary school and senior adults with dementia in a memory care neighborhood. The purpose was to explore the meaning of participation and interaction in the project from participants’ perspectives. Participants collaborated in eight sessions ...


Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax 2020 Valparaiso University

Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the quality improvement project, implementation of the post fall huddle in a long-term care facility. Falls are the most common problem in adults 65 years and older. Falls in this population can have devastating effects, often leading to significant changes in morbidity or death. Adults in long term care settings have an increased risk of falling and having a subsequent fall due to an acute illness, weakness, or confusion (CDC, 2015). At the skilled facility, there has been a significant increase in hospitalizations due to injuries sustained from falls. To address this ...


A Qualitative Analysis Of The Barriers Faced By Nursing Assistants And Medication Aides In The Care Of Dysphagia Residents, Lauren Kreuzberg 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Qualitative Analysis Of The Barriers Faced By Nursing Assistants And Medication Aides In The Care Of Dysphagia Residents, Lauren Kreuzberg

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dysphagia refers to the symptom of difficulty in swallowing that accompanies several prevalent conditions in the older adult population, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease), stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, various cancers, and brain tumors (Allari, 2014). Many older adults who suffer from these conditions reside in nursing facilities, where most of their care is provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and medication aides (MAs). However, the extent of these workers’ knowledge and competence in providing care to nursing home residents with dysphagia is vastly under-researched. The qualitative analysis investigates themes among interviews with fifteen ...


The Role Of Culture In Engaging The Senior Population In Omaha, Ne, Jamie Bish 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Role Of Culture In Engaging The Senior Population In Omaha, Ne, Jamie Bish

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

In recent years, the senior care industry has become the focus of many public health initiatives as we have come to better understand the significance of our aging population (Olivari et al., 2020). Between the years 2010 and 2050, the population of the United States over 65 years is expected to more than double, from 40.5 to 89 million (Dall et al., 2013). While this data provides a national outlook, further research is needed to determine local impacts. This project centers on developing a better understanding of the demographics of seniors in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area and ...


Grandmothers At Work During Coronavirus, Madonna Harrington Meyer 2020 Syracuse University

Grandmothers At Work During Coronavirus, Madonna Harrington Meyer

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series

COVID-19 is reshaping the lives of working grandmothers in the U.S. This brief draws on in-depth interviews and grandmothers’ stories to show how the coronavirus is redefining the lives of working grandmothers.


The Influence Of Medicare Insurance Type – Traditional Fee-For-Service V. Medicare Advantage – On Rehospitalizations For Patients With Heart Failure In Skilled Nursing Facilities, Andrea Elizabeth Lane Daddato 2020 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Influence Of Medicare Insurance Type – Traditional Fee-For-Service V. Medicare Advantage – On Rehospitalizations For Patients With Heart Failure In Skilled Nursing Facilities, Andrea Elizabeth Lane Daddato

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of rehospitalizations for Medicare beneficiaries from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). This research sought to determine if HF patients’ insurance type (Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) vs. Medicare Advantage (MA)) influences their risk for readmission within 30 days of hospital discharge to a SNF. This research is particularly timely in light of new penalties under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act SNF Value-Based Purchasing (SNF-VBP) program directed at SNFs for 30-day rehospitalizations. Previous literature finds FFS beneficiaries with HF in SNF at greater risk for rehospitalization compared to MA members. This research contributes to the literature ...


Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Dementia In Faith-Based Organizations, Megan Elizabeth Kooker 2020 University of Northern Iowa

Perceptions Of Dementia In Faith-Based Organizations, Megan Elizabeth Kooker

Honors Program Theses

Dementia is a public health concern. The number of people who will have some form of dementia is expected to rise in the coming years (Brookmeyer, 2011). Around 50 million people have dementia worldwide. Every year, this number increases by about 10 million (World Health Organization, 2019). Because this is such a prevalent issue, each part of the community should be educated about dementia as well as how to best interact with people living with dementia (PLWD). In order to educate these individual community sectors, it is important to first research the existing perceptions about dementia among the community. Faith ...


Mitigating The Impact Of The Covid-19 Outbreak: A Review Of International Measures To Support Community-Based Care, Walter D. Dawson, Elizabeth C. Ashcroft, Klara Lorenz-Dant, Adelina Comas-Herrera 2020 Portland State University

Mitigating The Impact Of The Covid-19 Outbreak: A Review Of International Measures To Support Community-Based Care, Walter D. Dawson, Elizabeth C. Ashcroft, Klara Lorenz-Dant, Adelina Comas-Herrera

Institute on Aging Publications

Key findings

  • Community-based care faces unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other parts of the long-term care continuum.
  • Several countries have taken steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in community-based care including the closure of adult day centres and other service providers.
  • Continuity of care is of upmost importance. A disruption of care and support could have serious negative impacts on individual health and well-being due to increased risk of loneliness and social isolation.
  • The dispersed nature of community based care suggests that direct governmental action and oversight may be more difficult to provide than for ...


