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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666363/grandparents-raising-grandchildren-what-have-we-learned-over-the-past-decade
#1
Bert Hayslip, Christine A Fruhauf, Megan L Dolbin-MacNab
Background and Objectives: In this manuscript, we update the literature over the last decade in addressing several new content areas that have emerged in the grandfamilies literature, along with issues that are still important to understanding grandparents raising their grandchildren today. Research Design and Methods: The social science and gerontological literature since 2004 was accessed, reviewed, organized topically, and integrated, based upon an exhaustive PsychINFO literature search...
June 28, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666359/cognition-in-context-the-role-of-objective-and-subjective-measures-of-neighborhood-and-household-in-cognitive-functioning-in-later-life
#2
Haena Lee, Linda J Waite
Background and Objectives: Although the role of place on health is not new, less is known about how place matters for cognition. By investigating both neighborhood and home as the sociospatial realms of older adults, we explore associations between health and place across multiple contexts. We also distinguish objective and subjective measures of place and disentangle their differential associations with cognition. Research Design and Methods: We analyzed place effects on cognition from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (N = 2,260) linked to neighborhood characteristics and crime data...
June 28, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931123/dying-wish
#3
Rick J Scheidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931122/corrigendum
#4
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October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931121/-heaven-is-overrated-two-movies-that-posit-life-beyond-death
#5
Jim VandenBosch
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October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931120/erratum
#6
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October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931119/aging-in-the-republic-of-bulgaria
#7
Natalie Pitheckoff
Bulgaria, a southeastern European nation with 7.1 million inhabitants, is ranked 4th in the world for its rate of population aging. Bulgaria has one of the highest proportions of older adults in the world with approximately 20% aged 65 and older. Three main demographic factors have led to rapid population aging. These include emigration, high death rates, and low birth rates. This "perfect storm" of demographic factors has created numerous political, social, and economic challenges for Bulgaria. For example, informal support of older adults is declining as younger generations move abroad or to urban areas for greater employment opportunities...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633476/corrigendum
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October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575192/corrigendum
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October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329859/the-impact-of-three-cognitive-training-programs-on-driving-cessation-across-10-years-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Lesley A Ross, Sara A Freed, Jerri D Edwards, Christine B Phillips, Karlene Ball
Purpose of the Study: Driving is important for older adults' health and well-being, yet little research has examined interventions to maintain driving mobility. As fluid cognitive abilities are strongly linked to driving, targeted cognitive training interventions may impact driving mobility longitudinally. This study assessed the effects of three different cognitive training programs (reasoning, speed of processing, and memory) on driving cessation in older adults across 10 years (n = 2,390)...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158415/dementia-care-comes-home-patient-and-caregiver-assessment-via-telemedicine
#11
Allison Lindauer, Adriana Seelye, Bayard Lyons, Hiroko H Dodge, Nora Mattek, Katherine Mincks, Jeffrey Kaye, Deniz Erten-Lyons
Purpose of the Study: We evaluated the feasibility and reliability of commonly used clinical dementia assessments when administered via direct-to-home telemedicine videoconferencing. To date, few studies assessed the suitability of these measures when used in this setting. Design and Methods: Sixty-six participants (33 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their 33 caregivers) consented to assessment with a battery of tests in both the clinic setting and via telemedicine...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073998/recent-health-care-use-and-medicaid-entry-of-medicare-beneficiaries
#12
Laura M Keohane, Amal N Trivedi, Vincent Mor
Purpose of the Study: To examine the relationship between Medicaid entry and recent health care use among Medicare beneficiaries. Design and Methods: We identified Medicare beneficiaries without full Medicaid or use of hospital or nursing home services in 2008 (N = 2,163,387). A discrete survival analysis estimated beneficiaries' monthly likelihood of entry into the full Medicaid program between January 2009 and June 2010. Results: During the 18-month study period, Medicaid entry occurred for 1...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062518/implementing-montessori-methods-for-dementia-a-scoping-review
#13
Sander L Hitzig, Christine L Sheppard
