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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918823/impacts-of-organizational-ties-for-senior-centers-findings-from-a-collective-case-study-in-portland-oregon
#1
Melissa L Cannon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918822/a-theoretical-model-to-explain-the-smart-technology-adoption-behaviors-of-elder-consumers-elderadopt
#2
Stephen M Golant
A growing global population of older adults is potential consumers of a category of products referred to as smart technologies, but also known as telehealth, telecare, information and communication technologies, robotics, and gerontechnology. This paper constructs a theoretical model to explain whether older people will adopt smart technology options to cope with their discrepant individual or environmental circumstances, thereby enabling them to age in place. Its proposed constructs and relationships are drawn from multiple academic disciplines and professional specialties, and an extensive literature focused on the factors influencing the acceptance of these smart technologies...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918821/explaining-the-continuum-of-social-participation-among-older-adults-in-singapore-from-closed-doors-to-active-ageing-in-multi-ethnic-community-settings
#3
Su Aw, Gerald Koh, Yeon Ju Oh, Mee Lian Wong, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef, Susana Concordo Harding, Mary Ann B Geronimo, Cecilia Yoon Fong Lai, Zoe J L Hildon
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify and explain the continuum in which older people in Singapore participate in community and social life, highlighting the influence of culture and policy context on social participation. METHODS: Using an ethnographic approach in a neighbourhood (n=109), we conducted focus groups with older adults of different ethnicities, exploring experiences of social participation. Next, participants took 50 photographs relating to 'lives of elders', showcasing the socio-ecological context that influenced social participation...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918820/on-gray-dancing-constructions-of-age-normality-through-choreography-and-temporal-codes
#4
Clary Krekula, Markus Arvidson, Satu Heikkinen, Andreas Henriksson, Eva Olsson
Against the background of population aging, older peoples dance has attracted attention in research and its health promoting effects and social meanings have been brought to the fore. In this article we focus on the context and power dimensions of dance with an emphasis on the organizing of dance among older adults in terms of social discourses and age relationships. On the basis of qualitative interviews with 33 older dancers and 11 dance providers in Sweden, the study illustrates how dance is organized through social discourses on healthism and on the increasing group of older people as a powerful consumer group...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918819/the-promise-of-documentary-theatre-to-counter-ageism-in-age-friendly-communities
#5
Kathy Black, Valerie Barnes Lipscomb
This paper discusses an innovative theatre-arts collaboration that was created to provoke public discourse about aging in a community located in the Southeastern United States in which more than one-half of residents are age 50 or older. The development and execution of the documentary theatre production are explicated and the post-performance talk-backs with the audience are shared to illustrate how it facilitated insight and dialogue among its largely older audiences. Experience with this production suggests that academics can collaborate with professional artists to promote the subjective experience of aging as a positive appreciation of self...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918818/the-dementias-a-review-and-a-call-for-a-disaggregated-approach
#6
Tobias Haeusermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918817/unfinalisability-and-the-authorship-of-life-narratives-of-young-old-women-from-taiwan
#7
Jin Kuan Kok, Ming-Chin Li
This study investigates and presents the narratives of Taiwanese women who have reached the young-old stage. The narrative interview method was used for data collection from 12 Taiwanese women. After analysing the recurring themes emerging from the women's life histories, it is found that the meanings of these Taiwanese women's narratives could not be finalised according to traditional Confucian norms. These women rebelled, resisted, and resumed authorship to make changes to their lives in a patriarchal society...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918816/-they-are-different-now-biographical-continuity-and-disruption-in-nursing-home-settings
#8
Tove Harnett, Håkan Jönson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610759/how-architectural-design-affords-experiences-of-freedom-in-residential-care-for-older-people
#9
Iris Van Steenwinkel, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Ann Heylighen
Human values and social issues shape visions on dwelling and care for older people, a growing number of whom live in residential care facilities. These facilities' architectural design is considered to play an important role in realizing care visions. This role, however, has received little attention in research. This article presents a case study of a residential care facility for which the architects made considerable effort to match the design with the care vision. The study offers insights into residents' and caregivers' experiences of, respectively, living and working in this facility, and the role of architectural features therein...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610758/the-everyday-food-practices-of-community-dwelling-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-older-adults
#10
Nevin Cohen, Kristen Cribbs
Malnutrition during old age is a significant public health issue. Prevailing behavioral and structural senior malnutrition interventions have had marginal success, largely failing to reflect the realities of people's daily lives. This novel study employed Social Practice Theory (SPT) to explore the food practices of an under-researched, yet highly vulnerable, segment of the older adult population-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) seniors. Four focus groups were conducted with 31 older adult clients and volunteers at a national LGBT social service and advocacy organization...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610757/rural-pension-reform-in-china-a-critical-analysis
#11
John B Williamson, Lianquan Fang, Esteban Calvo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610756/crossing-a-line-a-narrative-of-risk-taking-by-older-women-serving-as-caregivers
#12
Jennifer L Womack, Margareta Lilja, Gunilla Isaksson
