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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409672/making-a-difference-a-study-of-cognitive-stimulation-therapy-cst-for-persons-with-dementia
#1
Daniel B Stewart, Marla Berg-Weger, Susan Tebb, Michele Sakamoto, Kristina Roselle, Laura Downing, Janice Lundy, Deborah Hayden
Affecting nearly 5.4 million older adults in the U.S. and 35.6 million individuals worldwide, dementia is one of the greatest public health crises of our time. As a result, helping professionals, clients, and care partners seek effective and affordable treatment. Developed in the United Kingdom by Spector and colleagues, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a non-pharmacologic psychosocial group intervention for persons with dementia. To expand upon and fill the gaps within existing research, the authors developed a descriptive study to assess the impact of CST on cognition, quality of life, and depression, among six CST groups (n = 40)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402217/the-dash-pilot-project-developing-community-based-nutrition-education-for-older-adults
#2
Jan M Ivery, Liza Benton, Ashley Harrison, Melissa Paul, Marielysse Cortés
Nutrition-related chronic health conditions among older adults are a growing concern. Thus, it is important to develop nutrition interventions designed to prevent chronic conditions from occurring and/or progressing. As part of the current study, education nutrition education materials were created for use in Georgia senior centers by graduate nutrition students at Georgia State University. After the nutrition education class, focus groups were conducted with participants (n = 62) to obtain feedback on the content and suggestions on how to improve the class for future groups...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398136/understanding-the-financial-knowledge-gap-a-new-dimension-of-inequality-in-later-life
#3
Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan, David W Rothwell, Katrina Cherney, Tamara Sussman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339351/experiencing-civil-unrest-elder-voices-on-ferguson
#4
Nancy Morrow-Howell, Clarissa Jackson, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Richelle Clark, Sheilah Clarke Ekong, Briana Bostic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339325/community-based-services-and-depression-from-person-environment-fit-perspective-focusing-on-functional-impairments-and-living-alone
#5
BoRin Kim, Sojung Park, B S Jennifer Bishop-Saucier, Msw Carrie Amorim
As communities encourage aging-in-place, community-based services for older adults are expanding. Guided by the Person-Environment Fit perspective, this study investigated the extent to which personal dimension factors (functional limitations, living alone) and environmental dimension factors (community-based services) influence depression among community-dwelling adults. The data came from the 2012 Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative survey of individuals over 51 years old. Our sample was restricted to respondents who participated in the special questionnaire about community-based service utilization (N = 1,710)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272996/speaking-to-washington-d-c-in-the-short-and-long-run
#6
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358235/the-aging-semantic-differential-in-mandarin-chinese-measuring-attitudes-toward-older-adults-in-china
#7
Ernest Gonzales, Lisa A Marchiondo, Jing Tan, Yi Wang, Huajuan Chen
The Aging Semantic Differential (ASD) is the most widely used instrument to measure young people's attitudes towards older adults. This study translated the ASD to Mandarin and examined its psychometric properties. The Mandarin-ASD contains three latent factors (Personality and Mental Health, Societal Participation, and Physical) that have high internal reliability and reasonable discriminate validity. Social work researchers, practitioners and allied professionals may utilize the ASD-Mandarin instrument to measure young people's attitudes towards older adults in China...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129087/correlates-of-depressive-symptoms-among-homebound-and-semi-homebound-older-adults
#8
Xiaoling Xiang, Jessica Brooks
This study aimed to provide a national profile of homebound and semi-homebound older adults with depressive symptoms and to compare risk factors of depressive symptoms by homebound status. A sample of 1,885 homebound and semi-homebound older adults were selected from Round 1 of the National Health and Aging Trends Study. The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 43.9% in homebound older adults and 28.1% in semi-homebound older adults, representing over 830,000 and 1.4 million individuals in the population, respectively...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409711/silver-alerts-a-notification-system-for-communities-with-missing-adults
#9
Erika Gergerich, Lindsey Davis
As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of dementia will grow and communities will face the problem of older adults wandering or becoming lost. Silver Alert systems are programs designed to locate missing older adults with dementia or other mental disabilities. Such programs have been initiated in all but five states. Data collection for these programs is often minimal or incomplete. Social workers should be involved in prevention, follow up and education with caregivers, community members and law enforcement officers...
April 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409710/applying-who-s-age-friendly-communities-framework-to-a-national-survey-in-china
#10
Yi Wang, Ernest Gonzales, Nancy Morrow-Howell
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This article used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China. Chi- square and t-tests examined the rural and urban differences. Results suggest that many AFC concepts did not apply well in developing areas...
