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Journal of Aging Studies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173515/precarity-in-late-life-understanding-new-forms-of-risk-and-insecurity
#1
Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Stephanie Hatzifilalithis, Karen Kobayashi, Patrik Marier
Population aging and longevity in the context of declining social commitments, raises concerns about disadvantage and widening inequality in late life. This paper explores the concept of precarity as a means to understand new and sustained forms of risk and insecurity that affect late life. The article begins with a review of the definition and uses of precarity in a range of scholarly fields including social gerontology. It then draws on illustrations from three locations of experience including older women, aging with a disability, and the foreign-born, to outline how precarity renders visible the disadvantages carried into late life, and new insecurities that emerge at the moment of needing care in the context of austerity...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173514/is-longevity-a-value-for-older-adults
#2
David J Ekerdt, Catheryn S Koss, Angel Li, Anne Münch, Stephan Lessenich, Helene H Fung
Longevity is an aspiration at the population level, a goal of public health policy and research. In the later decades of life, longevity goals also deserve scrutiny at the personal level to understand whether people welcome longer lives. Contradictory preferences could be expected, both the embrace of longevity and hesitation. The desire for extended life was examined using qualitative interviews in parallel designs among 90 persons aged 62 and older at sites in Germany, China, and the United States. Just over one third of the participants declined to express aspirations for longer life, some because they felt that their lives had reached a stage of completion and some as a form of fate acceptance...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173513/enabling-at-homeness-for-residents-living-in-a-nursing-home-reflected-experience-of-nursing-home-staff
#3
Lotta Saarnio, Anne-Marie Boström, Ragnhild Hedman, Petter Gustavsson, Joakim Öhlén
Older people are often living the last period of their lives in institutions such as nursing homes. Knowledge of this period, specifically related to at-homeness which can be described as wellbeing in spite of illness and has been regarded as one of the goals in palliative care, has been very little researched in the context of nursing homes and the experience of nursing home staff. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of nursing home staff of how to enable at-homeness for residents. Qualitative interpretive description methodology guided the design...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173512/from-home-to-home-mapping-the-caregiver-journey-in-the-transition-from-home-care-into-residential-care
#4
Taylor Hainstock, Denise Cloutier, Margaret Penning
Family caregivers play a pivotal role in supporting the functional independence and quality of life of older relatives, often taking on a wide variety of care-related activities over the course of their caregiving journey. These activities help family members to remain in the community and age-in-place for as long as possible. However, when needs exceed family capacities to provide care, the older family member may need to transition from one care environment to another (e.g., home care to nursing home care), or one level of care to another (from less intense to more intensive services)...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173511/evaluating-dementia-home-care-practices-the-reification-of-care-norms
#5
Ryan DeForge, Catherine Ward-Griffin, Oona St-Amant, Jodi Hall, Carol McWilliam, Dorothy Forbes, Marita Kloseck, Abe Oudshoorn
This critical ethnographic study examined how power relations shape the nature and enactment of caregivers' evaluation of home-based dementia care practices. As the home care sector continues to evolve and prepare itself as a key element in caring for people living with dementia and their families, this study grounds our understanding of how dementia home care practices are enacted and evaluated, particularly at the interface of formal and familial caregiving. The critical finding from our data is that not all evaluations of care practices were considered equally meaningful or relevant, and, moreover, their significance depended on whether the evaluation was made by someone in a position of power...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173510/understanding-functional-ability-perspectives-of-nurses-and-older-people-living-in-long-term-care
#6
Vilhelmiina Lehto, Outi Jolanki, Jaakko Valvanne, Lauri Seinelä, Marja Jylhä
The functional ability of older people has come to play a significant role in their care. Policies and public debate promote active aging and the need to maintain functioning in old age, including among older people living in long-term care. This study explores the meanings given to functional ability in the interview talk of long-term care nurses (n=24) and older people living in long-term care (n=16). The study is based on discourse analysis and positioning theory. In this study, accounts of functioning differed between nurses and older residents...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173509/virtuous-aging-and-existential-vulnerability
#7
Hanne Laceulle
In its efforts to overcome problematic views that associate aging with inevitable decline, contemporary gerontology shows a tendency to focus predominantly on age-related vulnerabilities that science may try to remedy and control. However, gerontology should also offer languages to address vulnerabilities that cannot be remedied because they intrinsically belong to the human condition. After all, these are increasingly radically encountered in later life and should therefore be reflected upon in the study of aging...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918823/impacts-of-organizational-ties-for-senior-centers-findings-from-a-collective-case-study-in-portland-oregon
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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