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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329797/social-connectedness-perceived-isolation-and-dementia-does-the-social-environment-moderate-the-relationship-between-genetic-risk-and-cognitive-well-being
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Judith L Poey, Jeffrey A Burr, J Scott Roberts
Purpose of the Study: This study examined whether the social environment moderates the relationship between the APOE e4 allele and cognitive functioning. Design and Methods: The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) data and multinomial logistic regression models were used to investigate these relationships for a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults aged 70 and older (n = 779). Results: Living alone (relative risk ratio [RRR] = 5...
January 24, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327492/pet-therapy-an-effective-strategy-to-care-for-the-elderly-an-experimental-study-in-a-nursing-home
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Alfonso Sollami, Elisa Gianferrari, Manuela Alfieri, Giovanna Artioli, Chiara Taffurelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There has recently been a growing interest towards patients' affective and emotional needs, especially in relational therapies, which are considered vital as to increase the understanding of those needs and patients' well-being. In particular, we paid attention to those patients who are forced to spend the last phase of their existence in residential facilities, namely elderly people in nursing homes, who often feel marginalized, useless, depressed, unstimulated or unable to communicate...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322438/risk-factors-for-malnutrition-among-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department-a-multicenter-study
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Collin E Burks, Christopher W Jones, Valerie A Braz, Robert A Swor, Natalie L Richmond, Kay S Hwang, Allison G Hollowell, Mark A Weaver, Timothy F Platts-Mills
BACKGROUND: Among older adults, malnutrition is common, often missed by healthcare providers, and influences recovery from illness or injury. OBJECTIVE: To identify modifiable risk factors associated with malnutrition in older patients. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional multicenter study. SETTING: 3 EDs in the South, Northeast, and Midwest. PARTICIPANTS: Non-critically ill, English-speaking adults aged ≥65 years...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320380/loneliness-in-the-general-population-prevalence-determinants-and-relations-to-mental-health
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Manfred E Beutel, Eva M Klein, Elmar Brähler, Iris Reiner, Claus Jünger, Matthias Michal, Jörg Wiltink, Philipp S Wild, Thomas Münzel, Karl J Lackner, Ana N Tibubos
BACKGROUND: While loneliness has been regarded as a risk to mental and physical health, there is a lack of current community data covering a broad age range. This study used a large and representative German adult sample to investigate loneliness. METHODS: Baseline data of the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) collected between April 2007 and April 2012 (N = 15,010; 35-74 years), were analyzed. Recruitment for the community-based, prospective, observational cohort study was performed in equal strata for gender, residence and age decades...
March 20, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318361/suicidal-ideation-and-associated-factors-among-students-aged-13-15-years-in-association-of-southeast-asian-nations-asean-member-states-2007-2013
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Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess suicidal ideation and associated factors in school-going adolescents in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. METHODS: The analysis included 30,284 school children aged 13-15 years from seven ASEAN countries that participated in the cross-sectional global school-based student health survey (GSHS) between 2007 and 2013. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of suicidal ideation in the past 12 months across seven ASEAN countries was 12...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314545/loneliness-in-older-adults-is-associated-with-diminished-cortisol-output
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N Schutter, T J Holwerda, M L Stek, J J M Dekker, D Rhebergen, H C Comijs
OBJECTIVE: Loneliness in older adults has been associated with increased mortality and health problems. One of the assumed underlying mechanisms is dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPA-axis). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether loneliness in older adults is associated with HPA-axis dysregulation and whether this association differs between depressed and non-depressed persons. METHODS: Cross-sectional data of 426 lonely and non-lonely older adults in the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older Persons (NESDO) were used...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300018/changes-in-social-engagement-and-depression-predict-incident-loneliness-among-seriously-ill-home-care-clients
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Samantha Fernandes, Jacob G S Davidson, Dawn M Guthrie
OBJECTIVE: This study identified the predictors of incident loneliness in a group of seriously ill older adults (aged 65+) receiving home care. METHOD: Existing data collected with the Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-HC) were utilized. A cohort of clients (N = 2,499) with two RAI-HC assessments and no self-reported loneliness at time 1 were included. Self-reported loneliness, upon reassessment, was the outcome of interest. Clients with a prognosis of less than six months or severe health instability were included...
