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Senior To Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit, Kirsten Madsen, Liza Franses, Emily Ayenew, Katrina Behnke 2020 Sheridan College

Senior To Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit, Kirsten Madsen, Liza Franses, Emily Ayenew, Katrina Behnke

Seniors Anti-Bullying Toolkit

People of all ages can be bullied. The Centre for Elder Research worked with Sheridan Professor Dr. Kirsten Madsen and Elder Abuse Prevention (ON) to better understand bullying between older adults age 55+ in Ontario. Our project aims were to collect data on the prevalence and nature of Senior to Senior bullying in Ontario, and to use this data to create this Toolkit outlining best practices and strategies for older adults and those working with older adults to stop bullying.

The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Bullying between Older Adults: What is Happening in Ontario”? The research ...


Covid-19 Is A Major Risk To New York State’S Older Veterans, Mariah Brennan Nanni, Mary Helander 2020 Syracuse University

Covid-19 Is A Major Risk To New York State’S Older Veterans, Mariah Brennan Nanni, Mary Helander

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

The older adult veteran population is at high risk of contracting COVID-19. New York State’s veterans are concentrated in geographic areas with rapidly increasing COVID-19 case counts. As the virus continues to spread, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) must prepare to provide coronavirus treatments to older adult veterans in NYS.


New York State’S Older Adults In Assisted Living Facilities Need All Of Us To Help Them Avoid The Coronavirus, Mary Helander, Claire Pendergrast 2020 Syracuse University

New York State’S Older Adults In Assisted Living Facilities Need All Of Us To Help Them Avoid The Coronavirus, Mary Helander, Claire Pendergrast

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

Older adults in assisted living facilities are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus because of how quickly it can spread in close-knit settings. This data slice aims to advocate for the health and safety of older adults and features an interactive map showing the saturation of assisted living facilities in New York State.


Let’S Talk About Death: Conversation And Bereavement In Late-Life Widows And Widowers [Poster], Bekah Bass 2020 University of Northern Iowa

Let’S Talk About Death: Conversation And Bereavement In Late-Life Widows And Widowers [Poster], Bekah Bass

Research in the Capitol

Death is a taboo subject in American society, yet it affects everyone at some point in life. By looking at conversations surrounding death from a sociological perspective, I study the association between conversations about death and the grief of those left behind. Using the Changing Lives of Older Couples dataset, I am conducting a secondary data analysis to study the relationship between talking about death with a spouse before death, and the denial and mental health impacts on the widow after death. By understanding how conversations about death may be related to positive or negative outcomes, we can better support ...


Older Adults And Information And Communication Technologies In The Global North, Molly-Gloria R. Harper, Barry Wellman, Anabel Quan-Haase 2020 Western University

Older Adults And Information And Communication Technologies In The Global North, Molly-Gloria R. Harper, Barry Wellman, Anabel Quan-Haase

FIMS Publications

At all ages, people are incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into their lives. It is not that they have stopped talking with each other in-person, it is that ICTs complement their interactions when they cannot be together face-to-face. Since the 1990s, email has provided a routine way to stay in touch and sustain meaningful contact over distance. But not all age groups have adopted ICTs with the same enthusiasm. Research in the Global North has consistently reported that age plays an important role in ICT adoption and use (Anderson and Perrin 2017). For example, older adults have been the ...


Staying Safe And Healthy During Coronavirus Response: A Guide For Older Adults, Claire Pendergrast, Mary Helander 2020 Syracuse University

Staying Safe And Healthy During Coronavirus Response: A Guide For Older Adults, Claire Pendergrast, Mary Helander

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

This issue brief thoroughly addresses how older adults can best protect their physical and mental health against the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19.


The Spatial Distribution Of New York State’S Older Population: Let’S Keep New York’S Older Adults Safe And Healthy During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Mary E. Helander 2020 Syracuse University

The Spatial Distribution Of New York State’S Older Population: Let’S Keep New York’S Older Adults Safe And Healthy During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Mary E. Helander

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

This brief addresses the concern for older adults' health during the COVID-19 outbreak, highlights the distribution of this population throughout New York State, and recommends ways to keep them safe during this time.


A Melting Pot Of Medications: Issues Regarding Over-Prescribing In Dementia Populations, Angela Gifford 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Melting Pot Of Medications: Issues Regarding Over-Prescribing In Dementia Populations, Angela Gifford

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Over-prescribing is an issue faced by many in the older population, but dementia patients statistically experience higher prescribing rates of potentially inappropriate medications compared to their peers. There are currently no FDA approved medications available for the direct treatment of dementia, but drug classes like anticholinergics and psychotropics are used for the management of behavioral symptoms associated with the disease. These drugs can cause negative side-effects in the dementia populations including gastrointestinal issues, neurological issues, increased hospitalizations, and increased mortality rates within this group. Most troubling, the benefits that are supposed to occur from taking these drugs have been show ...