April 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296585/new-calls-for-papers-in-2017
#11
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051931/older-adults-in-the-involuntary-treatment-system
#12
Brook Buettner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051926/the-process-of-change-in-complicated-grief-group-therapy-for-bereaved-dementia-caregivers-an-evaluation-using-the-meaning-of-loss-codebook
#13
Katherine P Supiano, Lara Burns Haynes, Vicki Pond
Caring for a person with dementia has adverse health and mental health effects that, for 9-25% of caregivers, persist as complicated grief (CG). For bereaved dementia caregivers unable to satisfactorily grieve, specialized Complicated Grief Group Therapy (CGGT) can restore healthy grief. We investigated therapeutic change in CGGT participants, using an adapted version of the Gillies' Meaning of Loss Codebook. Participants demonstrated positive gains in 16 thematic areas, notably in moving on with life, summoning pleasant memories, and ascribing bad memories to disease rather than decedent...
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997295/dementia-caregivers-and-live-discharge-from-hospice-what-happens-when-hospice-leaves
#14
Stephanie P Wladkowski
Hospice offers holistic support for individuals living with terminal illness and their caregivers. Some individuals receiving hospice services experience a slower decline in health as than expected, resulting in a 'live discharge' from hospice. A live discharge affects both patient and caregiver(s).The current study (N=24) explored the experiences of caregivers of adults with dementia who experienced a live discharge from hospice. Findings emphasize the comprehensive services covered under the Medicare Hospice benefit and those lost after a live discharge...
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997292/intergenerational-care-perceptions-of-older-women-and-middle-adolescents-in-a-resource-constrained-community-in-south-africa
#15
Vera Roos, Sonia Silvestre, Tonette De Jager
This study describes intergenerational care perceptions in a resource-challenged community. Ten women (aged 60+) and eight middle adolescents (3 boys and 5 girls) participated in the Mmogo-method®, a visual data-collection method. Textual data were analysed thematically, and visual data by applying Roos and Redelinghuys (2016) proposed steps. Both groups provided physical and instrumental care to the other. Older women cared for adolescents by teaching and disciplining them, while the adolescents cared for them by obtaining an education and by showing respect...
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982744/factors-that-influence-physical-activity-among-residents-in-assisted-living
#16
Sarah D Holmes, Elizabeth Galik, Barbara Resnick
The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence physical activity among residents in assisted living. This was a secondary data analysis using baseline data from a function-focused care intervention study including 171 residents from 4 assisted living facilities. Using structural equation modeling, we found that mood, satisfaction with staff and activities, and social support for exercise were directly associated with time spent in physical activity. Gender, cognition, depression, and comorbidities were indirectly associated with physical activity and accounted for 13% of the total variance in physical activity...
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051928/approaches-policies-and-practices-to-support-the-productive-engagement-of-older-adults
#17
Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ernest Gonzales, Bob Harootyan, Yeonjung Jane Lee, Brian W Lindberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186863/welcome-to-2017-we-invite-your-letters-to-the-editor-and-commentaries
#18
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027015/caring-for-individuals-with-chronic-illness-and-minor-depression-latino-perceptions-of-caregiver-burden
#19
Jaime Corvin, Isabella Chan, Ann Tezak, Kelly Carpenter, Claudia Aguado Loi, Junius Gonzales, Ismael Hoare
Informal caregiving can be fundamental to disease management. Yet, the psychosocial, physical, and financial burden experienced by caregivers can be significant. In the US, Latinos experience increasing rates of chronic conditions, the highest uninsured rates in the country, and a growing dependence on informal caregivers. This article explores the impact of caregiving on caregivers of individuals with comorbid chronic disease and depression. Findings highlight the impact of caregiving on financial insecurity, balancing competing demands, increased emotional distress, and community supports...
January 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938248/-working-with-cow-social-work-supporting-older-women-living-in-the-community
#20
Margot Rawsthorne, Kayleigh Ellis, Alison de Pree
Australia, like all developed Western countries, is experiencing a demographic shift resulting in an increasing proportion of the population being over the age of 65 years. Contrary to stereotypes, the vast majority of older people live independently in communities. This article explores the potential of social work practice informed by community development principles to enable socially disadvantaged older women to live in vibrant and supportive communities, in which they feel safe and are able to access the support services they need...
January 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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