March 16, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298892/maintaining-cognitive-functioning-in-healthy-seniors-with-a-technology-based-foreign-language-program-a-pilot-feasibility-study
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Caitlin Ware, Souad Damnee, Leila Djabelkhir, Victoria Cristancho, Ya-Huei Wu, Judith Benovici, Maribel Pino, Anne-Sophie Rigaud
Researchers have hypothesized that learning a foreign language could be beneficial for seniors, as language learning requires the use of extensive neural networks. We developed and qualitatively evaluated an English training program for older French adults; our principal objective was to determine whether a program integrating technology is feasible for this population. We conducted a 4-month pilot study (16, 2-h sessions) with 14 French participants, (nine women, five men, average age 75). Questionnaires were administered pre- and post-intervention to measure cognitive level and subjective feelings of loneliness or social isolation; however, these scores did not improve significantly...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294328/the-longitudinal-association-between-psychological-factors-and-health-care-use
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Jens-Oliver Bock, André Hajek, Hans-Helmut König
OBJECTIVE: Little attention has been given to psychological factors as correlates of health care use, which could be an important key to manage it. We analyzed the association of psychological factors with health care use. DATA SOURCES: Primary data were obtained from three follow-ups (2002, 2008, and 2011) of a large population-based study with participants aged 40+. STUDY DESIGN: Using a longitudinal observational study, we analyzed the psychological factors of negative and positive affect (affective well-being), life satisfaction (cognitive well-being), self-efficacy, loneliness, self-esteem, optimism, and flexible goal adjustment using fixed-effects regressions...
March 15, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283380/developing-evidence-for-football-soccer-reminiscence-interventions-within-long-term-care-a-co-operative-approach-applied-in-scotland-and-spain
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Laura Coll-Planas, Karen Watchman, Sara Doménech, David McGillivray, Hugh O'Donnell, Debbie Tolson
Loneliness is a common experience within long-term care and, to promote well-being and quality of life among people with dementia, it is important to draw upon a repertoire of strategies that provide social stimulation, companionship, and enjoyment. This paper describes and reflects on a program of co-operative social participatory research that sought to introduce football-focused (ie, soccer-based) reminiscence based in 4 community settings within Spain and Scotland. Findings are reported and inform an original conceptual model that supports the introduction of sustainable approaches to the development of football-focused reminiscence with and for people with dementia...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282728/profiles-in-emotional-aging-does-age-matter
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Igone Etxeberria, Itziar Etxebarria, Elena Urdaneta
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research project was to define emotional profiles in elderly people and to analyze the presence of each one in different age groups (from 65 to 74, 75 to 84, 85 to 94 and 95 to 104). METHOD: The sample group comprised 257 elderly people not suffering from cognitive impairment who were independent in the Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. The following emotional variables were analyzed: positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, loneliness, and regulation strategies...
February 17, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274800/a-screening-tool-to-detect-clinical-manganese-neurotoxicity
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Brad A Racette, Anat Gross, Susan R Criswell, Harvey Checkoway, Susan Searles Nielsen
Manganese (Mn) over-exposure in occupational settings is associated with basal ganglia toxicity and a movement disorder characterized by parkinsonism (i.e., the signs and symptoms of Parkinson disease). A simple test to help non-neurologists identify workers with clinical Mn neurotoxicity represents an unmet need. In a cohort of Mn-exposed workers from welding worksites, with extensive clinical data, we developed a linear regression model to predict the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale motor subsection part 3 (UPDRS3) score...
March 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274787/nutritional-status-of-rural-older-adults-is-linked-to-physical-and-emotional-health
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Seung Eun Jung, Alex J Bishop, Minjung Kim, Janice Hermann, Giyeon Kim, Jeannine Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Although nutritional status is influenced by multidimensional aspects encompassing physical and emotional well-being, there is limited research on this complex relationship. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the interplay between indicators of physical health (perceived health status and self-care capacity) and emotional well-being (depressive affect and loneliness) on rural older adults' nutritional status. DESIGN: The cross-sectional study was conducted from June 1, 2007, to June 1, 2008...
March 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274370/distinctive-role-of-opinion-leaders-in-the-social-networks-of-school-adolescents-an-investigation-of-e-cigarette-use
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E Gentina, D Kilic, P-F Dancoine
OBJECTIVES: This study examines a diverse set of social motives (e.g. peer support, peer pressure, social loneliness) for e-cigarette use, through the mediating effects of opinion leadership, among both male and female adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: The data were obtained from a survey conducted among 666 adolescents across 14 school classes, namely, students at three urban schools, public and private, in Lille, France...