For A Sustainable Inclusive 21st Century: What We Must Learn From Japanese Eugenic Protection Act, Toru Furui, Masayo Furui 2020 Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University

For A Sustainable Inclusive 21st Century: What We Must Learn From Japanese Eugenic Protection Act, Toru Furui, Masayo Furui

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity Proceedings

The COVID-19 pandemic clearly tells us that eugenics had not died with Nazi ideologies. Current COVID-19 discussions emphasize on ‘triage’ and ‘social distance,’ all of which impacts and continues to threaten the lives of people with disabilities, higher-risked, and aging populations. The current pandemic is a warning that we all must understand and mitigate our internalized eugenic ideology so that our 21st century will be sustainable and inclusive for all. Otherwise, we all will be at risk of being killed because we’ve reached society’s social-limited-age. In order to gain a better understanding society must become aware of historical ...


Adolescents' Attitudes And Intentions To Use A Smartphone App To Promote Safe Driving, Caitlin N. Pope, Emre Sezgin, Simon Lin, Nichole L. Morris, Motao Zhu 2020 University of Kentucky

Adolescents' Attitudes And Intentions To Use A Smartphone App To Promote Safe Driving, Caitlin N. Pope, Emre Sezgin, Simon Lin, Nichole L. Morris, Motao Zhu

Graduate Center for Gerontology Faculty Publications

Purpose

Designing effective driving safety interventions is imperative as traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for adolescents. Using concepts from the Integrated Behavioral Model, we investigated adolescents' attitudes and intentions towards engaging in safe driving practices and using smartphone-based driving safety technology.

Methods

Two-hundred and seven adolescents aged 14–18 (M = 16.1, SD = 0.8) completed a safe driving survey. A path model testing the associations between individual scores of attitudes, perceived norms, and perceived behavioral control with intentions controlling for demographic covariates was conducted.

Results

Greater intentions to drive safely was associated with greater ...


「齡活大使」訓練手冊, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心 2020 Lingnan University

「齡活大使」訓練手冊, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心

Manual & Guide 手冊及指引

嶺南大學獲賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助,與本地另外三所老年學研究單位共同推行為期共五年半的「賽馬會齡活城市計劃」。嶺南大學團隊先後在新界及離島四個區域進行研究,採取「由下至上、地區為本」的模式,了解當區居民對「長者及年齡友善」程度的評價及改善社區設施與服務的意見,並協助區議會制定行動方案及加入「世界衞生組織全球長者及年齡友善城市及社區網絡」,使社區有策略地發展成「長者及年齡友善」社區。

同時,培訓社區人才亦是「長者及年齡友善」城市得以持續發展的重要因素。因此,嶺南大學團隊著手總結過去四年多在社區內推行「齡活大使」訓練的經驗,集合眾人之心得,彙編成冊,力求過去的點滴能對未來發展有所啟迪。感謝參與計劃之各大學團隊的合作,及社區單位及參加者的無私分享,才可促成本手冊面世,與社會人士分享。

Online Version

https://www.ln.edu.hk/apias/afc-manual/mobile/index.html


Brain Health Innovation Diplomacy: A Model Binding Diverse Disciplines To Manage The Promise And Perils Of Technological Innovation, Kylie Ternes, Vijeth Iyengar, Helen Lavretsky, Walter D. Dawson, Laura Booi, Agustin Ibanez, Ipsit Vahia, Charles Reynolds, Steven DeKosky, Jeffrey Cummings, Bruce Miller, Carla Perissinotto, Jeffrey Kaye, Harris A. Eyre 2020 Baylor College of Medicine

Brain Health Innovation Diplomacy: A Model Binding Diverse Disciplines To Manage The Promise And Perils Of Technological Innovation, Kylie Ternes, Vijeth Iyengar, Helen Lavretsky, Walter D. Dawson, Laura Booi, Agustin Ibanez, Ipsit Vahia, Charles Reynolds, Steven Dekosky, Jeffrey Cummings, Bruce Miller, Carla Perissinotto, Jeffrey Kaye, Harris A. Eyre

Institute on Aging Publications

Background: Brain health diplomacy aims to influence the global policy environment for brain health (i.e. dementia, depression, and other mind/brain disorders) and bridges the disciplines of global brain health, international affairs, management, law, and economics. Determinants of brain health include educational attainment, diet, access to health care, physical activity, social support, and environmental exposures, as well as chronic brain disorders and treatment. Global challenges associated with these determinants include large-scale conflicts and consequent mass migration, chemical contaminants, air quality, socioeconomic status, climate change, and global population aging. Given the rapidly advancing technological innovations impacting brain health, it is ...


Subverting The Logics Of "Smartness" In Singapore: Smart Eldercare And Parallel Regimes Of Sustainability, Orlando WOODS 2020 Singapore Management University

Subverting The Logics Of "Smartness" In Singapore: Smart Eldercare And Parallel Regimes Of Sustainability, Orlando Woods

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper argues that the divergent logics of “smartness” and “sustainability” can lead to parallel regimes of sustainability. Whilst sustainability is often used to justify the need for smart cities, smart cities are often undermined by the neoliberal logics of digital governance. Moreover, because the intersection of digital technologies and society is a negotiated one, smart solutions often fail to provide adequate solutions to social problems. This is especially true when smart solutions are used to augment or replace hitherto human-centred processes, like caregiving.Parallel regimes of sustainability are a response to these failures. Drawing onan analysis of a trial ...