Purpose of the Study: A scoping review was conducted to develop an understanding of Montessori-based programing (MBP) approaches used in dementia care and to identify optimal ways to implement these programs across various settings. Design and Methods: Six peer-reviewed databases were searched for relevant abstracts by 2 independent reviewers. Included articles and book chapters were those available in English and published by the end of January 2016. Twenty-three articles and 2 book chapters met the inclusion criteria...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986794/characteristics-of-activities-for-persons-with-dementia-at-the-mild-moderate-and-severe-stages
#14
Natalie G Regier, Nancy A Hodgson, Laura N Gitlin
Purpose: To understand activity in dementia care, we examine relationships of disease stage with types and characteristics of meaningful activities (cueing needs, help with initiation, and recommended engagement time) provided in a home-based intervention trial designed to reduce behavioral symptoms. Design and Methods: Data involved 158 activity prescriptions or written documents detailing prescribed activities, cueing needs, and engagement goals designed by occupational therapists for 56 families...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816914/improving-stroke-caregiver-readiness-for-transition-from-inpatient-rehabilitation-to-home
#15
Barbara J Lutz, Mary Ellen Young, Kerry Rae Creasy, Crystal Martz, Lydia Eisenbrandt, Jarrett N Brunny, Christa Cook
Purpose: As the population ages, older adults are more often living with functional limitations from chronic illnesses, such as stroke, and require assistance. Because stroke occurs suddenly, many stroke family caregivers in the United States are unprepared to assume caregiving responsibilities post-discharge. Research is limited on how family members become ready to assume the caregiving role. In this study, we developed a theoretical model for improving stroke caregiver readiness and identifying gaps in caregiver preparation...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496014/fitness-to-drive-disagreements-in-individuals-with-dementia
#16
Maud Ranchet, Mark Tant, Abiodun E Akinwuntan, John C Morgan, Hannes Devos
Purpose of the Study: We sought to investigate the agreement between medical and practical fitness-to-drive recommendations in active drivers with dementia. Design and Methods: In this retrospective study, 68 patients underwent medical, visual, and road tests at an official center of the Belgian Road Safety Institute. Physicians provided medical fitness-to-drive recommendations using 1 of 3 categories (favorable, reserved, or unfavorable). On-road assessors used the same 3 categories to make practical fitness-to-drive recommendations...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496013/culture-and-language-discordance-in-the-workplace-evidence-from-the-national-home-health-aide-survey
#17
Suzie S Weng, Scott D Landes
Purpose of the study: Home health aides (HHAs) provide valuable resources to address existing and predicted needs for taking care of the aging population. Both the older adult and healthcare provider populations in the United States are becoming increasingly diverse. The study examined the effect of culture and language discordance between HHAs and their patients or coworkers on worker outcomes. Design and methods: Data from this study were from the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342439/the-influence-of-the-transportation-environment-on-driving-reduction-and-cessation
#18
Jonathon M Vivoda, Steven G Heeringa, Amy J Schulz, Joe Grengs, Cathleen M Connell
Purpose of the Study: Driving is by far the most common mode of transportation in the United States, but driving ability is known to decline as people experience age-related functional declines. Some older adults respond to such declines by self-limiting their driving to situations with a low perceived risk of crashing, and many people eventually stop driving completely. Previous research has largely focused on individual and interpersonal predictors of driving reduction and cessation (DRC)...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27334803/aging-learning-to-live-a-finite-life
#19
Jan Baars
Although biodemographic research informs us that life expectancies have risen impressively during the last century, this has not led to much interest in these new horizons of aging. The instrumentalist culture of late modern societies, including its health cure system, has clearly difficulties to relate to the elusive but inevitable limitations of finite life. Moreover, as most people can be expected to survive into old age, thinking about finitude is easily postponed and reserved for those who are "really old...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27334802/private-troubles-master-narratives-dilemmas-of-dementia-care-in-a-short-story
#20
Suzanne E England
Mary Gordon's short story, Mrs. Cassidy's Last Year, is about a family trying to cope, not only with Mrs. Cassidy, who has dementia and is physically and verbally abusive, but also with her elderly husband's difficulties caring for her at home. Mr. Cassidy's dilemma, expressed through the dissonance between his private "inner talk" of emotions and desires that he feels are forbidden and shameful, and his insistence to his son and daughter-in-law that his wife is still the woman he married and her care is not too much for him...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
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