Early Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment With In-Home Sensors To Monitor Behavior Patterns In Community-Dwelling Senior Citizens In Singapore: Cross-Sectional Feasibility Study, Iris Rawtaer, Rathi Mahendran, Ee Heok Kua, Hwee-pink TAN, Hwee Xian TAN, Tih-Shih Lee, Tze Pin Ng 2020 Singapore Management University

Early Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment With In-Home Sensors To Monitor Behavior Patterns In Community-Dwelling Senior Citizens In Singapore: Cross-Sectional Feasibility Study, Iris Rawtaer, Rathi Mahendran, Ee Heok Kua, Hwee-Pink Tan, Hwee Xian Tan, Tih-Shih Lee, Tze Pin Ng

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Background: Dementia is a global epidemic and incurs substantial burden on the affected families and the health care system. A window of opportunity for intervention is the predementia stage known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Individuals often present to services late in the course of their disease and more needs to be done for early detection; sensor technology is a potential method for detection.Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to establish the feasibility and acceptability of utilizing sensors in the homes of senior citizens to detect changes in behaviors unobtrusively.Methods: We recruited 59 community-dwelling seniors (aged ...


Tips For Communicating With Older Adults About Covid-19, Claire Pendergrast 2020 Syracuse University

Tips For Communicating With Older Adults About Covid-19, Claire Pendergrast

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series

Given the severe health risks coronavirus presents for older adults, it is critical to effectively communicate the risk. This brief describes strategies on how to effectively communicate with this population while keeping their comfort and safety in mind.


Rural Caregivers: Identification Of Informational Needs Through Telemedicine Questions, Shoshana H. Bardach, Allison Gibson, Kelly Parsons, April Stauffer, Gregory A. Jicha 2020 University of Kentucky

Rural Caregivers: Identification Of Informational Needs Through Telemedicine Questions, Shoshana H. Bardach, Allison Gibson, Kelly Parsons, April Stauffer, Gregory A. Jicha

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and associated disorders is increasing. Rural residents in the United States have less access to memory care specialists and educational and community resources than in other areas of the country. Over a decade ago, we initiated an interdisciplinary rural caregiving telemedicine program to reach Kentucky residents in areas of the state where resources for supporting individuals with dementia are limited. Telemedicine programs involve a short informational presentation followed by a question and answer session; programs are offered 4 times a year. The purpose of this study was to explore questions asked over 1 ...


Strengthening Social Fabric And Quality Of Life, Singapore Management University 2020 Singapore Management University

Strengthening Social Fabric And Quality Of Life, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Research & Tech Transfer

In this booklet, read about our research in the area of “Strengthening Social Fabric and Quality of Life”.

Contents:

Well-being of People, Groups, Organisations, Societies

  • Serving the Underserved
  • Does Family Background Affect Socioeconomic Mobility?
  • Becoming a Happy Analyst
  • Effective Childcare Subsidies
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Successful Ageing of People, of Populations

  • Economic and Social Aspects of Ageing Successfully
  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Smart Technologies in Eldercare
  • Keeping our Silver Edge Sharp
  • Sleep Quality & Dementia

Social Inclusion, Exclusion, Inequality

  • The Helping Hand of Diversity
  • Protecting Vulnerable Adults
  • Finding the Path to an Inclusive Society
  • Well-being of Singapore Youth

Fairness ...


How Relevant Is The Hippocratic Oath In Guiding Physicians' Views On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Megan Neal 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

How Relevant Is The Hippocratic Oath In Guiding Physicians' Views On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Megan Neal

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Hippocratic Oath is an ancient vow that most doctors, especially within the last century in the United States, take upon their graduation from medical school. The importance of this oath, however, is up for debate as medical advances and cultural beliefs in the rights of the patient evolve. The Hippocratic Oath has been adapted many times over the past few centuries to reflect the beliefs of the period, but the original Oath still survives. One of the most recent movements in the medicine has been the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in select states. Using a qualitative, thematic approach ...


Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict And Its Brief Report: Relationship To Older Adult Volunteer Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler, Nicholas Silver, Abbie Hartford, Rachel Coleman 2020 The University of Maine

Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict And Its Brief Report: Relationship To Older Adult Volunteer Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler, Nicholas Silver, Abbie Hartford, Rachel Coleman

Maine Center on Aging Research and Evaluation

No abstract provided.


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