Connecting Care Chains And Care Diamonds: The Elderly Care Skills Regime In Singapore, Yasmin Y. ORTIGA, Kellyn WEE, Brenda S. A. YEOH 2020 Singapore Management University

Connecting Care Chains And Care Diamonds: The Elderly Care Skills Regime In Singapore, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Kellyn Wee, Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Research on the globalization of care work often faces the persistent challenge of building meaningful connections between the movement of care labour at a global scale and place-based frameworks of care access and delivery. In addressing this gap in this article, we propose to take a closer look at how the care-migration nexus produces 'ideal' care workers through a skills regime. Based on the case of elderly care in Singapore, in this article, we demonstrate how state institutions and private agencies attempts to fill local labour needs by producing care workers among both Singapore citizens and migrant women. This leads ...


Christine "Chris" Kyker Papers, 1946-2017, Chris Kyker 2020 Abilene Christian University

Christine "Chris" Kyker Papers, 1946-2017, Chris Kyker

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


New York State’S Population Is Aging: Will Communities Be Ready?, Claire Pendergrast 2020 Syracuse University

New York State’S Population Is Aging: Will Communities Be Ready?, Claire Pendergrast

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

The population is aging nation-wide, and New York State is no exception. 3.2 million New Yorkers (nearly one in six), are aged 65 and older, and the older adult population is growing faster than any other group in the state. This issue brief explains what it means to “age in place” and how New York State is responding to the large increase in older adults state wide.


Older Women Using Women's Magazines: The Construction Of Knowledgeable Selves, Dana Sawchuk, Mina Ly 2020 Wilfrid Laurier University

Older Women Using Women's Magazines: The Construction Of Knowledgeable Selves, Dana Sawchuk, Mina Ly

Sociology Faculty Publications

Women’s magazines are widely read in Canada. The popularity of such magazines is significant because critical gerontologists, primarily drawing on content analyses of the magazines, often argue that these publications convey problematic messages about ageing. This article broaches the subject of women’s magazines and ageing from a different vantage point, that of the older woman reader herself. This audience-centred research draws on 21 semi-structured interviews with Canadian women over the age of 55. The study examines what older women say about the ageing-related content of women’s magazines, along with what they say about how, when, and why ...


Religious Self-Care Strategies Of Caregivers Supporting Individuals With Neurodegenerative Diseases, Gabrielle Woods 2020 Iowa State University

Religious Self-Care Strategies Of Caregivers Supporting Individuals With Neurodegenerative Diseases, Gabrielle Woods

Creative Components

Complex neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are highly prevalent in the United States. In effect, the number of spousal caregivers is climbing along with the multifaceted negative health consequences these support persons face while providing care. The literature reviewed examines the impact dimensions of religiosity (organizational, non-organizational, and intrinsic) have on caregiver wellbeing.

The purpose of this creative component was to communicate activities associated with caregiving and share the stories of three caregivers’ quest in coping with negative health effects by means of religious endeavors. The three stories are communicated through a short video ...


Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict Phase Ii: Rsvp Program Survey Report, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler 2020 The University of Maine

Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict Phase Ii: Rsvp Program Survey Report, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler

Maine Center on Aging Research and Evaluation

For many nonprofits, older adult volunteers are the bedrock of the volunteer workforce. However, older adults are increasingly leaving their volunteer work to pursue paid employment and family caregiving. To explore how the volunteer sector has responded to this reality, a survey was distributed to 55 Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVPs) across the U.S. Twenty-one programs responded identifying a range of strategies including: flexible scheduling, integrating care recipients into volunteer assignments, offering resource referral to caregivers, and expanded office hours for older workers. Findings provide strategies that can be replicated across program sectors to retain older adult volunteers.


Will "Social Distancing" Lead To Future "Research Distancing": A Reflection On Covid-19 Impacts On Alzheimer's Disease Research, Shoshana H. Bardach, Allison K. Gibson, Elizabeth K. Rhodus, Gregory A. Jicha 2020 University of Kentucky

Will "Social Distancing" Lead To Future "Research Distancing": A Reflection On Covid-19 Impacts On Alzheimer's Disease Research, Shoshana H. Bardach, Allison K. Gibson, Elizabeth K. Rhodus, Gregory A. Jicha

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Publications

Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has dramatically altered everyday life, including the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD) research. This perspective article explores some of the ways in which COVID-19 has already impacted the field, anticipates some of the long-lasting effects, and explores strategies for addressing current and future needs. Areas of impact include study integrity, regulatory and industry issues, and participant engagement. Proposed strategies for addressing these challenges include analytic methods to deal with large degrees of missing data and development of patient-centered, user-friendly, remote data collection tools and assessments. We also highlight the importance of maintaining participant well-being as ...


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