BACKGROUND: Caregiving carried out by adults for other adults is increasing around the world as the demographics of many industrialized countries shift toward an older population with escalating care needs toward the end of life. Although much has been written about caregiving, few studies document the experiences of providing care as narrated by the caregivers. AIM: To explore the everyday experiences of older adults serving as primary informal caregivers to significant others...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610755/epistemological-erasure-the-subject-of-abuse-in-the-problematization-of-elder-abuse
#13
Bridget Garnham, Lia Bryant
The academic field of literature pertaining to elder abuse emerges largely from gerontology with contributions from a variety of disciplines including geriatric medicine, nursing, public health, law, psychology, sociology and social work. This paper presents a critical review of articles drawn from this literature to identify current directions leading the development of empirical research in this field. The objective measurement of prevalence, the identification and correlation of psycho-social risk factors and practice-based research oriented to intervention and prevention are identified as privileged sites for scientific investigation...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610754/power-and-ambivalence-in-intergenerational-communication-deciding-to-institutionalize-in-shanghai
#14
Lin Chen
China's tradition of taking care of one's aging parents continues to evolve, as evidenced by the growth in nursing home residents in Shanghai. However, how these families make the decision to institutionalize remains unclear. To fill this gap, this study draws on power relations to examine communication dynamics when oldest-old and their adult children decide to institutionalize. This study used a phenomenological approach. Twelve dyads of matched elderly residents and their children participated in face-to-face, in-depth interviews (N=24)...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610753/-i-had-a-good-time-when-i-was-young-interpreting-descriptions-of-continuity-among-older-people
#15
Mary Breheny, Zoë Griffiths
Messages describing how best to age are prominent in gerontological theory, research and the media. These prescriptions for ageing may foster positive experiences in later life; however, they may also obscure the social and situated nature of expectations for ageing well. Continuity Theory proposes ageing well is achieved through continuity of activity and stability of relationships and identity over the life course. Continuity seems adaptive, yet prioritising continuity may not match the expectations, desires and realities of older people...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610752/age-ascription-as-a-resource-and-a-source-of-resistance-an-interactional-study-of-health-professionals-castings-of-patients-into-the-category-old
#16
Shirley Näslund
This case study aims to give an understanding of what actions health professionals' castings of patients into the category 'old' perform on a medical and social level as well as what actions patients' interactional management of these castings perform. Particularly, this study aims to bring to the fore the negotiability of health professionals' perspectivating age ascriptions. This is done with the conversation analytic method (CA) according to which altercasting is a mutual construction performed turn by turn and shaped by the reactions of the interlocutor who can approve, resist, or modify the identity in question...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610751/what-are-we-talking-about-constructions-of-loneliness-among-older-people-in-the-swedish-news-press
#17
Axel Agren
Loneliness among older people is an issue that engages the general public and various professions and organizations in contemporary Swedish society. One public arena where this engagement is particularly evident is within the Swedish news-press, where articles on loneliness among older people are frequently published. Loneliness is commonly perceived as significantly related to ageing and older people. In addition, the mass media is considered to have a crucial influence in shaping general perceptions of older people...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610750/understanding-the-experiences-of-racialized-older-people-through-an-intersectional-life-course-perspective
#18
Ilyan Ferrer, Amanda Grenier, Shari Brotman, Sharon Koehn
This article proposes the development of an intersectional life course perspective that is capable of exploring the links between structural inequalities and the lived experience of aging among racialized older people. Merging key concepts from intersectionality and life course perspectives, the authors suggest an analytic approach to better account for the connections between individual narratives and systems of domination that impinge upon the everyday lives of racialized older people. Our proposed intersectional life course perspective includes four dimensions: 1) identifying key events and their timing, 2) examining locally and globally linked lives, 3) exploring categories of difference and how they shape identities, 4) and assessing how processes of differentiation, and systems of domination shape the lives, agency and resistance among older people...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610749/older-widows-perspectives-on-sexuality-a-life-course-perspective
#19
Talia Kasif, Tova Band-Winterstein
BACKGROUND: Sexuality is a significant component in human experience and has an important impact on the individual's general well-being. Life course events and the social construction of sexuality lead older widows to reflect upon their sexuality. PURPOSE: To explore and describe the ways in which older widows construct and perceive their sexuality along the life course. METHOD: A phenomenological-qualitative approach was conducted. Data collection was performed through in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 17 widows, between the ages of 62-91, followed by content analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215758/living-autobiographically-concepts-of-aging-and-artistic-expression-in-painting-and-modern-dance
#20
Mita Banerjee, Anita Wohlmann, Ralf Dahm
This article discusses the ways in which artists have incorporated or failed to incorporate the aging process of their bodies into their art. Using Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and the French painter Claude Monet as cases in point, we explore situations in which physical changes brought about by aging compromises artists' ability to engage with their artistic medium. Connecting Monet's oeuvre and Baryshnikov's dance performances to life writing accounts, we draw on John Paul Eakin's concept of "living autobiographically": In this vein, life writing research does not only have to take into account concepts of identity as they emerge from life writing narratives, but it also needs to explore the somatic, corporeal and material dimensions of these narratives...
January 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
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