March 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272198/computer-classes-and-games-in-virtual-reality-environment-to-reduce-loneliness-among-students-of-an-elderly-reference-center-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-cross-over-design
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Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Tania Brusque Crocetta, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Renata Thais de Almeida Barbosa, Regiani Guarnieri, Thais Massetti, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
INTRODUCTION: Physical and mental changes associated with aging commonly lead to a decrease in communication capacity, reducing social interactions and increasing loneliness. Computer classes for older adults make significant contributions to social and cognitive aspects of aging. Games in a virtual reality (VR) environment stimulate the practice of communicative and cognitive skills and might also bring benefits to older adults. Furthermore, it might help to initiate their contact to the modern technology...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269770/psychosocial-risk-and-protective-factors-and-incident-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-community-dwelling-elderly-findings-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-ageing-study
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Iris Rawtaer, Qi Gao, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Lei Feng, Mei Sian Chong, Wee Shiong Lim, Tih-Shih Lee, Philip Yap, Keng Bee Yap, Tze Pin Ng
BACKGROUND: Indicators of social isolation or support such as living alone, loneliness, being married, and life satisfaction are possible psychosocial risk and protective factors for dementia. OBJECTIVE: We investigate the associations of these overlapping psychosocial factors with incident MCI-dementia (neurocognitive disorder) in a population cohort. METHODS: Using data from 1601 participants of the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study (SLAS) who were free of MCI or dementia at baseline and followed up to 8 years, we estimated hazards ratio (HR) of association of living alone, loneliness, being married, and high life satisfaction with incident MCI-dementia...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266342/late-life-attachment
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Mélanie Freitas, Hassan Rahioui
Old age is likely to cause a crisis in one's life because of the vulnerabilities it brings up, acting as stressful elements disrupting the elder's feeling of security. It leads to the activation of what is called his attachment system, consisting in attachment styles and interpersonal emotional regulation strategies. To recover a higher sense of safety, the elder would refer to his attachment figures, that is to say closed people paying attention to him, showing towards him availability and consideration. However older adults particularly see their tolerance threshold lowered, regarding an accumulation of losses (true or symbolic) and stressful events within their lifetime...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264460/companion-animals-and-child-adolescent-development-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Rebecca Purewal, Robert Christley, Katarzyna Kordas, Carol Joinson, Kerstin Meints, Nancy Gee, Carri Westgarth
Childhood and adolescence are important developmental phases which influence health and well-being across the life span. Social relationships are fundamental to child and adolescent development; yet studies have been limited to children's relationships with other humans. This paper provides an evidence review for the potential associations between pet ownership and emotional; behavioural; cognitive; educational and social developmental outcomes. As the field is in the early stages; a broad set of inclusion criteria was applied...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263707/health-and-well-being-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-intersex-people-aged-50-years-and-over
#19
Mark Hughes
Objectives The aim of the present study was to examine the health and well being of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, the health issues that concern them, the services they use and challenges accessing services.Methods This study comprised a survey of the health and well being of 312 LGBTI people aged 50 years and over in New South Wales. The survey included the Short-Form 12 (SF-12) measure of health-related quality of life, the Kessler 10 (K10) measure of psychological distress, and the three-item Loneliness Scale...
March 7, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263640/the-psychological-importance-of-collective-assembly-development-and-validation-of-the-tendency-for-effervescent-assembly-measure-team
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Shira Gabriel, Jennifer Valenti, Kristin Naragon-Gainey, Ariana F Young
Although previous research suggests that connection to large, mostly anonymous groups is important for the fulfillment of psychological needs and a sense of psychological well-being, no measure exists to assess individual differences in this area. In 5 studies, we developed and provided support for the validity of the Tendency for Effervescent Assembly Measure (TEAM). Utilizing data from student and community samples, we conducted exploratory factor analyses to guide item selection for the scale (Study 1), evaluated the structure of the scale in an independent sample (Study 2), examined the convergent, discriminant, and incremental validity of the scale (Study 3), and assessed measurement invariance of the scale across different demographic groups (Study 4)...
March 6, 2017: Psychological Assessment
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